Eighth Convocation at XIM University
XIM University successfully conducted its Eighth Convocation in the hybrid mode for its Postgraduate and Doctoral programs.
The number of students receiving the degrees for the doctoral and postgraduate programmes are 05 and 630 respectively. The detailed breakup of the number of students who received their degree for various programmes are as mentioned below:
A total of 33 medals were won by meritorious students for their academic distinction (List attached for reference).
Shri. Sanjiv Puri, the Chairman & Managing Director of ITC Limited was the Chief Guest and Convocation Speaker for the evening. He joined ITC in 1986. During his career of over three decades at ITC and its subsidiaries, he has held several business leadership positions and also handled a wide range of responsibilities in manufacturing, operations and information & digital technology. Presently, he serves on the National Executive Committees of CII and FICCI as well as on the Steering Committee of FICCI. He is a Director on the Board of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, Co-Chair of the ‘Business Commission to Tackle Inequality’ set up by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and a Member of the BRICS Business Council. He was conferred the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award of the year 2018’ by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
During the 8th Convocation, XIM University conferred Honorary Doctoral Degree upon Shri. Sanjiv Puri.
Among the eminent dignitaries present were Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., Chairman, Board of Governors of XIM University, Shri. Rajive Kaul, Emeritus Chairman, Board of Governors of XIM University, Fr. Antony R. Uvari, S.J., Vice Chancellor, XIM University, Fr. S. Antony Raj S.J., Registrar, Fr. V. Arockia Das, S.J., Chief Finance Officer, XIM University, Deans of different schools and Officials of XIM University. Few of the elite Board Members also graced occasion.
Prof. S. Peppin, Dean, School of Governance and Public Affairs extended a cordial welcome to the guests and audience in the hybrid mode.
Fr. Antony R. Uvari, S.J, Vice Chancellor, XIM University in his report elaborated on the achievements of the University in the past year and highlighted a few notable points.
Addressing the audience in his Chairman’s speech, Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., expressed his views on learning and development . He mentioned that this degree is just a stepping stone towards more milestones in life. He quoted, “Your success is our success.”
As the Emeritus Chairman Shri Rajive Kaul addressed the audience and spoke about the challenges in life in the unprecedented times.
As the Convocation Speaker, the Chief Guest of the evening, Shri Sanjiv Puri spoke about change and its acceptance therein. He spoke about three important facets of Change to thrive and succeed: Desire to change, Empowerment and Adaptability.
The top rank holders across schools were felicitated with Gold Medals by the Chief Guest for their Academic Excellence.
Finally, the event came to a successful end with the vote of thanks by Fr. S. Antony Raj, S.J., Registrar.
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