Addressing the student fraternity, on the 4th convocation of Manipal University Jaipur Hon’ble HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar praised the infrastructure of MUJ and found it mesmerizing and enchanting. Congratulating parents and teachers’ on this occasion, he emphasized that the fundamental aim of a renowned educational institution is to provide quality education. He further stated that the central goal of education is to create a ‘good human being and responsible citizen.’ He emphasized that it is ‘social obligation’ of every student to pay back accordingly and contribute their best to the development of society and nation. To enhance the status of higher education, the Government of India is looking forward to establishing 20 universities having World Class facilities and infrastructure. Also, a scheme is in the pipeline to provide loans to educational institutions. He informed that he is confident that the introduction of PM Scholarship will stop brain drain to an extent. The current Government is committed to making a ‘New India’ which is devoid of corruption, casteism, poverty, terrorism, and dirt.
Hon’ble HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar was Chief Guest on 4th convocation held at MUJ campus on September 7, 2017. The Guest of Honour was Mrs. Kiran Maheshwari, Minister of Higher Education; Government of Rajasthan and Mr. Vasudev Devnani, Minister of School Education; Government of Rajasthan was the distinguished guest. The Convocation ceremony presided by Chairperson MUJ, Professor K Ramnarayan. He delineated the relevance of Gandhian approach for the holistic development of an individual as well as the nation.
Delivering welcome address President MUJ, Prof Sandeep Sancheti highlighted the achievements accomplished by MUJ in a short span of time. He acquainted the dignitaries regarding the mission, vision, and goals of MUJ. Prof. Sandeep Sancheti stated that it is his dream to see MUJ as one of the most preferred universities of the country concerning academics. He emphasized that though in its nascent stage, MUJ is progressing forward attracting students from all corner of India. Making MUJ as one of the stalwarts in the field of R& D, Prof Sandeep Sancheti informed that research expenditure constitutes 6% of the total allotted budget. He further advised that MUJ is also contributing in ‘Societal Development Projects’ at a macro level.
Out of 1013 students graduating this year, 671 are from Engineering,337 are from non-engineering programs, and 5 are Ph.D. students.21 students were awarded ‘gold medal’ for scoring highest marks in their respective programs. The gold medal for ‘Overall Performance,’ ‘Extra-curricular Activities’ and ‘Research’ given to the deserving students. Dr. Vandana Suhag, Registrar MUJ proposed a vote of thanks.
Dr. Ramesh Kumar Rawat
Associate Professor, J&MC