- Convocation will be held on 21st November 2016
- More than 13,000 Distance Education students will receive degrees and diplomas
Seventh Convocation of Lovely Professional University is scheduled for Monday, 21st November 2016 at 10 am. Her Excellency President of the Republic of Mauritius Dr. (Mrs.) Ameenah Gurib Fakim will be the Chief Guest at the Convocation. President Dr Gurib-Fakim will honour PhDs, gold medalists and toppers of various LPU academic programs and deliver the Convocation Address. Degrees and diplomas will also be awarded to 13,000 Distance Education students for the class of 2016 (June Examination).
World renowned biodiversity scientist, Her Excellency is the first ever woman to hold the title of the President of Mauritius. Before becoming the Grand Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean due to her present post, she was Professor and Chair in Organic chemistry at the University of Mauritius. She is also the recipient of various national & international awards including the L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science (2007), Laureate for the National Economic and Social Council (2007), and the African Union Award for Women in Science. She was awarded the Order of the ‘Chevalier de l’ Ordre des Palmes Academiques’ by the Government of France in 2009.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “We invite great national and international personalities at the campus to inspire our hard working students. The 7th Convocation of LPU is again having big aspects as Her Excellency President of Mauritius Dr Mrs Ameena will be addressing students with her words of wisdom and great experiences. This is, indeed, a great honour for us sixth time in a row that a distinguished Head of a Country has accepted our invitation to be the chief guest at LPU convocation. We also congratulate and invite parents/ guardians of the degree recipients to be part of this rare & memorable occasion to see their ward receiving gold medals and degrees from the Hon'ble Chief Guest of her status.”