KIIT Special Convocation of International Students held; 183 Conferred Degrees
A Special Convocation ceremony of international students of KIIT Deemed to be University was held where 183 students were conferred their degrees.
The ceremony was graced by the Ambassador of Mexico to India H.E. Mr. Federico Salas Lotfe; Malta High Commissioner H.E. Mr. Reuben Gauci; Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) General Director Mr. Fabio Azevedo; Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Mahaveer Singhvi; KIIT Vice Chancellor Prof. Sasmita Samanta and others.
The Mexican Ambassador, the Chief Guest on the occasion, hoped that KIIT will also attract students from the Latin American countries and extended his support and cooperation to realise this objective. He said that he was impressed with the vision, scope and approach of KIIT & KISS Founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta who has taken the institute to new heights.
KIIT is home to 1600 International students from as many as 65 countries, besides 30000 students from India. They include students from Afghanistan, Syria, Ethiopia, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The university aims to increase the strength of international students from 65 to 100 countries.
The Malta High Commissioner, who was the Chief Speaker, advised the students to look at their future plans with an open mind and to do the right thing at the right time as time lost is time wasted. He said attending the event was an emotional moment for him as he was himself a teacher before becoming a diplomat. He lauded the vision of Dr. Samanta that has helped thousands from the country and abroad to get education.
The FIVB General Director, the Guest of Eminence at the ceremony, encouraged the students to work with renewed determination following the pandemic years and advised them to remember the contribution of their alma mater to shaping their future.
The Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs said that students should never get disappointed as life throws up challenges. He said that time is precious, therefore one should focus on what they are doing. The secret to success, he added, is to learn from mistakes and never commit them again.