Date: December 17, 2017 |Published by: MIU | Category: News
Manipal International University’s Milestone First Convocation in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur: Manipal International University (MIU) made history with its first convocation ceremony in Malaysia, the milestone event was hosted at the Sheraton Hotel Petaling Jaya. The fully fledged university, which is located on a sprawling lake campus of 142 acres in the educational hub of Nilai, conferred degrees and diplomas in science, engineering, biotechnology, management, and business programs to 220 graduates. The scrolls were presented by Dr. P. L. N. G. Rao, the Vice-Chancellor of MIU.
The convocation was graced by YB Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, the Deputy Minister of Education 1, His Excellency Shri T. S. Tirumurti, High Commissioner of India to Malaysia, and Dr. H. S. Ballal, the Pro-Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (India), together with over 800 guests, including the graduates, their families, the MIU faculty and staff, to mark a landmark step in the journey of the rapidly growing university.
Top performers students were also awarded for their accomplishments at the ceremony, with three graduates receiving the prestigious Dr. Tonse Ramdas Madhav Pai Gold Medal and nine graduates receiving Academic Excellence Awards.
The ceremony also witnessed the launch of a special scholarship program to promote education of female students. Two of the current female students at MIU were awarded full scholarship based on their merit for their studies at the university.
YB Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Education 1 stated “I am humbled to be part of this historic day not only to our young graduates but also to the management and staff of manipal international university. Let me also take this opportunity to congratulate Manipal University for being ranked the no.1 Indian private university by QS World University rankings. This is indeed an acknowledgement of the quality of education that is offered to all of you.
“I am pleased to state that the government of Malaysia through both the ministries of education and higher education have embarked on various strategies to impress that critical thinking will drive us forward as we move to redesign education for industry 4.0. We must look at the kind of experiences university students require in the current and future environment. This includes changes in the global landscape as well to be trained in multi-disciplinary fields.
“Education must be exciting. Industry and academia are one and I am told that Manipal International University is already moving in the right direction by partnering with leading Malaysian companies and industries to ensure that the students receive the right exposure during their internship. This would in turn help them to be well placed in their pursuit for employment, either locally or globally,” concluded YB Dato’ P. Kamalanathan when congratulating the graduating students.