Azim Premji University, established in the year 2010, completed its first batch in Masters programme successfully. The university held its first convocation program on Tuesday (1st October) with its first batch pass out students.
Governor H.R Bhardwaj, who is the visitor of the university and Azim Premji, Chancellor of the University, gave away certificates to the first batch of 85 students.
Students had a pleasant time during the program. Governor and Chancellor addressed students with a short speech, which boosts up students' interests towards higher education and the university.
Azim Premji university is all set to start off with its second batch. It offers two programmes: Masters in Education and Masters in Development. The programmes offer multiple specialisations such as Education Management, Curriculum & Pedagogy and Health & Nutrition.
Over the next few years, the university is likely to introduce other specialisations like Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Public Policy, and Law & Governance.
Addressing the students, Mr. Premji said, "These 12 years have taught us that transforming education is very complex. And given the diversity of our country, compounded by issues of socio-economic deprivation and the on-the-ground realities, it is inevitably going to be a slow and arduous process. It is clear that the governments across the country need to do a lot more."
"They need to invest more in school education, in teacher education and other school related issues, including higher education. Equally, other stakeholders need to do more. The task is indeed huge, and it is extremely urgent", he added.