Dia Mirza conferring the degree at Parul University’s 5th Convocation Ceremony

India, May 3: Parul University recently held its 5th Convocation ceremony with Kapil Dev, Padma Shree Awardee and the former Indian Cricket Team Captain credited for having won World Cup in Cricket in 1983 for the first time for India; and Dia Mirza, renowned Bollywood actress, former Miss Asia Pacific International and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador as the Guests of Honour. The hallowed ceremony was also graced by Dr. Devanshu Patel, President, Parul University; Dr. M. N. Patel, Provost, Parul University; Dr. H. S. Vijayakumar, Pro Vice- Chancellor; Prof. Manish Pandya, Registrar, Parul University and the Hon’ble Members of the Board of Management and the Governing Body.  8,500 students along with their parents were attended the ceremony.

Around 5,454 graduating candidates from the disciplines of engineering and technology, applied sciences, commerce, arts, fine arts, library science, health administration, public health, vocational studies, pharmacy, physiotherapy, ayurved, homeopathy, nursing, architecture, agriculture, social work, design, law, computer applications, management, business administration were conferred diploma, under graduate, post graduate and doctorate degrees. As a mark of excellence in education, the University honored its top performing students with gold medals for their academic accomplishments. 61 gold medals along with 33 Certificates of Merit were awarded to the top performers, including awarding a start-up and 13 alumni of the university for their illustrious professional careers.

Students such as Yash Arunbhai Dhaduk, Research Associate with the Department of Aerospace Engineering at IIT Madras; Suraj Mistry, Business Intelligence Software Developer at Synoptek India; Vrunda Savaliya, Software Engineer at Gateway Group; and Sevrina Duatre, working with Courtyard, Marriott Hotels have showcased their prowess across multiple sectors.

Further, some of the University’s gold medalists have established their careers abroad like Bharat Tyagi, Pharmacy Assistant at Walmart Pharmacy, Canada and Deepa Thomas, Biology Teacher in the Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates, amongst others. In addition, several gold medalists from the University have also established their presence through entrepreneurship such as Dr. Ritu Lalwani, who launched her online practice, Serenity Homeopathic Clinic.

Dr. M. N. Patel congratulated all the graduating students and wished them best for their future endeavors and urged them to continue making small efforts everyday to achieve great success.

Dia Mirza said that apart from education and skills, connection with people matters the most; highlighting how it has helped her immensely in her personal and professional life.

Kapil Dev, also known as “Haryana Hurricane” urged students to use their education for the betterment of our country. He congratulated all the stakeholders of the University for bestowing the gift of education on the graduating students.

Dr. Devanshu J Patel said that success is not owned. It is rented and the rent is due every day. There are people who have chosen to create success in their lives. One should not accept that our lives will always be trouble free. Instead, we should face challenges with determination, grit and self- confidence.

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