Dwarka: The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) organised its 14th convocation ceremony at Dwarka, Delhi, on 30 March 2022. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was the chief guest on the occasion, and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was the Guest of Honour. Vijay Kumar Dev, the Chief Secretary was there too.
Arvind Kejriwal, as a chief guest addressed the 14th convocation of IP University. He said, "After grand success in schools, we may think on introducing Business Blasters like programmes at college and university level. It will extend the student's entrepreneur edge rather than wandering for jobs. It will empower them to realise their business dreams".
He further added "There must be specific career programmes for students at college and university level, so that when they graduate they come out with concrete career plans for the job, business or any other assignment. Our focus has now shifted from infrastructure to content reform now".
The Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia encourage the students to utilise their skills and knowledge to ease the challenges of society and the nation. He said "In the last five years, the space of higher education in the Capital has been expanded. Intakes of all the State-run higher education institutions have increased significantly. New universities in the demanding areas of sports, skill, teaching, etc have been opened in the last couple of years".
The event was attended by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, who is also the university's chancellor. He also addressed the convocation and said, "we cannot confine the teaching-learning process merely in the boundaries of the classroom. We can learn anywhere, from anybody. The use of cell phones has changed the traditional family fabrics of society". He also shed light on some challenges such as the digital divide and the generation gap.
According to Vice-Chancellor Mahesh Verma at the convocation, a total of 53,692 degrees were conferred, including 205 PhDs. In addition, 173 gold medals are presented to 76 postgraduate and 97 undergraduate students, including two Dr B.P. Joshi Gold Medals and one Essar Power Gold Medal, as well as two Dr Sidharth Khitolia Awards.