Ajeenkya DY Patil University’s (ADYPU) 3rd graduation ceremony was celebrated in a grand manner held at our sprawling campus in Charholi Budruk (Pune).

We treat convocations as a new one because, at ADYPU, we value you (our students). The traditional professor-student relationship transforms into more of a familial one. There is no “us” and “them”, and there are no borders, it is all about “togetherness”. Every year Students tread through the gates of ADYPU, and each one is a renewed experience bringing life and meaning to this “home”.

Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil, President, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Minister of State for Home (Urban), Maharashtra Dr Ranjit Patil, Former Minister of Higher and Technical Education of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope & Dr Eknath B Khedkar, Vice Chancellor, Ajeenkya DY Patil University

Dr. Ajeenkya D.Y. Patil, President, Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, in his address was all praise for Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as a leader with a vision who understands the needs and the intricacies of the education system. He also recollected with gratitude the contribution of late Vasant Dada Patil in laying the foundation for the spread of education in Maharashtra. He further observed, ”The next revolution in this sacred land of ours is clearly the education revolution and this revolution, in turn, will engineer many other revolutions that will become living examples of existence at peak potential.” He further raised some pertinent questions like, “Has education merely addressed the survival process or has it touched the very core of every individual and ensured that they conduct life at peak potential?”

Honorable Mentions

Doing the honors this year were Dr. Ranjit Patil, Minister of State for Home, Government Of Maharashtra and Rajesh Tope, Former Minister for Education & Technical Education, State Of Maharashtra. The talking point of this exclusive evening was the conferring of Doctor of Letters – Honoris Causa (D.Litt) on Congressman Todd Rokita (United States House of Representatives), Anita Garware (Social Worker of Children’s causes), Yuli Tamir (President, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel), Kazuo Tanaka (President & CEO, GK Design Group Inc. Japan) and Niraj Shah (Executive Director, ANZ Banking Group Ltd) for their immense contribution in their respective fields to the development and betterment of society at large. Also present on this occasion was David Pollard, High Commissioner of Guyana to India.

Congressman Todd Rokita from Indiana, USA, impressed the audience with his sense of humour when he stated,” If you change the emphasis of Indiana, it would simply mean India – Ana (Come to India) ”. He further said that he cherished the values and principles of the Ajeenkya DY Patil University and ’ Be the best always’ is one such strong message that would inspire him to serve his constituency better. Dr. Ranjit Patil opined that innovation would be the key to growth in the future for India and was all praise for the University for keeping the right focus. Rajesh Tope urged all prominent educationists and industrialists present in the audience to ensure greater dynamic coordination between industry and universities for effective employment and progress.

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) being conferred to Congressman Todd Rokita, United States House of Representatives at the hands of Dr Ajeenkya D.Y Patil

Dr Ajeenkya DY Patil, said, “We always wanted ADYPU to be known for unconventionality and its distinctiveness. For which, the University is meant to expand the powers of the mind and to teach people how to earn a living. To this end, we try to balance the pursuit of knowledge, vocational relevance, and academic excellence. For us, our mission is to embrace the twin engines of globalization—technology & innovation through our innovative methods.”

Dr. Eknath B Khedkar – Vice Chancellor, Ajeenkya DY Patil University—presented the University Report highlighting the University achievements, plan and programs. He went on to congratulate the graduating students and spoke about various innovative best practices initiated in the University.

The Convocation witnessed a large number of students graduating from various undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the field of Management, Law, Design, Engineering, Media & Communication. Gold Medals of Merit were awarded to fifteen students for their academic excellence.

List of Gold Medallists for Academic Excellence:

1) Ruchika Sharma – Master of Law

2) Ankit Soni – Master of Design (Automobile Design)

3) Nupur Sharma – Master of Technology (Digital Manufacturing)

4) Aditya Talele – Master of Technology (Automotive Prod Engineering)

5) Akruti Agrawal – Bachelor of Business Administration (Media & Communication)

6) Sonakshi Upadhyaya – Master of Business Administration (Media & Communication)

7) Chirag Uppal – Master of Business Administration (Business Innovation & Strategy)

8) Sheetal Dadas – Master of Business Administration (Finance)

9) Nalini Singh – Master of Business Administration (Human Resource)

10) Aashna Tandon – Master of Business Administration (Digital Marketing & E Commerce)

11) Rohit Algude – Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics)

12) Abhimanyu Chauhan – Master of Business Administration (Banking & Financial Services)

13) Gaurav Garwal – Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Modelling

14) Drona Panchal – Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business

15) Roshni Jagtap – Bachelors of Computer Applications in Mobile Application & Cloud Technology

Conclusive note

You are the tomorrow of today. Hundreds of students pass through with us, and we are immensely proud to celebrate with each one of you because we celebrate you. Take the time to celebrate yourself, before you finish this chapter in grandeur and move on to the next.

We wish you the best! Keep going on for the world is yours to conquer!