Convocation ceremony was held at Rai University, Ahmedabad on 17th November, 2014. Convocation Day is the highlight of a student’s life as it marks the culmination of their academic life. The ceremony was graced by many distinguished dignitaries including the Chief Guest – Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasma, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Government of Gujarat; H.E. Mr. Burak Akçapar – Doctor of Diplomacy & International Relations, honoris causa, Ambassador of Turkey to India; H.E. Mr. Gustavo de Arístegui – Doctor of Diplomacy and Law, honoris causa, Ambassador of Spain to India; and Prof. Richard D’Aveni – Doctor of Strategic Management, honoris causa, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. The eminent guests, who have respectively contributed towards strengthening ties of their nation and strengthening a global harmony among the world nations with India through their strategic thinking and global services, were felicitated with Honorary Doctorate degrees by the Minister of Education – Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasma.
Students of Rai University, Ahmedabad, received their degrees on this day with great pride and honor. The program started with Lighting of the lamp, welcome address by Dr. Harbeen Arora, Chancellor, Rai University Ahmedabad. In the course of the Convocation Ceremony, “GUJARAT MOOCs” was launched by the Chief Guest and esteemed dignitaries. Gujarat MOOCs is the leading Massive Open Online Course platforms designed to bring universities from around the world to help bring their courses online and available to anyone, for free. It is an effort aimed to develop an education platform partnered with top-tier universities to provide courses across a broad range of disciplines, including literature, history, energy, infrastructure, humanities, computer science and management. The Chief Guest was also honored and felicitated with a special award by Rai University, Ahmedabad.