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NMIMS University Honors Graduating Students at Convocation 2023: Celebrating Dedication and Academic Excellence of 6 Diverse Schools

Degrees were conferred to the students of Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management (SPPSPTM), Mumbai, School of Pharmacy & Technology Management Shirpur, Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS), Balwant Seth School of Architecture (BSSA), School of Design (SOD), School of Performing Arts (SOPA), Nilkamal School of Mathematics, Applied Statistics & Analytics (NSOMASA),

A momentous occasion unfolded at Mukesh R. Patel Auditorium, SVKM’s NMIMS Building, as the prestigious NMIMS University celebrated the  convocation ceremony of 2023 for the graduating students of the year 2023. The ceremony took place on Saturday, August 12, 2023, marking a significant milestone in the academic journey of the students. The convocation day symbolized the culmination of dedication and academic excellence, signifying the transition of students into professionals ready to make their mark in the world.

The ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of the Chief Guest, Dr. Shankar Subbanarasayya Mantha, CEO of MSKC-MAHAPREIT, Former Chairman of AICTE, Adjunct Professor at NIAS, Bangalore, and Emeritus Professor at VJTI (AI and Robotics). Nominee of Hon’ble Chancellor & Managing Committee Member of SVKM, Dr. Jayant Gandhi, Dr. Meena Chintamaneni, Pro Vice-Chancellor, NMIMS, Dr. Ashish Daptardar, Additional Registrar, Dr. Purvi Bhatt, I/C Dean – SDSOS, Dr. Jagannath Sahoo, Dean – SPPSPTM, Dr. Kaiwan Mehta, Dean – BSSA, Dr. Guruprasad Rao, Dean – SOD, Dr. Sushil Kulkarni, Dean NSOMASA, Dr. Vikas Bhardwaj, Associate Dean SOPA, were also present at the convocation reflecting the significance and grandeur of the event.

The solemn initiation set the tone for the event with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp in accordance with our Indian tradition, accompanied by invocations and the NMIMS anthem, followed by the revered Saraswati Vandana. The ceremony proceeded with a sequence of events, including the welcome address by the Vice-Chancellor, school-wise reports, conferment of degrees, declaration of awards and scholarships, and an inspiring convocation address by the Chief Guest, Dr. Shankar Subbanarasayya Mantha.

Dr. Shankar Subbanarasayya Mantha inspired the graduates to embrace innovation and purpose at NMIMS Convocation 2023, “I am pleased and happy today to be here and have this opportunity to speak to you. Today, we stand at the cusp of an exciting future, and I invite you to embark on a journey of innovation and purpose. Our time has been marked by challenges that have tested our mettle and shaped our character, but it has also

provided us with opportunities to redefine the limits of what is possible. I stand before you not only as a speaker but also as a fellow traveler on this remarkable journey, ready to explore the uncharted territory of tomorrow. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the power of innovation. It isn’t just about creating the next groundbreaking product; it’s about fostering a mindset that is consistent, seeks to improve, adapt, and create positive changes. As graduates of NMIMS, you’ve been equipped with a toolbox of knowledge, skills, and experiences that will enable you to push the boundaries of conventionality. Remember, it’s not the absence of challenges that defines us, but how we overcome them. Innovation thrives in the soil of diversity and collaboration. As we move forward, remember that some of the most revolutionary ideas emerge when individuals from different backgrounds come together.”

Graduates from all six schools walked the stage in the Academic Procession, showcasing their accomplishments and dedication to their respective fields of study. They were awarded degrees based on their CGPA achievements. Along with that, students with exemplary ranks, scholarships, and innovative projects were also honored. Best staff and faculty were recognized with special awards. As they walked across the stage, they carried with them the legacy of NMIMS University and its values of excellence, innovation, and collegiality. The convocation ceremony was not just an event; it was a celebration of the potential and promise that each graduate holds as they step into the world beyond the university’s gates.

Addressing the convocation, Dr. Meena Chintamaneni, Pro Vice-Chancellor, said, “It is indeed a proud moment for NMIMS and the students present here. I want to acknowledge your journey. In the past decade, we have witnessed the six schools grow, each leaving an indelible mark in its domain in Mumbai and India. NMIMS’ standards align with its reputation.” She emphasized the students’ role as brand ambassadors and urged them to carry forward the legacy of values, beliefs, and vision of NMIMS. “As you enter the professional world, remember that these are challenging times. We are living in a VUCA world, and in such times, new leadership is emerging. Your response to these situations should be quick and agile. Strategy and execution go hand in hand,” she added.

The NMIMS Convocation 2023 was a fitting tribute to the dedication and accomplishments of the graduating students, leaving an indelible mark on all those who attended, symbolizing a promising future marked by excellence, innovation, and a commitment to societal betterment. As the convocation ceremony concluded with the singing of the National Anthem, it was a moment of pride and accomplishment for all those present. The event encapsulated the essence of NMIMS University’s mission to nurture and empower the next generation of leaders, innovators, and change-makers.

The convocation saw a remarkable gathering of students from six distinguished schools under the SVKM’s NMIMS: Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management (Mumbai), School of Pharmacy & Technology Management (Shirpur), Sunandan Divatia School of Science (Mumbai), Balwant Sheth School of Architecture (Mumbai), School of Design (Mumbai), School of Performing Arts (Mumbai), Nilkamal School of Mathematics, Applied Statistics & Analytics (Mumbai). It was a proud moment for all those involved, highlighting their commitment to shaping lives and fostering academic brilliance.


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