At the 7th Convocation of the Navrachana University held on December 21, 18 students were awarded Gold Medals, of which 10 were girls. 575 students from different streams of learning, including undergraduate and post-graduate programs, were conferred their degrees at the event held on the campus.

Shri Ashank Desai, acclaimed Information Technology veteran, founder of Mastek Ltd., a US$300 million publicly held company, former Chairman, NASSCOM, and currently on the Governing Board of IIM, Ahmedabad, was the Chief Guest at the Convocation. He applauded the efforts put in by the Navrachana University fraternity in shaping the academic lives of the students. In his Commencement Address, Shri Desai highlighted the seven mantras he believes are important for a contented life – Envisioning success, Work hard-Work smart, Win-win, Adaptability, Honesty and Integrity, Giving Back, and Living Life moment to moment.

Amongst the successful students, 178 specialized in Engineering and Information Technology, 124 in Management Studies, 25 in Computer Applications, 84 in Sciences, 23 in Journalism, 11 in Social Work, 45 in Education, and 54 in Architecture and Interior Design. 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.

The Gold medals were bagged by the following girl-students –Linet Johny (Education), Dipal Gohil (Social Work), Nidhi Gandhi (Interior Design), Grishma Gevariya (Management), Urvi Sharma (Law), Shikha Agrawal (Management – PG), Jasmin Nihalani (Mass Communication), Maitri Patel (HR), Laxmi Iyer (IT) and Manzal Parikh (BTech-Civil), and the boys who also won were – Dweet Chhaya (Life Sciences), Rishi Desai (Chemistry), Nihar Purohit (Sciences), Anuj Desai (Architecture), Ruchit Patel (Computer Application), Ahfaz Vohra (Student of the Year), Ankit Mishra (BTech-Elec) and M M Shaikh (BTech- Mech).