Speaking at Navrachana University’s Convocation 2020
Inventor and serial entrepreneur, Parag Amin, Founding Director at iCreate, and President at Radiqal, USA, emphasized on young Indians to develop an entrepreneurial mindset to stay competitive. He was speaking at the 8th Convocation of Navrachana University held on December 12.
He said, lakhs of Indian youngsters being added to the work force every year but the competitive edge will be sharpened for only those who can bring an entrepreneurial mindset to the workplace. He added that the number of educated unemployed in India is already mind-boggling and will continue to increase over the next 20 years.
In such a situation, the competition is intense and the ability and confidence to take the plunge, learn from failures, and learn fast must be developed and honed during the years at University. He applauded the efforts put in by the Navrachana University fraternity in shaping the academic lives of the students in his Commencement Address.
Girls once again take the lead as 12 out of 18 golds medals are won by them. 826 students from different streams of learning, including undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorate programs, were conferred their degrees. The Gold medals were bagged by Miti Nagar (Education), Prekshaben Pandya (Social Work), Shreya Khandelwal (Interior Design), Aena Patel (Management), Nikita Nene (Law), Trushti Shah (MHRM), Drashti Shah (Mass Communications), Ayushi Singh (BSc), Nayanika Ghosh (MSc-Chemistry) Ayushi Patel (BTech-Electrical), Megha Malusare (BTech-Mechanical), Varun Shah (Architecture), Rushi Vyas (BBA), Harsh Shah (Life Science-PG), Harsh Mehta (BCA), Kuldeep Barge (BTech-Civil) and Anand Shivam (BTech-Computer Science). Ishita Talwar (BBA) bagged the Student of the Year Award.
Amongst the successful students, 4 completed their Doctoral Studies, 259 specialized in Engineering and Information Technology, 202 in Management Studies, 149 in Sciences, 76 in Architecture and Interior Design, 52 in Education, 39 in Computer Applications, , 26 in Mass Communications, and 11 in Social Work.
While some of them have secured admission for further studies in prestigious institutions abroad as well as in other parts of India, a number of them have been placed in several corporates in Vadodara and other parts of India.