The fifth convocation of the University is scheduled on 20 December 2016 at ICG Lawns, ICG Campus, GurukulMarg, Mansarovar, Jaipur from 10:30 am onwards, wherein the degrees will be conferred on the graduands and University gold medals will be awarded to the toppers of various programmes. Endowment awards/gold medals will be awarded to students excelling in specific areas, subject to their fulfilling all the prerequisites for such awards.
Padma Bhushan Dr. Devi Shetty will deliver the Convocation Address.
Dr. Devi Shetty
Dr. Devi Shetty is a renowned cardiac surgeon. He is Chairman and Founder of NarayanaHrudayalaya which has the world's largest heart and cancer hospital facilities. Founded in 2000, NarayanaHrudayalaya today has a network of 23 hospitals, 8 heart centers and 25 primary care facilities across 31 cities in the country, with 5,442 beds. To Dr. Shetty goes the credit of performing the first neonatal heart surgery in the country on a 9-day-old baby. He was also the personal physician of Mother Teresa.
He is called the Henry Ford of the heart surgery business for pioneering inexpensive cardiac health care by driving down costs, thus putting life-saving surgeries within the means of thousands of poor Indians. In partnership with the Government of Karnataka, Dr. Shetty has initiated Yeshasvini - a low-cost health insurance scheme for the poor farmers of the state
Some of the major awards won by him include: