NEW DELHI: South Asian University (SAU) is set to conduct its second convocation at the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on Monday, 12 June 2017.
The convocation will be presided over by Deep Kumar Upadhayay, Ambassador of Nepal to India and MJ Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India will be the Chief Guest.
The newly elected Secretary General of SAARC Amjad Hussain B Sial will also be present at the event along with Prof Abdul Mannan, Chairman, UGC Bangladesh and other members of SAU’s statutory bodies from around the South Asian region.
A total of 185 students will be conferred Master’s and MPhil Degrees in various programs that include Applied Mathematics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Development Economics, International Relations, Legal Studies and Sociology. 11 program toppers will be honored with the SAU Gold Medal.
Students from all the eight SAARC countries will be present at the convocation. Out of the total number of graduates, 21 are from Afghanistan, 28 from Bangladesh, one from Bhutan, one from Maldives, 16 from Nepal, 11 from Pakistan and 3 from Sri Lanka while the rest 104 are from India. 9 students will get their MPhil Degrees - one each from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan and 7 from India.
Mandated to inculcate a sense of regional consciousness among the young minds of the South Asian region while imparting cutting-edge knowledge, SAU was established by the governments of the eight SAARC nations. The university took off in 2010 with two Master’s Degree Programs. Today, SAU offers seven Master’s and an equal number of doctoral programs.
The construction of the permanent campus of the South Asian University is going on in Maidan Garhi in New Delhi.
While speaking as the Chief Guest in the last convocation of SAU, Retd General VK Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, Govt of India, reiterated India’s commitment in bearing the entire capital cost to set up the campus.
BDST: 0840 HRS, JUN 06, 2017