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Annual Convocation of Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD)
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6th Annual Convocation of Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) on Friday, the 8th December, 2017 at Kashmere Gate Campus, Delhi – 110 006

The Ambedkar University Delhi is holding its 6th Annual Convocation at 10:30 AM on Friday, the 8th December, 2017 at its Kashmere Gate Campus, Delhi – 110 006.

Shri Anil Baijal, the Hon’ble Lt Governor of Delhi in his capacity as the Chancellor of the University will be presiding over the Convocation ceremony.

Mr. Sonam Wangchuk, working in the field of education reforms, innovation, social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability in Ladakh, will be the Chief Guest of the Convocation and address the graduating students, faculty, staff members and distinguished guests.

During the Convocation, 568 students who have completed the prescribed requirements during the academic year 2016-17 will be awarded with PhD, MPhil, MBA, MA, BA (Hons) Degrees in various fields of studies such as Business Administration, Design, Development Studies/Practice, Economics, Education, English, Environment & Development, Film Studies, Hindi, History, Human Ecology, Literary Art, Mathematics, Performance Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences & Humanities, Sociology, Visual Art and Women’s & Gender Studies. Post Graduate Diplomas in Development Studies, Early Childhood Care & Education and Environment & Development will also be awarded.

The breakup of the students who will be receiving their Degrees and Diplomas are: BA (Hons) – 161; MA – 342; MBA – 38; MPhil – 13; PG Diploma – 7 and PhD – 7 (Total = 568). Of the 568 graduating students female students constitute 65%.

In the past, Professor Andre Beteille (noted Sociologist & Writer), Jairam Ramesh (Economist & Former Union Minister), Aruna Roy (Social Activist), Ashok Bajpeyi (eminent writer & former civil servant) and His Holiness The Dalai Lama have delivered the Convocation address. The University has so far awarded 1834 Degrees & PG Diplomas since its 1st Convocation which was held in the year 2012.*

*{1st Convocation (166); 2nd Convocation (243); 3rd Convocation (374); 4th Convocation (502) and 5th Convocation (549)}.

The Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) was established in 2007 by the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) through an Act of Legislature and was notified in July 2008. AUD is mandated to focus on research and teaching in social sciences and humanities and is guided by Dr Ambedkar’s vision of bridging equality and social justice with excellence.

The University has 12 schools which presently offers 7 BA (Hons.), 3 B.Voc., 17 postgraduate, 7 MPhil and 13 PhD programmes (total 47 programmes) :

  1. School of Business, Public Policy & Social Entrepreneurship
  2. School of Culture & Creative Expressions
  3. School of Design
  4. School of Development Studies
  5. School of Education Studies
  6. School of Human Ecology
  7. School of Human Studies
  8. School of Law, Governance & Citizenship
  9. School of Letters
  10. School of Liberal Studies
  11. School of Undergraduate Studies
  12. School of Vocational Studies.

At present, the University has 2465 students enrolled in three campuses (Kashmere Gate, Karampura and Lodhi Colony). In keeping with AUD’s commitment to make quality education accessible across the city, a new campus of AUD at Lodhi Colony started functioning from the current academic session (2017-18).

AUD offers a policy of full fee-waivers to students belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories. The University also offers full and partial waiver of tuition fees to students who are in need of support based on their economic background. From the current academic year (2017-2018), AUD introduced insurance cover for students with individual coverage of Rs. 5,00,000/- each. Apart from these welfare measures, AUD provides financial support to students for field based learning, attending national and international conferences and scholarships to all MPhil and PhD students.

THE 5th ANNUAL CONVOCATION

The Ambedkar University Delhi held its Fifth Annual Convocation today i.e. the 9th of December, 2016 at 10.30 a.m. in the lawns of its Kashmere Gate Campus, Delhi.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama was the Chief Guest at the Convocation and Shri Najeeb Jung, the Hon’ble Lt Governor of Delhi in his capacity as the Chancellor of the University presided over the Convocation ceremony. 

 H.H. The Dalai Lama addressed the large gathering of the graduating students, faculty, staff members and distinguished guests. In his address, The Dalai Lama emphasised the importance and value of education for the young people of the country.  In his address, he added that education of minds is equally important and that the values of love and warmth which is what religion actually stands for should be included in the modern secular education in India.

The Dalai Lama stressed the need of an inner self with compassion and the togetherness of material with the spiritual for the modern life of the 21st century. In his speech, he also stressed that ‘A healthy mind is the most important element for a healthy body’.  ‘If you help others, and serve others as much as you can, that’s the proper way to lead a meaningful life’.”We can never obtain peace in our outer world until we make peace with ourselves’. According to him, the very purpose of religion is to control oneself, not to criticise others.

Prior to the convocation address, Shri Najeeb Jung, Hon’ble Lt Governor of Delhi and the Chancellor of the University in his address emphasised that India is known for its rich ancient cultural history, pluralism – it is the land of Vedas, Buddha, Nanak, Kabir, sufi saints and now it has become the land of the Dalai Lama. It is fortunate to the graduating students of the Ambedkar University Delhi to get the blessings of the H.H. The Dalai Lama.  He also appreciated the rich contribution made by the Faculty  under the leadership of the present Vice Chancellor within a short span of 8 years of its existence as a State University.

During the Convocation, a total of 549 Degrees/Diplomas were awarded to the students who have successfully completed PhD, MPhil, MA, BA (Hons) Degrees in various fields of studies from different Schools of the University in the academic session 2015-16.

The Convocation was declared closed by the Vice Chancellor with the permission of the Chancellor, followed by the National Anthem.  This was further followed by a tree plantation by The Dalai Lama, the Chief Guest.