128 Foreign National Students graudate from Parul University
One hundred twenty eight international students dressed in traditional graduation kurtas, expressing their excitement to face the world after being conferred their final certificates. The pre-convocation ceremony held exclusively for the outgoing international students of the city based Parul University after completing their global education journey in India.
A total of 128 students were conferred degrees with some of the students recieved it accompanied by their parents. They came across boundaries to share the joy of this memorable day with them. The certificates were conferred through the hands of the senior most members of the University administration led by Dr Geetika M Patel along with provost Dr M N Patel chief guest of the ceremony. Daniele Rabary a cultural diplomatic attachè from the embassy of Madagascar graced the ceremony as the guest of honour to inspire the hearts of the graduating students.
The second annual pre-convocation was held across 15 faculties, covering the various bachelor and master programs, including BBA, MBA, MTech, MCA, Pharmacy, B.Com, Arts, Social Work amongst others. A total of 16 students being awarded for their top positions in the foreign nationals category. Five more students awarded for their exceptional leadership contribution to the University.
The diverse blend of students spread across 2 continents, all representing 30 nationalities coming together to share the rich essence of the Indian culture. A student named Cleyde Manhique who was amongst the student leadership and one of the honoured graduates of this day from the Institute of BBA said, “ The time I have spent in Parul University has given me a unique perspective to life. I have not only graduated with a BBA degree but graduated in the richness of humanity and diversity which i have found within the Indian culture. I appreciate the efforts of all our faculties who made Parul University a home away from home for me”.
This graduation ceremony also acted as the final mark towards the fulfilling of the infinite dreams for the international students, as most of the students managed to get their dream jobs. Cristopher Massaquoi, a B.Tech Computer Science Engineering student, from West Africa, was placed Koshamb Multitred in Ivory Coast along with Amihere Albert Cudjoe, a B.Tech Automobile Engineering student from Parul Institute of Technology.
The students we placed with a total starting package of 2.5 Lakh, to work in the various fields of the company. Another student named Nawa Mututwa, completing a B.Pharm, was placed as a pharmacist at an Abu Dhabi based pharmacy with a total package of 1.75 lakh monthly salary. Alex D’souza a B.Sc paramedical and Health Science student, also availed her placement at a United Kingdom based hospital as a radiology technician.
The academic journey, for the foreign national students of Parul University, has been marked by a number of students marking their academic presence, through various achievements. Students like Wilfred Mukawu and Theophilus Makhazhe from the faculty of law have taken part and won the AIU national debate competition. Petros Kanyama a student of BBA authored an inspirational book “Just a thought”.
“Seeing our international students, integrate into the Indian culture and manage to reach their academic potential is a matter of great pride as a University. Our drive and goal is to spread the essence of global education and ensuring that a majority of the students receive an education’’ said Dr Geetika M Patel, Member of Governing Body, Parul University in her final send off-message to the students.