Nandan Nilekani to address the 3rd Annual Convocation of Jain University!

Grand preparations are afoot for the 3rd Annual Convocation of Jain University on 28 November 2013.

Online PR News – 25-November-2013 – Bangalore, Karnataka – The convocation will take place at Jain Global Campus with Padmashree Dr. C G Krishnadas Nair, Chancellor, Jain University presiding over the function. The Chief Guest on the occasion will be Padma Bhushan Shri Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) who will deliver the Convocation Address.

At the 3rd convocation, Jain University will be awarding 2279 meritorious students with Degrees from Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research programmes. Jain University for the first time will award 4 Ph.D. degrees to women from 4 different disciplines at the convocation. The convocation also outlines the transformational journey of students at Jain University and a glimpse at what the dynamic future holds for the aspiring Jainites.

The Convocation programme is scheduled as follows:
10.30 hrs Convocation Procession enters the auditorium
10.40 hrs Invocation
10.45 hrs Welcome Address by the Vice Chancellor
11.00 hrs Declaration of opening of Convocation by the Chancellor
11.05 hrs Presentation of the Candidates for the award of Degrees (UG & PG) by the Deans of Faculty
11.25 hrs Presentation of the Candidates for the award of M.Phil and Ph.D Degrees
11.40 hrs Presentation of the Candidates for the Award of Gold Medals & Rank Certificates
12.24 hrs Address by the President, Jain University Trust
12.45 hrs Convocation Address by the Chief Guest
13.05 hrs Graduation Oath
13.10 hrs Dissolution of the Convocation by the Chancellor
13.15 hrs National Anthem
13.20 hrs Convocation Procession exits the Auditorium

About Nandan Nilekani
Padma Bhushan Shri Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is an Indian Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and author of 'Imagining India'. After a successful career at Infosys, he is now heading the Government of India's technology committee -Technology Advisory Group for Unique Projects (TAGUP). He has been named Businessman of the Year by Forbes Asia and listed as one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People by Times Magazine in 2006. He was listed as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2010 by the Foreign Policy magazine. He also serves as the president of the governing body of NCAER, the National Council of Applied Economic Research, India's oldest and premier independent economic research institute. He is also a member of the board of governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He was conferred with NDTV's Transformational Idea of the Year award for his work on Aadhaar in the year 2011.

About Jain University
A deemed-to-be-university since five years, it is now ranked No. 1 among top private universities in South India & ranked No.17 among top 50 universities in India by India Today Nielson Best Universities Survey ’13. Founded in 1990 as SBMJC by Dr. Chenraj Roychand, an eminent entrepreneur & educationist with over 35 yrs of experience, it has the vision to foster human development through excellence in quality education, research & entrepreneurial development. There are over 60 innovative programmes at the UG, PG, research levels, managed & imparted by 500 sharp minded senior faculty members who mentor over 7800 students nationally & globally. Its 10 robust Centres of Excellence are for Social Sciences & Education; Disaster Mitigation; Aerospace Engineering & Management; Emerging Technologies; Nano and Material Sciences; Ancient History & Culture; Indian Psychology and Advanced Studies in Biosciences, Pure & Applied Sciences and Centre for Post Graduate Studies. JU advocates sports and creative talents. JU alumni have emerged as successful sportsmen, entrepreneurs and celebrities globally. It enjoys close to 20 international collaborations with world’s leading universities and organizations in UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Russia etc. ‘JGI LIFE’, its social responsibility model has provided free education to 2200 children from 106 villages in Kanakapura (Karnataka) and Amethi (UP) and subsidized education to 1200 children from 50 villages in MP. JU believes in nation building through Education, Entrepreneurship & Employment which is formulated by Chenraj Roychand Centre for Entrepreneurship. It creates opportunities for young talented individuals to realize their entrepreneurial potential. It’s the first varsity in Bangalore to launch community radio 90.4 MHz that empowers socially deprived class. For more information, please visit: