Uka Tarsadia University
The 3rd Convocation 2015 - An event extraordinaire
The third convocation 2015 of UTU is a latest milestone in the feathered cap of UTU. The 3rd Convocation of Uka Tarsadia University was held at Sport Ground, Maliba campus on Wednesday, 14th October 2015 with enthusiasm and gaiety. The convocation ceremony was held in the afternoon between 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm which was followed by lunch which concluded at 3:00 p.m. Given below are highlights of the day's proceedings.
The glam and galore had taken a momentum and thus started the dignified procession of all faculty deans headed by UTU Registrar Dr. Shailesh Shah. It was the most awaited moment of the day when the procession along with its band wagon reached the venue and hoisted the academic flag. This was received with rejoiced clapping by audience. The CONVOCATION 2015 was started with academic protocol and stately reverence.
This year, the ceremonial procession entered Convocation dome at 12:20 p.m. It included the Shri Shailesh Patel, President of Uka Tarsadia University, Shri B U Patel, Patron and Donor UTU, Hon. Provost of the University - Dr. D R Shah, Shri Bhagubhai Patel - President of Bardoli Pradesh Kelvani Mandal, Deans of various faculties of UTU, Members of the Board of Trustees, Board of Management and Academic Council. The procession was led by the Institute brass band followed by two students carrying the University Standards on either side of the
Registrar Dr. Shailesh Shah, who carried the Ceremonial Mace. On other font various Deans, Directors and other dignitaries had already donned their rob and ready to receive the chief guest Shri O.P.Kohli Honorable Governor shri of Gujarat.
The ceremony commenced with a university song followed by felicitation of Chief guest Shri O.P.Kohli Honorable Governor shri of Gujarat. Our graduates and guests were notably impressed by the splendor of our ceremonial traditions and the grandeur of the convocation dome in which the ceremonies took place. UTU President Shri Shailesh Patel declared the Convocation open. The inaugural address of 3rd convocation ceremony 2015 was from Provost Dr. D R Shah. Dr. D R Shah offered a warm and affectionate welcome to the chief guest Shri O.P.Kohli Honorable Governor shri of Gujarat. He also warmly congratulated our graduates on their achievements.
Dr. D.R.Shah gave it a graceful momentum by narrating the recent achievements of the university. At the outset, he thanked the all donors for their generous contributions and the BPKM Trust which believes that education can transform the society. He reemphasized on third convocation also that university is not merely an examination body but a nursery of good citizens. (Encl: Provost's Inaugural address).
There after Deans of various faculties of UTU sought approval from the President for conferment of degrees in the following order:
- Dr. N C Shah, Dean, the faculty of Engineering andTechnology
- Dr. Bankim Patel, Dean, the faculty of Science andTechnology
- Dr. Ashish Mishra, Dean, the faculty of Pharmacy
- Lt. Col. M. Jayalaxmi, Dean, the faculty of Nursing & Paramedical
- Dr. Prashant Joshi Dean, the faculty of Commerce & Management
Following the Dean's seeking approval for degrees, The Registrar Dr. Shailesh Shah, presented the graduands to the Revered President Shri Shailesh Patel for the award of degrees and Gold medals to be presented to meritorious students through academic register. The approval was duly granted by President and board of governors of UTU.
This year, 1482 students were awarded degrees and 28 students were awarded gold medals. Anchors of the ceremony administered pledge to graduating students. This was followed by the presidential Address of Shri Shailesh Patel. He advised students that beside the knowledge that you have acquired at UTU, several soft skills and personal traits would be needed to be a part of you to thrive and prosper in this ever evolving world (Encl: Presidential address).
The sincerity and gratefulness which reflected from students while degrees and gold medals were being given away by the chief guest Shri O.P.Kohli Honorable Governor shri of Gujarat was so intense that the entire atmosphere of 3000 plus dome became thick with emotions and a sense of proud. 28 gold medals, awards and degrees were awarded on the auspicious day.
The guest of honor Shri B U Patel also delivered his speech on this auspicious occasion highlighting his philanthropic experience and joyous feeling after observing the growth of UTU. The ceremony reached its sparkling galore and gaiety when the chief guest of Convocation 2015- Shri O.P.Kohli, the Honorable Governor Shri of Gujarat graced the occasion with his phenomenal speech in Hindi.
TIt was very a towering success for the entire Uka Tarsadia University when the Governor himself declared the university as a cen ter for excell en c . The dedication for academic and professional upliftment done by UTU over the years was pointed out by Governor Shri and he also applauded the holistic teachings and community advancements done by UTU. At last Governor Shri asked for more institution to come up front and accept the social responsibility and women empowerment as UTU has done. With this Governor Shri concluded his enlightened speech and thereafter the Registrar Dr. Shailesh Shah conveyed vote of thanks at 3rd convocation ceremony of UTU. He acknowledged Chief Guest, President and Hon. Provost to grace to this auspicious occasion. (Encl: Registrar's vote of thanks). At last Shri Shailesh Patel declared the
The national anthem and group photo of gold medalist marked the end of the 3rd Convocation ceremony of UTU. Such an extravaganza of dignified exuberance can hardly be seen elsewhere. Thereafter all dignitaries, deans, parents, students and faculty members part took a delicious special lunch organized by UTU and took their leave. The 3rd convocation ceremony was anchored by Dr. Ketan Ranch faculty, Pharmacy Dept UTU and Ms. Rozy Patel, Faculty Management Dept., UTU.
We at UTU believe that Convocation 2015 has raised the benchmark of UTU events and pageants in manifolds and aspiring to do even better for the next year, we have started working on ground levels for Convocation 2016. The said event was a culmination of the hard work of more than 400 faculty members who were working on variety of sub-events of Convocation 2015 since 2 months. But the resultant outcome would be of so much grandeur that nobody could have foreseen. Probably the fact that everything was dovetailed to the minutest of detail, that would have given a class apart shine and sizzle to the ceremony. You can feel the precision and fine-tuning of each proceedings of the Convocation 2015 by the timely arrival, seating and placing of more than 3000 students and parents. The decorum of the venue was so much maintained that a pin drop silence and reverence was maintained though out the ceremony.
Graduating students taking the pledge during 3rd Convocation of UTU on 14th October 2015.