SLS Mirror Sept - Oct 2017 - Page 4

Sixth Convocation As many as 838 young, energetic and raring-to-go students received their degree certiļ€cates as Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University held its 6th Convocation today on its campus in Gandhinagar. At a festivity-like function witnessed by a host of dignitaries, the university formally offered these trained professionals, including eight PhDs, to the world of technology, management, humanities and social sciences. Attired in traditional Indian dress and colour coded stole on their shoulder, the graduating students were beaming with pleasure. And, why not? Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijaybhai Rupani, who was the Chief Guest of the function, conferred the degrees on all these students who were found eligible for graduation after a rigorous academic exercise. The degrees were awarded in the presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India; Dr Mukesh Ambani, President, PDPU and Chairman& Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd, PDPU Standing Committee Chairman and former Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat, Shri D Rajagopalan; and PDPU Director General Prof T Kishen Kumar Reddy. The speeches given by the dignitaries was well appreciated. 2