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First Concocation Of
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It was the much awaited and most cherished
moment for the graduands of Amity University
when they were conferred Degrees and Diplomas
during memorable first Convocation 2015 at
University Campus, Manesar.
The Convocation procession,
led by Piper Band, heralded the
entry of venerated members of
the management including Dr.
Ashok K Chauhan- Founder
President, Amity Group, Mr. Aseem
Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity
University Gurgaon, Ms. Amita
Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity
International Schools, Ms. Sapna
Chauhan – Chairperson, Ami-
Own PreSchools, distinguished
Trustees and members of
Management, Directors, Head of
Institutions who walked the aisle,
wearing impressive ceremonious
gowns, much to the awe of the
Graduands, accompanied with
their family members and acquaintances,
beamed with joy
and exhilaration as they went
down the memory lane, reminiscing
college days while re-uniting
with their friends, faculty members
and Institution Heads. All
the graduands donned beautiful
black robes with caps and coloured
scarves representing their
programmes and they walked
with pride and sparkle in their
163 meritorious graduands
received special Awards, Trophies,
Medals and Salvers,
wherein, 50 graduands were
awarded with Gold Medals,
while 49 students bagged silver
medals, 45 Graduands were
presented with bronze medal,
and 12 commendable
graduands received trophy.
Mr. Aseem Chauhan- Chancellor,
Amity University Gurgaon
declared the Convocation open.
Addressing the gathering, Prof
PB Sharma- Vice Chancellor,
Amity University Gurgaon welcomed
the august gathering, and
presented a brief report of the
Dr. Ashok Chauhan
Dr. Ashok Chauhan
– Founder President –
Amity Group and
Mr. Aseem Chauhan,
Prof. P B Sharma, Vice
conferred UG and PG
Degrees and Diplomas
to 1038 successfully
for various programs.
University. He outlined
the achievements of the
University of Academic
Sharing his views, Dr.
Ashok K Chauhan-
Founder President, Amity
Group addressed Amity
Achievers and stressed
that Amity alumni are
empowered to change
the country and the
world. Dr. Chauhan, who
himself believes in “Success
called upon the Alumni to
have an urge to achieve
something in life, forge
ahead with strong conviction,
and faith in God, without
getting perturbed by deterrents.During
Nobel Laureate Shri
Kailash Satyarthi was
conferred with Honoris
Causa in Science for his
extraordinary and farsighted
social emancipation with
profound and exemplary
contribution in pursuit of
his long-cherished goal
of ending child slavery.
During his acceptance
speech through video
conferencing, Shri Kailash
his gratitude for the
honour bestowed upon
him. Encouraging the
graduands to contribute
towards development of
nation, he said that the
youth has to create a
new type of 3D wherein.
In the convocation, Bharat Ratna Prof. CNR
Rao, Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to
the Prime Minister of India was conferred with
Honoris Causa in Science for his extraordinary
scientific vision and unwavering commitment
to the cause of the society. In his acceptance
speech, Bharat Ratan Prof. CNR Rao said,
Graduand receiving award from
Dr G Madhavan Nair & Mr. Aseem Chauhan
“I am honoured to receive the honoris causa from
Amity University.” Enlightening the students with
mantra of success, he said that a person who
desires to succeed must follow three things which
are dedication, doggedness and pugnacity.
During convocation, Padma Vibhushan Dr. G.
Madhavan Nair, former Chairman of Indian Space
Research Organization and Secretary to the
Department of Space, Government of India was
conferred with Honorary Doctorate in Science
for his exceptional scientific vision and profound
commitment to India’s self-reliance in space research
Accepting the Honorary Doctorate in Science,
Dr. G. Madhavan Nair expressed his gratitude for
being included in the distinguished Honorary
Doctorate recipients of Amity University. He
further added that he had always stressed on
the importance of research and innovation and
he commended Amity for
implementing the same in
their University. He
encouraged the students
to focus on innovation and
research in whichever field
they want to establish their
career in. The convocation
witnessed the conferring of
Honorary Professorship on
Dr. Kumar Krishen, Lead
Johnson Space Center
Houston, US was conferred
with Honorary Professorship
for his visionary
achievements in the field
of scientific innovation and
technology transfer; Dr.
Fred P. Bemak, Professor,
Counseling & Development
Program at George Mason
University was conferred
with Honorary Professorship
for his extraordinary
academic achievements in
the field of education and
human development, and
Dr. Paroma Roy Chowdhury,
Country Head, Corp
Comm. & Public Affairs,
Google India was conferred
Professorship for her
contribution in the field of
Journalism and Mass
Flying a quadcopter around the park all day
sounds like fun, but it could be more than just a
time killer when you’re involved in making one.
Amigo, amity’s quadcopter, is an autonomous quad rotor
helicopter. Quadcopters use two sets of identical fixed pitched
propellers: two clockwise (CW) and two counter-clockwise
(CCW). The variation of RPM is used to control the lift and torque.
It was built in Amity AUG Robotics Centre. The centre has
undertaken number of research and development projects. The
quadcopters are equipped with navigations tools like GPS,
camera, auto-pilot subsystem, etc. and they are capable of
following real time instructions provided to them during the flight.
The design and development of a UAV, like the Amigo, requires
an interdisciplinary approach as it brings together engineering
methods, material science, electronics, micro controls, computer
simulation, image processing techniques and flight dynamics.
Main features of Amigo
•Has Flight stabilization
•Has a Payload of 2kg
•Can fly for 20 minutes
in one go, i.e. without
recharging the battery
•Can achieve an
altitude around 800
•Has manual motion
•Has auto-pilot mode
•Has global positioning
•Has capability of
•Can capture images
Whether you’re a linguistics major or a math
student, languages sharpen study skills and
boost academic prospects and potential, too.
:Improve learning skills: Learning a language trains your
mind to think in a certain way, improving the way you pick up
other skills, too.
:Think more flexibly: If you can speak more than one language
your problem solving and abstract thinking skills will be
more flexible and creative.
:Improve test scores: Researchers have found that with
each year of language study, scores on college and grad school
exams go up.
:Speak in code: You and your friend or partner can switch
languages when you don’t want present company eavesdropping.
:Keep your brain active and healthy: Slow down
mental aging and keep cognitive decline at bay
by challenging yourself with language learning.
:Can read and watch foreign
news: Get your news
from another perspective
when you read and
watch foreign news.
:Have a better understanding of
the world and how we’re all connected:
By being able to speak a language
with native speakers, you can better understand
their culture, background and traditions.
:Gain independence: You’ll feel
more confident and self-sufficient if you
can speak more than one language.
:Help visitors to your city: If you
run into some Spanish vacationers — who
aren’t proficient in English — in your city, you
can better help them with directions or recommendations
if you speak their language.
10: Improves your reading skills:
Studying a language can help you get
more out of your own reading, too.
11: Improves your reading skills:
Studying a language can help you get
more out of your own reading, too.
12: Make new friends: When you
travel, you can actually become lifelong
friends with the people you meet if you’re able
to communicate easily.
13: Keep your brain active and
healthy: Slow down mental aging and
keep cognitive decline at bay by challenging
yourself with language learning.
14: Bring international business
to your company: Attract international
clients and sales to your company by
being able to communicate in their native languages
15: Relocation: You never know when
the chance to relocate may pop up out of the
blue, and if you already know the language, you
may high up on the boss’ list to go.
16: Pick up on the subtleties: By
learning more than just business travel-related
words, you can pick up on memos, e-mails,
jokes and everyday conversation that will help facilitate
17: Learn more about food: Read
recipes from Italy in Italian using real Italian
ingredients, as a way to continue learning about
a new culture.
8: Actually understand opera and
foreign music: Anyone can enjoy the
sounds of opera and foreign music, but being
able to translate the message means you’ll get
more out of it.
9: Study abroad for higher studies:
Even if you missed your chance as
an undergrad, many graduate programs support
- Komal parihar
What Students have to say:
Why is learning foreign language a must in
Well , for that I would have to back it up a
I came to amity in the year 2012 hoping to
earn a degree in journalism and mass
communication by 2015. Impressed I was with
all the subjects but the words “FL” came as a
blip in my time table. I hated it. I had French
and though I was aware about the basics of
my French I most definitely hated it. I hated
going to classes. I hated giving the sessional
and Yes! I hated the viva where I had to sound
as if I was born in France.
Three long years , I looked at this subject as
if it was my life long enemy waiting to put my
grades down if given a chance. It wasn’t until
February 9 2015 when I had a happy
realization of how foreign language has
I had an interview for my masters in
journalism in Birmingham City University.
What came in the series of questions put
forth towards me was this “ I would like to
offer you an internship on completion of this
course in BBC. There is just one catch. You
should be bilingual with English and either
French or Spanish.”
I was spell bound. That very moment a sense
of gratitude enveloped in me. Yes! I got in.
And I owe it all to Amity and their
compulsion of foreign languages. So if you are
coming across the same situation what I went
through then I can tell you this for sure , You
won’t ever regret it!
‘Smiles All The Way;
local heroes come to
Catastrophe has struck Kashmir, and the fact is no more
unseen. And in this ruckus created by nature in the paradise
of Gods, there were many helping hands witnessed
approaching the ones who have lost everything.
Where donations are being made not only in India, but
from all around the globe in full swing, students from amity
university too pledged to help our brothers stuck in a
traumatic lifeless state.
The donations were categorized in two forms, monetary
and non monetary. The entire campaign was termed as “
J&K FLOOD RELIEF CAMPAIGN”. It was headed by the
faculty of business school in amity, and supported by the
faulty members of all other departments.
No stone was left unturned in making the campaign
a success. From distributing pamphlets of requirements
to presenting ‘nukkad nataks’ in the campus,
the team did fairly well. People heartily donated necessities.
And in turn, they got a smiley badge from
the core team for their gesture of kindness.
More than this, they worked day and night at a
stretch to assure that the supplies reached the
- Nikita Sharma
eateries of AUG
When hunger strikes and there’s no
way you will go to the next lecture, a
peaceful hangout place is what you need,
which serves food (obviously). Following
are places to take a break and make
memories with the crazy friends you say
No campus is complete without a typical cafeteria or
what some call a canteen. Located in the hostel area,
one can have proper stomach filling meals here. They
serve good honey chilli potatoes, chilli panner, fresh
- Dosa Plaza
In mood of a little south indian treat? Dosa plaza is
your place. Located near the hotels, this place serves
you with a variety of dosa that it’s hard to choose.
They also provide with birthday cakes, so you don’t
have to rush all the way to Gurgaon. This is hostellers’
favourite spot to celebrate birthdays.
What Students have to say:
The sterling edifice surrounded by
beautiful Aravali hills never fails to
gratify you. Amity keeps your heart forever.
Besides it’s galactic beautiful
infrastructure, Amity ferrets out the
hidden talents and capabilities of youth,
adds more to their personality development
and confidence and gives them the
opportunity to grow in their interested
field with it’s fests and military training
The Amity military training camps uncloaks
the youth to significance of healthiness and
soundness in life. It gives them an
opportunity to infer the work ethos and
wider details about the armed forces which
also subsumes exposure to subjects of nuclear
threat alongwith counter measures.
Ergo the military training camp doesn’t
only infuse the quiddity of fraternity and
team spirit, it also urges in making the
active in partaking in extersions and
The Amity youth festival, on the other
hand, is a great Tribune for youth to unveil
their artistic skills. It helps the partakers
by developing among them, the leadership
skill and execution of innovative ideas. AYF
plays a vital role in unclogging new
boulevards for youth who excell in literature,
music, fashion, dance and other prowess.
Away from the busy city-like life, amity
takes you to another serene world and
helps you explore more of yourself and
brings out the best version of you.
Feeling drowsy? Have some coffee here, Cafe
coffee day’s outlet near the hostel is famous among
the students. From hot coffees to cold ones, mocktails,
chocolate pastries and variety of sandwiches.
For a little entertainment you can catch what’s coming
on TV. It’s cosy place, with friendly staff, ideal of
- Anna’s Cafeteria
This in-campus cafeteria is day scholars’ favourite
spot. From chole batoore to shahi paneer,
from Indian thali to ommlette, you get all the inbudget
delicacies. Mind you, this place is very
lively as they like to pep up the place with good
Breathing heavy, palms sweaty and fingers crossed, three clear signs
you could be headed for a meltdown. But don’t worry; you’re not alone.
College life guarantees moments of weakness. And by weakness I mean
crying on the floor of the library under a table. If it hasn’t happened yet,
1. I HAVE A PAPER DUE IN TWELVE HOURS AND I
This in-campus cafeteria is day scholars’ favourite spot. From chole batoore to shahi paneer, from Indian
thali to ommlette, you get all the in-budget delicacies. Mind you, this place is very lively as they like to pep
up the place with good music.
2. TWO EXAMS IN ONE DAY AND I JUST MIGHT DIE
Two exams on the same day? Whatever, I once had three on the same day in high school.” Don’t be a fool.
This is not high school anymore, and two college exams on the same day are kind of like two CT exams and
3. I’VE BEEN IN THE LIBRARY FOR OVER A DAY AND I DON’T
THINK I’LL EVER SEE THE SUN AGAIN
Which leads us to number three. If you leave the library, you will see people who will convince you life
is more than studying. You might find yourself struggling through the activities which makes life “cool”.
Then when sessional will start you’ll be sad, and withdraw from the “cool” parts and lastly you’ll end up in
the library to catch up on missed work. So just sit yourself down, bring a lot of coffee (you’ll need it) and
maybe some tissues. There will be tears.exams and SATs scheduled back to back. It is soul crushing.
Have fun in the library; you’ll be there for hours
4. WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY BALANCE IS IN THE NEGATIVES
I remember back when I was young and I thought that money existed to make me happy. I laugh at those
days. Honestly, I don’t know what happens to that bundle of cash. Because you know you worked hard
all summer, and it just sits back in the bank like a beautiful little ray of sunshine, and suddenly you get an
email in all red and capital letters saying that you’ve been screwed up.
5. I SWEAR MOM, I’M ACTUALLY STARVING
I think college makes one’s appetite increase so much that they can swallow the world if allowed, metaphorically.
Is it because our brains are growing? When you hit stage 4 meltdown, means that you are
beyond broke, that very second dinner seems less like folly and more like necessity. Plus, how will you
pay for all the coffee you’ll need while you whither away in the library? Maybe your mom will take pity on
you. Or maybe your mom will be like my mom and say, “Aw, that’s so sad. Maybe you should do something
about that.” Thanks, Mom.
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6. HOW DID ALL OF MY CLOTHES SHRINK IN THE WASH
Turns out laundry is hard sometimes. After you shrink every single one of your good shirts, it starts to
sink in that maybe moms separate the delicates for a reason. This is a painful lesson, especially because
now you’re gaining weight, your clothes are shrinking and you have no money for new ones. Bring on the
7. WHY IS MY ROOMMATE BEING INSANE
Think your roommate is perfect? Think again. There will come a time that I like to call “The Big Blowout”
and it will happen at least once. Someone will leave dishes in the sink one to many times, or maybe the
late night visitors start to really screw with your sleep cycle. Maybe you have been around each other
way too much. Not to mention you’re broke, hungry and your clothes don’t fit. Meltdown.
8. WHAT DO I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?
How do so many kids enter college knowing what to do with their lives? “I’m taking x, y and z classes
because they’ll help me get into a, b, and c grad schools where I’ll study blah blah blah and get a career
in something fabulous that doesn’t sound real where I’ll make more money than you.” Everyone secretly
hates such people. But if you are that kid, you aren’t immune either. The day will come when you don’t
get into z class and b grad school won’t accept you and blah blah blah turns into wah wah wah. Invest in
A Dozen Ways to
School Vs College
-In school, you wear your backpack on one shoulder; in college, on both.
-In school, you do homework. In college, you study.
-In college, the professors can tell you the answer without looking at the
-In school, you’re told what classes to take. In college, you get to choose;
that is, as long as the classes don’t conflict and you have the prerequisites
and the classes aren’t closed and you’ve paid your tuition.
-In school, if you mess up you can usually sweet-talk your way out of it.
-In college, you’re lucky to ever talk with the professor.
-In school, when the teacher said, “Good morning,” you mumbled back.
-In college, when the professor says, “Good morning,” you write it down.
-In college, weekends start on Thursday.
-In college, it’s much more difficult to figure out the course schedule of
the man/woman you have a crush on, in order to figure out where he/
she will be walking around campus in order to “just happen to bump into
-In college, there’s no one to tell you not to eat Maggie three meals a day.
In school you are taken to be studious if you step into the library, in college
you are judged as a fool if you enter that zone.
-In school, you can’t go out to lunch because it’s not allowed. In college,
you can’t go out to lunch because you can’t afford it.
In college, you can blow off studying by writing lists like this.
Credits: vijay khurana, kumar sai, Sakib
Special thanks to: Ms. Esha Jainiti (Head of the
department) for letting me have this wonderful
opportunity to deisgn for college.