- Degrees were conferred to the students of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics (SAMSOE), Kirit P. Mehta School of Law (KPMSOL), School of Branding and Advertising (SOBA), Jyoti Dalal School of Liberal Arts, (JDSoLA) and the School of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SAST)
SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed-to-be University celebrated its Convocation 2023 for five schools namely, Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics (SAMSOE), The Kirit P. Mehta School of Law (KPMSOL), School of Branding and Advertising (SOBA), Jyoti Dalal School of Liberal Arts, (JDSOLA) and the School of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SAST), at the Mukesh R. Patel Auditorium, Mumbai, on 4th August 2023.
The event unfolded with a solemn invocation, setting tone for celebrations, achievements, and new beginnings of the graduating students. The campus of SVKM NMIMS Mumbai saw the convergence of distinguished guests, faculty, proud parents, and enthusiastic graduates. The occasion was dignified by the attendance of Chief Guest, Shri Nishith Desai, Founder of Nishith Desai Associates, Pro VC, NMIMS, Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar, Prof. Amita Vaidya, Director – SAMSOE, Dr. Durgambini Patel, Dean – KPMSOL, Dr. Anirrban Ghosh, Associate Dean – SOBA, Dr. Achyut Vaze, Dean – JDSOLA, Dr. Suseelendra Desai, Dean – SAST. Commencing the program in the foyer of the Mukesh Patel Auditorium with a series of photo sessions with Shri. Pravin Doshi, Nominee of the Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar, they cherished special moments with the graduating students.
The proceedings of the day included the presentation of school-wise reports, followed by the conferment of degrees upon the deserving graduates. The moment of pride arrived with the declaration of awards, scholarships, and the recognition of outstanding achievers and contributors.
Delivering a keynote address to the graduating students, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar, discussed the emerging paradigm of leadership within organizations.
He said, “Currently, organizations are facing a dilemma as a new paradigm of leadership emerges. This age is sensitive to minute-to-minute leadership. NMIMS has been very responsive to these challenges with its agility and flexibility. In these challenging times, disruption is the
order of the day. In management jargon, we call it the VUCA world, where technology is rapidly disrupting businesses. New businesses are emerging while established ones are collapsing in a matter of time.”
The attending students were prompted to reflect upon their fond memories and accomplishments throughout their academic journey. As they were bestowed with their esteemed degrees, they exuded confidence and eagerness, carrying forward NMIMS’s proud legacy. As these budding leaders step into their futures, their commitment and diligence are poised to yield both personal and professional rewards, further enriching the organizations they will contribute to.
The highlight of the ceremony was the distinguished Chief Guest’s convocation address. Mr. Nishith Desai imparted inspiration and motivation to the students to embark on their individual journeys armed with knowledge, empowerment, and the aspiration to act as catalysts for growth.
He said, “The pursuit of knowledge in this field has prepared you to be leaders, thinkers, and problem solvers of tomorrow. You have delved into the intricacies of the law, explored the principles of economics, unleashed the power of branding, and embraced the creativity of liberal arts. Embrace the results of this multifaceted education, for they form the very foundations of this holistic endeavor. The world you are about to step into is a dynamic and ever-changing landscape. I would advise you to embrace values of integrity, innovation, collaboration, diversity, and continuous learning which will not only define success but also your character. “
The Convocation 2023 ceremony marked a significant milestone in the journey of the graduates of all five schools, as they are now ready to thrive in the rapidly evolving world of challenges and opportunities.