Amity University Kolkata’s first Convocation was a grand event at the ultra modern Convention centre, Newtown, Kolkata. Eminent Industrialist Sanjeev Goenka of RP-Sanjeev Goenka Group was conferred Honorary DLit while Padmashree Dr. Maman Chandy (Tata Cancer Hospital) was conferred Honorary DST. Dignitaries were awarded by Founder President and Visionary educationist Dr. Ashok K Chauhan and Chancellor of the Amity University Kolkata, Dr. Atul Chauhan.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan said,“I am happy to see the glowing faces of our students. This is the most important day of a student’s life. At Amity University, we want to see each student of ours as a success story. We expect and this has been proved already that every student of Amity University is unique and is contributing substantially for the growth and development of the society. At Amity University, we give equal importance to studies and values and sanskars. Amity University aims to serve the nation through imparting value based quality education to all.”
In his acceptance speech, visionary leader and Industrialist, Sanjeev Goenka remarked, “ Convocation is always the most important day in the life of a student. I would like to share with students that success in life comes only when we are focused and hardworking. Failures come and go but we need to stand like a rock. We need to be determined to our goal. But always remember, we should first try to become a good human being.”
On the occasion, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhay appreciated the efforts made by the students to achieve success. Convocation was attended by more than 1500 students and 3000 parents. Many brilliant students were awarded Medals and degrees. Eminent scholars, guests from different walks of life graced the occasion. About 1500 students from their Alma Mater are there to one of the most significant days of their lives, accompanied by their parents. The Amity University, Kolkata, is a success story during the last five glorious years of its existence in the city. All this has been possible because of the support we have received from our well-wishers that helped us extend quality education and intellectual and emotional growth. Besides, it has also helped us foster stronger, healthier and more caring relationships with each other.
Amity University Kolkata is a part of 20-year old, leading education group of India, set up with a vision to contribute to nation-building through education, where currently 100,000+ students are pursuing 250 programs across campuses in India and abroad.
Emphasing on the grand legacy of Amity Group, Founder President Dr. Ashok K Chauhan said,“ My mission is nation building through education and beyond.
Amity is not just a group of institutions which imparts world-class education, but an experience where everyone associated is part of a dream, a mission to see that we nurture truly great leaders.
In my over 30 years stay in West Germany I realised, through interacting with the over 6000 Europeans working for me, that we Indians have the intelligence, the talent and the potential to be the more successful people in the world. That is why we established the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation in 1986 to start institutions which will groom young future leaders to be complete, value-driven human beings and competent professionals with a deep passion for humanity. These will be the people who will lead the world.
Today, we are proud that Amity is synonymous with practical; industry focused education, and attracts the best students. The fact that our alumni are working in the best companies across the world is a testament to our extremely talented faculty who inculcate, by example, in each student the spirit of dedication, sincerity and loyalty, and to all the corporates who support our mission with so much enthusiasm. Each one of our students will be a success story. This is my dream; this is my commitment.
Amity University Kolkata is yet another landmark project by Amity Group to revolutionize the Indian higher education Sector by providing globally benchmarked, research and employment oriented education. Sprawling green campus with globally benchmark facilities comparable to by Ivy league Universities. Industry-oriented academic programmes with flexible credit system, combining technical education with liberal arts.
Eleven research centers in Bio-design, Computer Graphic, Decisions & Ethics, Design Research, Information Technology, Financial Analytics, Robotics, Computer Research In Music & Acoustics, Humanities, Language & Information, Applied & Behavioral Sciences.