Over 1700 students awarded degrees on 9th Convocation of IIS University

Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa conferred upon Justice Dr. Shivraj V. Patil
 
Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa conferred upon Shekhar Gupta

 
Jaipur: The Indian government from the very beginning of our independence has tried to address the problem of group inequality, such as inequality between caste, tribes, minorities and male–female. The policy to reduce gender inequality has given us positive results. While we appreciate this achievement, we also need to recognise the unfinished task of persistence of gender gap. We recognised the issue of not only “equal” access but also “equal access to quality” education to girls. It is necessary that the girls not only receive equal access to school and higher education on par with boys but an equal access to “quality” education. There are spheres where the girls still lack behind the boys. With these words, Chief Guest on the occasion Padma Shree Prof. Sukhdeo Thorat, Former Chairman, University Grants Commission and Indian Council of Social Sciences and Research, began to deliver his convocation address.
 
IIS (Deemed to be University) hosted its Ninth Convocation on Friday at the IIS Kshipra Path’s A P J Abdul Kalam Auditorium while adhering to all the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the government of Rajasthan. The Chancellor of the University Dr. Ashok Gupta presided over the function.
 
In the welcome speech, Dr. Gupta happily announced that over 1700 students are being conferred their degrees and diplomas in the various programs, out of which there are 43 Ph.D, 386 Post graduation, 1197 Under graduation & 82 Advanced Diploma level graduands. Also, 74 Gold Medals and Plaques, 17 Endowment Awards and 303 Merit Certificates were awarded to meritorious graduands.
 
Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa conferred upon Justice Dr. Shivraj V. Patil
 
IIS (deemed to be UNIVERSITY) conferred upon Justice Justice Dr. Shivraj V. Patil the Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa in the field of Law and Justice. Dr. Patil is an epitome of perfection and humility Justice Dr. Shivraj V. Patil’s visionary outlook and keen legal acumen have made him one of the finest judges India has ever known.
 
He was acting Chief Justice at the High Court of Madras from 1998 to 1999, thereafter; he assumed office as the Chief Justice at the High Court of Rajasthan in 1999. He was then elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India in 2000. Justice Dr. Patil has also been associated, as acting Chairman, with the National Human Rights Commission, and as Chairman with the Core Committee to Prevent Child
Marriage in Karnataka. He has had a brief stint as the Lokayukta of the state of Karnataka as well.
 
His stellar contribution in various fields has been aptly recognized and among his many awards are the “Basavashree Award” and the Rashtriya Kannada Rathna. Besides his numerous professional assignments, Justice Dr. Patil is an author of repute and has a number of books on varied topics to his credit.
 
By receiving this award virtually, he said that proper education is a basic requirement for development of any country as a great nation. Value based education, is a trinity of knowledge, skill and human value. The standard of living of people with human dignity in future depends upon the type of education given to the students today. Hailing the university’s efforts of providing quality education to girls, he said, “In my opinion, this university meets substantially the standards and expectations”.
 
Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa conferred upon Shri Shekhar Mehta
 
IIS (Deemed to be University) bestowed upon Shri Shekhar Mehta Shri Shekhar Mehta, President Elect, 2021-2022 for his contribution in the field of literacy promotion in India; and the wider goal of making our country totally literate.
 
Sh. Shekhar Mehta is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of
Rotary International for 2021-22. Chair and Founder of the real estate-development company, the Skyline Group, Sh. Mehta is also the director of Operation Eyesight
Universal (India), a Canada-based organization.
 
Born right here in the Pink City of Jaipur, Sh. Mehta has been a member of Rotary since 1984. A trustee of ShelterBox, UK, Sh. Mehta worked to build 500 homes after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Having helped establish several hospitals in Bhubaneswar,  Hooghly and Kolkata, he also chairs the Saving Little Hearts charity, which has facilitated nearly 2000 heart surgeries for children.
 
As a strong advocate of Rotary’s strategic plan, Sh. Mehta envisions the organization as getting nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for its work in polio, towards peace programmes and for several of its other significant areas of focus. He is the architect of the TEACH Program, which promotes literacy throughout India and aims at making the country literate by 2025.
 

After receiving this award, he said that Rotary in India has fortunately taken total literacy in India as one of its major initiatives; working with various governments, NGOs, Corporate Bodies and the Civil Societies. There is a lot of work that Rotary is doing towards making India totally literate and I do hope that the IIS University will play its due role in doing so. Rotary and IIS University have a past bond - now let us take it forward for the cause of total literacy.
 
He also congratulated all the students who have excelled in their scholastic endeavors and will be recipient of gold medals, degrees and diplomas at this convocation.
 
As many as 17 scholars have received endowment awards for their excellence in academic activities out of which Chanchal Chaudhary from Arts and Social Sciences, Priyanka Nathani from Commerce and Management and Snehdeep Sandhu from Science bagged Shiv Saraswati Memorial Gold Medal, Kirti Agarwal (BA JMC) and Khushboo Sharma (MA JMC) received Dr. Shanta Narendra Bhanawat Memorial Gold Medal, Amisha Bansal (M.Sc. Physics) received Hukam Kaur-Nand Ram Memorial Gold Medal, Ashmita Agarwal (Economics Hon.) awarded with K.M. Sahai Memorial Gold Medal, Harsha Sharma and Maansi Chauhan (M.Com) got Pawan Bansal Memorial Gold Medal, Deeksha Gaur received Prem Chand Bakshi Memorial Gold Medal for scoring highest marks in Chemistry UG, and J.P.Gupta Memorial Gold Medal for scoring highest marks in Maths UG, Pratibha Singh (BVA) and Richa Maheshwari (MVA) bagged Radhey Shyam Badhalia Memorial Gold Medal, Ashneet Kaur (Highest Marks in UG Physics) got Ram Pyari-Surji Memorial Gold Medal, Khushi Jain (Highest Marks in Mass Communication and Video Production, Advanced Diploma) received O.P. Bansal Memorial Gold Medal and Amisha Bansal received Prof. Volker Heine FRS Gold Medal for her outstanding performance in sports.



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