Alliance University and its pursuit to Create an Interdisciplinary and Atmanirbhar Society
29 March, 2021
Alliance University hosted its Convocation on March 27, 2021 in the virtual mode. Graduating students from all across the world witnessed a well-orchestrated convocation ceremony telecasted from the university campus in Bengaluru. The convocation ceremony saw convergence of intellectuals sharing their vision about the map laid by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the future of education through the National Education Policy that highlights the growing need of interdisciplinary education and research that aims to create a self-reliant India and a better society at large.
The virtual convocation ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest and Pro-Visitor of Alliance University, Dr. C.N. Ashwathnarayan, Deputy Chief Minister & Minister for Higher Education; IT & BT; and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka. Shri Nikhil Kamath, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, True Beacon and Zerodha; and Shri D.N. Nanjunda Reddy, Senior Advocate, High Court of Karnataka brought honour to the ceremony as the Guests of Honour.
Vision of Alliance University in the Words of Pro Chancellor Mr. Abhay Chebbi
The convocation ceremony witnessed the speech from the Pro Chancellor. Mr. Abhay Chebbi, who spoke about the possibilities in education to create holistic development for individuals. Mr. Abhay stated how disruption has become a daily phenomenon and that every individual has the singular advantage to turn adversity into opportunities. He also mentioned how Alliance University was on the path of growing stronger with its learner-centric education and people-centric approach and were aligned to the National Education Policy. He mentioned that Alliance University is ready to deploy the Choice Based Credit System to provide cross functional expertise thus enhancing career prospects for its students. He also mentioned that Alliance University envisions to be a role model in education at a global level. He stated the vision of Alliance University as a hub of higher education that stands for a just, fair, humane, and equitable world – an open space for creativity, innovation, and the blossoming of a vibrant, self-sustaining, and transformative system.
University Report by Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Anubha Singh
Dr. Anubha Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Alliance University presented the university report. She spoke about how the Covid-19 situation was handled in various aspects of university functions such as academic delivery, admissions, careers, internships, international exchanges, library access, examinations, and assessments. The university report had details on the accolades that Alliance University has received in the last few months. The highlight was NIRF ranking of 39 among management institutions and 159 among engineering institutions across India, and Diamond rating in QS I-Gauge Ratings. Stressing upon research and innovation at Alliance University, Dr. Anubha presented the approach that was aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. She also spoke about the centers of excellence in academics, applied research, leadership & public policy, social impact and media studies. Her presentation also gave insight into the kind of patents being filed by faculty from Alliance University in areas such as renewable energy, blockchain, artificial networks, data mining, and technology-driven agriculture. She also shared details on internationalization and experiential learning at Alliance University. The report significantly captured the vision of Alliance University in newer areas and of alignment to the National Education Policy with creation of new academic units in digital technology, liberal arts, and applied mathematics that will have immense thrust on interdisciplinary academics and research. Her presentation was a reflection of how Alliance University was transforming to create atmanirbharata in individuals and the society.
The convocation ceremony of Alliance University saw graduation of 4,692 students of which 3,392 received degrees; 1282 received diplomas; and 18 received doctoral degrees. This also included award of medals and merit certificates to 273 rank holders.