|Source: The Tree of Light - Manipal Convocation 2010|
The Annual Convocation 2010 of the Manipal University was held here on Wednesday, Dec. 8th 2010 at the KMC Greens. Over thousand three hundred students of Manipal University received their graduation and post graduation certificates and another 23 research scholars their PhDs. Also, seven under graduates and four post graduate students received gold medals for being the best outgoing students for 2009-10. In addition, there were even special awards constituted by the institutes.
|Manipal University NRI Girls Hostel - Full Frontal View|
Earlier she arrived from Mangalore by a specially Chartered helicopter, which landed at a newly made helipad on the Manipal Football grounds, near the End Point.
Here is a summary of the convocation in pictures captured via the internet. Some pictures have poor resolution as Cameras were not allowed to the convocation for security reasons.
|All the seats were occupied by 7 PM, the scheduled arrival time of the President of India to the Convocation held in the KMC Greens. This year there was no open air convocation, as seen in previous years.|
|The President of India made the Dignitaries on the Dias wait a bit more. Here Dr. Ramdas Pai and Dr. V.S. Acharya await the arrival of Smt. Pratibha Patil prior to the inauguration of the Convocation ceremony.|
|Dr.H.Vinod Bhat, Pro-VC of Manipal university Administers the Oath to the graduates who received their certificates|
|Graduates taking the Oath of Ethics and Conduct from the Vice Chancellor of Manipal University.|
|After the oath Smt.Pratibha Patil gave a short speech on the present status of education in India and also the economic outlook of our country.|
|Dr.Ramdas Pai Chancellor Manipal University and Dr. G.K.Prabhu, Registrar Manipal university look on as The President of India speaks at the Manipal University Convocation on 8th December 2010.|
|All the students were rapt with attention during the speech given by the President.|
|Applause for the Preident's Speech|