October 10, 2019 11:05 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh completes its glorious 75 years and the 5th Convocation is another milestone event in the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee year, organized, here on Thursday.

Dr. Navneet Puri, the founder, Chairman & CEO, Nevakar, Inc, New Jersey, Centre of Excellence, USA and an alumnus of UIPS, in his convocation address while sharing the roadmap of his professional journey, he motivated students to adopt Life lessons such as not to work in boundaries, keep expanding their horizons, undergo continuous introspection, get exposure to different environments and be comfortable with the uncertainties of life.

He announced initiation of collaborative programme between UIPS and Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, which will include a Fellowship cum training Programme for Postgraduate UIPS students at Rutgers followed by their industrial training at Nevakar Inc. to be sponsored by Dr Navneet Puri. He also shared his personal and special moments of UIPS, 28 years ago.

Professor Shankarji Jha, Dean University Instructions and officiating Vice Chancellor, PU, in his address said that the meaning of education is defined not only by attending the lectures but also by its practical application.
Professor Anil Kumar, Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, administered the “Pharmacist’s Oath for Code of Pharmaceutical Ethics”.

A total of 86 students including 46 B.Pharm and 40 M.Pharm were conferred their degrees.
The valedictorian of the year from B.Pharm Mr Waseem Ali and M.Pharm Miss Tanvi Gupta delivered their heartfelt speeches on how the UIPS nurtured and shaped them and their future both personally and professionally.

The Chairperson, UIPS Professor Kanwaljit Chopra introduced the Guest of Honor and in her welcome address highlighted the collective contribution of the faculty, staff, students and alumni in building this institute over a span of 7 ½ decades. While giving blessings to all the students, she shared with them the mantra of success to aim high, soar high but always remain grounded.

Earlier, the event began with a peek into the illustrious 75 years of the Institute starting from its pre-independence humble beginning in the year 1944 at Lahore.

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