15th Annual Convocation at Belur Campus – 26 Nov 2020

The Board of Management of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (Deemed University declared by the Government of India under UGC Act, 1956) cordially invites you and your friends to please attend online the fifteenth annual convocation to be held in blended mode, but chiefly online, on 26 November 2020 (Thursday) at 3.30 pm at Saradananda Seminar Hall in Prajna Bhavan of the University’s Belur Main Campus. Prof Santanu Bhattacharya, FNA, FASc, FTWAS, Director, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, located at Jadavpur, Kolkata, has kindly agreed to be the Guest-in-Chief and deliver the convocation address online. Swami Suviranandaji Maharaj, Chancellor of the University and General Secretary of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, has kindly consented to deliver the Chancellor’s Address and Swami Divyanandaji, Pro-Chancellor has kindly agreed to preside over the ceremony. Click here to attend the programme online.


Venue: Saradananda Seminar Hall, Prajna Bhavan, Belur Main Campus

Guest-in-Chief: Prof Santanu Bhattacharya, FNA, FASc, FTWAS, Director, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata

President of the meeting: Swami Divyanandaji, Pro-Chancellor, RKMVERI Deemed University, Belur Math

3.30—3.40 pm

Invocation—Recitation of Vedic shanti mantras

sahanaavavatu…, bhadram karnebhih…, yaschhandasaamrishabho…, purnamadah purnamidam… by
the Brahmacharins (students and faculty) of the University

3.40—3.55 pm

Address of Welcome: Swami Sarvottamananda, Vice Chancellor

4.00—4.10 pm

Administration of oath (pledge) to the students (in Sanskrit with English translation) by Swami Atmapriyananda, Pro-Chancellor

4.15—4.55 pm Convocation Address by the Guest-in-Chief, Prof.Santanu Bhattacharya
5.00 pm

Vice Chancellor’s admission of the new graduates to their respective degrees

“As per the authority vested in me as the Vice Chancellor of this University, I hereby admit you to your degrees and diplomas with all the rights and privileges thereto appertaining for which you have duly qualified by satisfying all the programme requirements. Further, I charge you to always strive to adhere to the spirit and letter of the noble vows that you have taken on this occasion to manifest the Perfection already within as taught by Swami Vivekananda by a harmonious blend of heart, head and hand built upon the bedrock of impeccable character thus proving worthy of this University envisioned by Swami Vivekananda.”

5.05—5.25 pm

Chancellor’s (Swami Suviranandaji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission) address of exhortation to the students

5.25—5.35 pm

Swami Sarvalokanandaji, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur & Administrative Head, the University Faculty Centre at Naredrapur Campus

5.35—5.45 pm

Presentation of the updated profile of the University and its activities by Swami Kirtipradananda, Registrar

5.45—5.50 pm

Announcement of the award of prizes and medals to the toppers by Swami Kaleshananda, Controller of Examinations

5.50—6.00 pm

Conferment of Degrees and Diplomas (announcement by Swami Kaleshananda, Controller of Examinations)

6.00—6.05 pm

Vote of Thanks: Brahmachari Mrinmay, Deputy Registrar

6.05—6.15 pm

Concluding Song on Swami Vivekananda—murta maheshwaram… Chorus led by Swami Shivapurnanadaji

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