Dalai Lama to be chief guest at Ambedkar University convocation

The spiritual leader will address the gathering comprising of graduating students, faculty, staff members and distinguished guests on the occasion.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:December 8, 2016 1:56 pm
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With The Dalai Lama as chief guest, the fifth convocation of the Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) will be held tomorrow, December 9. The ceremony will begin from 10:30 am. The spiritual leader will address the gathering comprising of graduating students, faculty, staff members and distinguished guests on the occasion.

The Lt. Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, in his capacity as the Chancellor of the university will preside over the convocation ceremony.

During the convocation, 530 students who have completed prescribed requirements during the academic year 2015-16 will be awarded with PhD, MPhil, MA, BA (Honours) degrees, respectively, in various fields of studies such as economics, development studies/practice, psychology, women’s and gender studies, business administration, education, environment and development, English, history, psychology, sociology, mathematics, human ecology, history, Hindi, design, film studies, literary art and visual art, performance studies and social sciences and humanities.

Further more, 19 students will be awarded post graduate diplomas in early childhood care and education, development studies, environment & development and publishing.

The first Ph.D. degree of the Ambedkar University Delhi will be awarded to a female student during the convocation.
The university is presently running seven undergraduate, 17 post graduate, two PG diplomas, five MPhil and nine PhD programmes.

The varsity has recently added two new schools namely, School of Vocational Studies and School of Law, Governance and Citizenship. The new campus at is located at Karampura and was started in August during the current academic session.

The varsity 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.

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