On the Tuesday of December 12th, 2017, People’s College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre under People’s University hosted the Graduation Ceremony for their Undergraduates. The degree in Bachelor of Dental Surgery was awarded to 96 students.
The occasion was graced by Dr. Neeraj Upmanyu, the Officiating Vice-Chancellor, People’s University, Dr. Neeraja Mallik, Registrar, People’s University and Dr. Amit Dixit, Dean, People’s College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre.
The graduating students entered the ceremonial hall, in a ‘Graduation March’, led by the Dean, Vice Dean, Dignitaries and Head of the Departments, displaying the significance of discipline and order in the life of doctors.
A floral welcome of the Dignitaries was done by the Dean, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Dr. Shaji Thomas, the Vice Dean Dr. Ajay Bhambal and Head of the Departments.
The ceremony began with the traditional lamp lighting by the dignitaries followed by the Invocation of Goddess Saraswati. The ceremony was then formally called open by the Dean. Dr. Oshi Chaturvedi and Dr. Shaista Parvez delivered the contributory speech. Dean Dr. Shaji Thomas administered the Hippocratic Oath.
The Officiating Vice Chancellor of People’s University Dr. Neeraj Upamnyu, addressed the students. After which, the merit holders were awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals. Dr. Umma Zainab received the highest number of medals in the ceremony. The Graduates were then awarded their degrees. Dr. Umma Zainab delivered the Vote of Thanks.
As the convocation concluded, the new doctors flooded outside the auditorium to share there joy with family and friends and taste the culinary spread served, in the sprawling PCDS Garden.