Banaras Hindu University To Host 102nd Convocation On December 10

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The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will host the 102nd convocation on December 10.

The university will confer degrees to graduate students during its 102nd convocation. BHU is hosting the convocation after a period of three years.

The BHU Gold Medal for the sessions 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 will be awarded during the 102nd convocation on December 10. The 101st BHU Convocation was held on December 23, 2019.

BHU alumnus and Chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks Nikesh Arora has been invited as the Chief Guest of 102nd convocation of the university.

The BHU has invited Nikesh Arora as Chief Guest and tweeted the same on their official handle. The tweet read, “#BHU alumnus & Chairman and CEO of @PaloAltoNtwks, [email protected] Arora will be the chief guest of 102nd convocation of #BanarasHinduUniversity on 10.12.2022.

Who is Nikesh Arora?

Nikesh Arora is currently the CEO and Chairman of Palo Alto Network. He took on the role of CEO and Chairman on June 1, 2018. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in the year 1989 with a degree in Bachelor of Technology degree in electrical engineering and later pursued a degree from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. Earlier Nikesh Arora was a senior executive at the biggest IT Company, Google.

Nikesh Arora shared the invitation on his Twitter handle and is extremely happy to be part of the convocation. He tweeted, “Deeply humbled and honored to be invited to #BHU, visit the holy city of Varanasi and meet the graduates from BHU at the 102nd convocation. Have so many fond memories. Thank you for the kind invitation. @VCofficeBHU.”

During the 101st convocation, Padma Vibhushan Vijay Kelkar was the chief guest. A total of 11,529 degrees were awarded to the graduating students at the last convocation.

 As many as 732 students received PhD, while 4,511 students were conferred their postgraduate degrees. 6,272 students were conferred their graduate degrees.

On the 101st convocation, two Chancellor medals, two Late Maharaja Vibhuti Narain Singh Gold Medals and 29 BHU medals were also awarded to students.


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