A large number of students graduate every year with a hope to get a financial stability in professional front. But the reality is different as there aren’t as many jobs as the number of graduates coming out of the universities every year. Instead of being disheartened why not you become your own boss, become entrepreneurs, create jobs not just for yourselves but for others too. Today, we live in a world where information technology is advancing at a rapid pace and is disrupting many established industries. The business environment too is undergoing a change as it enters into a new era in which one doesn’t own assets but owns the customers. There are many instances of the same but one such example is ‘WhatsApp’ which has taken the world by storm without owning any telecom network or investing huge capital, except for 40 engineers to run its entire business. With these words Manu Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Naaptol.com began to deliver his convocation address.
IIS University hosted its seventh Convocation recently at the university premises. The Chancellor of the University Justice S. N. Bhargava presided over the function, while Manu Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Naaptol.com, was the chief guest on the occasion.
A total of 1720 students were conferred their degrees and diplomas in the various programmes out of which there were 34 Ph.D., 493 Post graduation, 1193 Under graduation, 63 Advanced Diploma level graduands. 58 Gold Medals and Plaques, 15 Endowment Awards and 293 Merit Certificates were awarded to meritorious graduands.
With the permission of the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr. Ashok Gupta declared the convocation open and welcomed the chief guest, dignitaries, guests and graduants present in the convocation hall. Later, he delivered the welcome speech and apprised the audience with the highlights and achievements of the university.
While empowering the female graduands, Dr. Gupta inspired them to focus on their dreams, to be prepared to take calculated risks and do not deterred by failures. He also hoped that even after bidding adieu to this campus, graduands will continue to draw inspiration from the deep spirit of IISU with its focus on education for life along with education for living. This will help in their diverse journey of discovery, of breaking the mould and shattering glass ceilings, of sailing uncharted seas and, opening new vistas to the human spirit.
Education system has huge opportunities for startups: Manu Agarwal
“India’s demographic dividend is conducive to Startups with a high potential. India, as the youngest nation in the world and a huge overall population, has one of the largest consumer bases in the world. For every unique need of every segment of the population there is an opportunity for a new venture. Our infrastructure, healthcare and the education system are in dire need of an upgrade wherein startups can make huge difference”, asserts Manu Agarwal.
50 scholars walked away with gold medals out of which 15 were from Arts and Social Sciences, 17 from commerce and management and 18 were from Science and 08 meritorious students received plaques.
Apart from this,15 scholars have received endowment awards for their excellence in academic activities out of which Surbhi Goyal from Arts and Social Sciences, Sonal Rathi from Commerce and Management and Unnati Agarwal from Science bagged Shiv Saraswati Memorial Gold Medal, Mikky Jha (BA JMC) and Diksha Mittal (MA JMC) received Dr. Shanta Narendra Bhanawat Memorial Gold Medal, Asmaa Singhal (M.sc. Physics) received Hukam Kaur-Nand Ram Memorial Gold Medal, Anuja Mathur (Economics Hon.) awarded with K.M. Sahai Memorial Gold Medal, Priyanka (M.Com) got Pawan Bansal Memorial Gold Medal, Tamanna Balwada (Chemistry UG) received Prem Chand Bakshi Memorial Gold Medal, Srishti Katiyar (BVA) and Chhavi Sharma (MVA) bagged Radhey Shyam Badhalia Memorial Gold Medal, Parul Sharma (Highest Marks in UG Physics) got Ram Pyari-Surji Memorial Gold Medal, Anchal Phutela (Highest Marks in Maths (UG) received J.P. Gupta Memorial Gold Medal, Harshita Sharma (Highest Marks in Mass Communication & Video Production (Advanced Diploma) bagged O.P Bansal Memorial Gold Medal and Pooja Chopra received Aditi Sanghi Memorial Award for her outstanding performance in sports.