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Convocation 2019, May 17

Celebrating the achievements of the students who have completed their studies, towards receiving their degree from Ashoka University.

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18 May, 2019 | 5 Mins read

The Ashoka University Convocation is an opportunity to celebrate the academic and non-academic achievements of the students who have completed the requirements for Undergraduate Studies, Ashoka Scholars Programme (ASP) and the Master’s in Economics Programme, towards receiving their degree from the University. It marks the culmination of the students’ academic, residential, emotional and cultural journey. 

 Keynote Speaker
Convocation Of Ashoka Scholars Programme & The Master Of Arts in Economics Programme
Morning Session 
 Keynote Speaker
Convocation Of Undergraduate Programme
Afternoon Session 

Dr. Jonardon Ganeri
Professor of Philosophy,Arts and Humanities
New York University
Dr. Gita Gopinath
Economic Counsellor and Directorof the Research Department at
the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Dr. Ganeri’s research interests are in consciousness, self, attention, the epistemology of inquiry, the idea of philosophy as a practice and its relationship with literary form, and cross-cultural hermeneutics, intellectual affinities between India, Greece and China, and early Buddhist philosophy of mind.  Dr. Ganeri is currently editing the Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy. Ganeri advocates an expanded role for cross-cultural methodologies in philosophical research, together with enhanced cultural diversity. Dr. Ganeri is an Affiliated Faculty member of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and Laureate of the Infosys Prize in the Humanities. He has been named by Open Magazine as one of India’s “50 Open Minds” in 2016.

Gita Gopinath is the Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is on leave of public service from Harvard University’s Economics department where she is the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Economics. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2001 after earning a B.A. from Lady Shri Ram College and M.A. degrees from Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington.  Ms. Gopinath is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society. The Indian Government awarded her the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, the highest honour conferred on overseas Indians.   


 Master’s and ASP Convocation
Morning Session 
 Undergraduate Convocation
Afternoon Session 
 10:45 AM – Gathering 
11:00 AM – Procession 
11:15 AM – Convocation Ceremony 
1:00 PM – Lunch 
 3:15 PM – Gathering 
3:30 PM – Procession 
3:45 PM – Convocation Ceremony 
6:00 PM – High Tea
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