Lt. Governor Delhi, Shri Anil Baijal and Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia, today conferred the Degrees upon 408 students of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, today in the second convocation ceremony held at the University. These 408 students graduated include 257 undergraduates, 147 post graduates, and 4 Ph.D Fourteen (14) students were awarded various medals including Two (02) Chancellor Medal, Ten (10) Vice-Chancellor Medal and 02 Exemplary Performance Silver Plaque on this glorious occasion for their outstanding academic achievement.
The ceremony was chaired by Sh. Anil Baijal, Lt. Governor, Delhi and Chancellor, IGDTUW. Sh. Manish Sisodia, Dy. Chief Minister, GNCTD was the Guest of Honour and Prof. K.K. Aggarwal, Chairman, NBA was the Chief Guest. The ceremony was graced with the presence of Dr. Amita Dev, Vice Chancellor, IGDTUW, Dr. G. Narendra Kumar, Pr. Secretary, DTTE, GNCTD, Sh. Sandeep Kumar, Secretary (Higher Education), GNCTD and Prof. R.K. Kale, Chairman, Board of Management. Also in attendance were other dignitaries from the academic world, industries and the Govt. of NCT of Delhi. The Convocation began with a majestic and grand academic procession.
Lt. Governor of Delhi, Sh. Anil Baijal while conferring the Degrees upon the students mentioned that it is matter of great pride to know that in the last couple of years IGDTUW has undertaken a greater focus on building research facilities augmented by funding from various National and International agencies. It is always a good initiative and IGDTUW is working towards strengthening its links with foreign institutions of higher learning by signing MOUs. Hon’ble Chancellor advised the students that during their exciting professional journey, they do not forget to give back to the society, and to alma-mater.
The Deputy Chief Minister & Education Minister of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia, presenting the Degrees to the students appreciated the achievements of the University and stated that the University should provide the education with the aim to prepare more entrepreneurs so that they can be job giver instead of job seeker. He stated that the students of the University may come with the innovative ideas and the Govt. of Delhi is providing seed money to the students to convert their ideas into product.
The Chief Guest of the ceremony, Prof. K.K. Aggarwal extended hearty congratulations and best wishes to all Graduands. He stated that the students are fortunate to get the opportunity to study in such an illustrious University and should therefore justifiably be feeling proud today. The humility and modesty should be a part of professional ethics. He stated that for an engineer, education is a lifelong pursuit. Wherever you go and whatever you see, there is always something to enrich your technical knowledge.
Earlier to this, Dr. Amita Dev, Vice Chancellor, IGDTUW presented a detailed report about the progress and the achievements of the University. She emphasised that “Empowering women is a prerequisite for creating a good nation, when women are empowered, society with stability is assured. Empowerment of women is essential as their value system leads to the development of a good family, society and ultimately a good nation”. She also briefed about the faculty accomplishment, student accomplishment and collaborations of IGDTUW with the leading industry and academia. She mentioned that Innovation & Incubation Centre established with the grant of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi is working with the mission to promote entrepreneurship and inculcate innovation amongst girl students. It aims to seed a new ethos where students will understand and encourage entrepreneurship as a preferred career option. The students of the University are placed with highest domestic package of Rs. 41.6 lakhs offered by Microsoft and whooping internship offers from the various top notch companies.
An exhibition showcasing the various projects and the products developed by the incubatees and the students was also exhibited.