14th Convocation Ceremony – 2020
“Inspiration is all around us, it’s about how you assimilate all the good things happening around you and leave a mark. I would urge each and every student of D Y Patil University to be a problem solver and that’s how you truly become an entrepreneur.”
– Dr. Vijay D. Patil, Chancellor, D Y Patil University
1879 students from 12 diverse institutions – Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Ayurveda, Nursing, Management, Biotechnology, Education and Hospitality & Tourism Studies- under the D Y Patil University; cladded down the aisle in their red and blue silk robes, with nothing but higher aspirations and bigger dreams glistening in their eyes.
With the heartiest welcome to proud parents and dear students, Vice-Chancellor of D Y Patil University, Dr. Shirish Patil gave the annual report of the last academic year. With numerous innovations, achievements, and accomplishments the University has garnered several visionary leaders and highly competent professionals in multiple disciplines. On this special occasion, Sri Ramdas Athavale, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, member of the parliament, was awarded the Doctor of Literature, (Honoris Causa) for his immense contributions to the nation by Dr. Vijay D. Patil (Chancellor of D Y Patil University).
“It’s a very big opportunity for me to be awarded this doctorate degree by a university that has it’s presence all over the world, everywhere I travel from Spain, Germany, Dubai to France, I meet students from the D Y Patil University.”
– Dr. Ramdas Athavle
After the kind and encouraging words of Dr. Ramdas Athavale, the students of the University were conferred upon the respective degrees that they have earned through sheer perseverance, willpower, and hard work. From graduates to postgraduates, students from various streams and professions were awarded their degrees amongst loud and enthusiastic cheers of fellow classmates while parents captured these precious moments of their children.
35 exceptional students were awarded Gold Medals for their outstanding academic performances in their disciplines. Proud parents gave standing ovations to their kids out of pure love and appreciation. In his capacity as the Chancellor of the University, Dr. Vijay D. Patil gave a heartfelt speech to the students, where he praised the students for their relentless efforts and endless support in their academic years. He asked each and every student to find their higher purpose in life and follow it with great passion and zest to make the impossible possible.
At the end of the glorious ceremony, all the students, guests, and dignitaries present on the dais rose up from their seats as the national anthem played in the enormous stadium. Respect and love for the nation reflected in everyone’s eyes and voice as they sang in unison to the most patriotic tune. Dr. Vijay D. Patil once again thanked and congratulated all the promising students for their contributions to the university. As a new batch of professionals and artists head out in the world to achieve their dreams, the D Y Patil University wishes all of the aspiring individuals best of luck for their journey ahead and hope for them to succeed in all the endeavors they take upon.