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Jamia’s Annual Convocation

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia held its Annual Convocation on 28 November in the Lawns of Ansari Auditorium.

A total of 4569 degrees and diplomas were awarded to students who have successfully completed post-graduation, graduation and diploma courses from different Faculties/Departments/Centres of the University in the Academic Session 2011-12. The University also handed out 154 Gold Medals to the toppers of different courses as also awarded 224 Ph.D. degrees to Research Scholars.

On this occasion, the University conferred the Degree of Doctors of Letters (Honoris Causa) on Mr. Najeeb Jung, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. A citation was presented to him on this occasion which said, “In honouring Shri Najeeb Jung … Jamia Millia Islamia acknowledges his distinctive contribution as an academic leader and administrator, who — in his person and work — demonstrates the values of excellence, integrity and commitment.”

On this occasion, delivered his convocation address in which he paid rich tributes to the founders of Jamia. He said that they were great visionaries, much as were the visionaries of India.

Prof S M Sajid, the officiating Vice Chancellor, delivered the VC’s report highlighting the achievements of the past year as also plans for the future.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 December 2013 on page no. 13

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