14, Dec 2023
National, 14th December, 2023: The first online batch of students from Manipal University Jaipur graduated recently. The convocation was held for 969 students who successfully completed MBA and MCA degrees through a 100% online mode, from 2021 to 23. The in-person convocation ceremony was held in Jaipur, at the sprawling Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) campus. The convocation marks the culmination of the journey of these students who commenced their study in April 2021.
As per UGC guidelines, the online degree is recognized as equivalent to the conventional degrees offered on campuses and students can apply for all job opportunities and higher education as per their eligibility.
The Convocation was inaugurated by Dr G K Prabhu, President, of Manipal University Jaipur. The event was presided over by other top dignitaries including Cmde (Dr) Jawahar M Jangir, Pro President, MUJ, Dr. Mallikarjuna Gadapa, Director, Online Education, MUJ, and Mr Ambrish Sinha, CEO, UNext Learning. The Chief Guest was Dr Nalin Mehta, Managing Editor at Moneycontrol, a leading media and news company in India.
Dr G K Prabhu addressed the first batch of online graduates and said, “Today marks a momentous occasion as you step into the next chapter of your lives. As you embark on new adventures, remember the knowledge and skills that you have gained here and use them to make a positive impact on the world. May you continue to learn, grow, and inspire those around you.”
Speaking about the grand success of the convocation, Dr Mallikarjuna Gadapa, Director, Online Education, MUJ, said, “In the digital era, online degrees from Manipal University Jaipur help learners unlock future potential while not giving up on their present commitments and work. By offering quality education in the virtual realm, we are not only shaping minds but also revolutionizing the job landscape, ensuring that our graduates stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers, armed with skills that transcend traditional limitations.”
Congratulating the online graduates, the Chief Guest, Dr Nalin Mehta, Managing Editor at Moneycontrol, said, “I was amazed to hear about the length and breadth of this cohort- ranging from early twenties to almost sixty. That is testament to the kind of opportunities this program has created. This first batch is historic not just for Manipal University Jaipur, but also for the nation at large.”
The online graduates comprised of fresh graduates and working professionals from over 70+ fields like defense services, entrepreneurs, freelancers, etc. The online graduates were enthralled by visiting the scenic Manipal University Jaipur campus and expressed enthusiasm in getting the opportunity to receive their degree certificates at such a prestigious gathering and to meet their peers & faculty in person.
Here’s what a few online graduates had to say after receiving their degrees.
Aritraa Chatterjee, online MBA, MUJ “I did not expect so many people to attend the convocation. I got the opportunity to network with my peers here. I would like the future online graduates to also attend this event, as it is a one-time opportunity.”
Taniya Kulkarni, online MCA, MUJ “It was a wonderful experience, and we are proud to be the first batch of online graduates at MUJ.”