Delhi University held its 93rd annual convocation on Saturday where eminent jurist professor Ved P Nanda from University of Denver Sturm College of Law presented degrees to students for the 2015 session. The convocation ceremony, which began on a musical note saw a “Shankh Naad” performance followed by one from Army band and a bugler from Delhi Police, was also attended by RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal.
During the ceremony 666 doctoral degrees, 37 Doctorate of Medicine degrees and 181 medals were awarded and the degrees of students who passed various examinations in 2015 were conferred in absentia. They will be released to the respective colleges, institutions, faculties or departments.
Nanda, who has been associated with University of Denver, United Nations Association, American Bar Association, among others and is the recipient of various prestigious awards, delivered the convocation address detailing the challenges in education system and the industry. He said while India has potential “none of the Indian varsities are in the top 100 universities of the world rankings. With good infrastructure and foreign university tie ups, a university like DU could make it in the top 100 list”.
Underlining that “interdisciplinary education” has become rampant internationally, he said it is important for a university to prove its importance internationally. Recalling a meeting with the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Nanda told the gathering of students that besides studies and degrees “it is your duty to find solutions to the problems in the society…it is everyone’s duty to the make world better”. For the first time, the varsity had made additions of several new norms like recitation of holy versus from Quran, Gurbani, Ganesh Vandana and the Bible at the function.