The Annual Convocation of the Jamia Millia Islamia was held yesterday at 3:00 p.m. in lawn of the Ansari Auditorium. Lt. Gen. MA Zaki, Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia presided over the annual convocation. It began with the singing of the Jamia Tarana and ended with the National Anthem.
Vice Chancellor Mr. Najeeb Jung presented report and achievements of the university and congratulated students on their achievement and wished them happiness and success in life.
Degree of ‘Doctor of Letters’ (Honoris Causa):On this occasion, the University conferred the Degree of ‘Doctor of Letters’ (Honoris Causa) on Dr. Ashok Seth, a famous cardiologist, chairman of cardiovascular sciences and chief cardiologist and chairman of cardiology council at the Fortis Group of Hospitals. Dr Ashok Seth's pursuit of excellence in the field of cardiology has been instrumental in putting Indian medical science on the world map. He has contributed to the growth, development and scientific progress of interventional cardiology.
Dr Ashok Seth has performed one of the highest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world, which has been acknowledged by the Limca Book of Records. He was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2003 for his contribution in the field of cardiology.
Lt. Gen. M.A. Zaki presented the honour to Ashok Seth. Dr Ashok Seth accepted the honour and said, “Dil Ki Baat 8 Minute Mein Nahi Kahi Ja Sakti”. He urged students to follow principles and ethics while pursuing their respective careers and wished them the very best. He said he was proud to become an alumnus of such a glorious institute as Jamia Millia Islamia.
For the first time a live video of the proceedings of the convocation was streamed live on Jamia’s website www.jmi.ac.in.
A total of 4179 degrees/diplomas were awarded to students who have successfully completed post-graduation, graduation and diploma from different faculties/departments/centres of the university in the academic session 2010-11.
The University also handed out 142 gold medals to the toppers of different courses as also awarded 204 Ph.D. degrees to research scholars.
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