Amity University Maharashtra Confers an Honorary Doctorate to Nishith Desai, Founder, Nishith Desai Associates

Amity University Maharashtra Confers an Honorary Doctorate to Nishith Desai, Founder, Nishith Desai Associates, for his outstanding achievements in the field of international law

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Mumbai, 24th March 2023: Amity University, Maharashtra, held its convocation ceremony on the campus of Amity University Mumbai. Nishith Desai, Founder of Nishith Desai Associates along with Robert Suskind, Founding Dean of California North State University of Medicine, Dr. Rajeev Agarwal, Senior Director of Breast Cancer Institute at Medanta, Amitabh Chaudhry and MD & CEO of Axis Bank Limited were conferred honorary degrees by Dr. Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor and President of Amity University, Mumbai.

The convocation ceremony was a grand event for the graduates who received their coveted degrees, for the assembled guests, and for all those associated with the Mumbai campus of the esteemed university. A total of 3359 students will be receiving their degrees. Of these, the University has awarded 7 students with Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan Scholarship, 91 students with Shri Baljit Shastri Award, 80 students with Gold Medals, 76 students with Silver Medals, and 32 students with Bronze Medals. 11 students received trophies for their achievements.

Dr. Aseem Chauhan, President and Chancellor of Amity University, Mumbai in presenting the awards to the students, said, we at Amity believe this is the beginning of a lifelong commitment to excellence. This is also a celebration of the graduates’ families, recognizing that it is not only the individual’s efforts that lead to their success, it is also due to their family’s constant guidance and support”.

Conferment of Honorary Doctorate on Nishith Desai, Founder, Nishith Desai Associates, Amitabh Chaudhry, MD & CEO Axis Bank Limited, Dr. Rajeev Agarwal, Senior Director, Breast Cancer Institute at Medanta and Robert Suskind, Founding Dean, California North State College of Medicine, among 3359 graduands.

Nishith Desai, the founder of Nishith Desai Associates, was awarded a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) for his outstanding achievements in the field of international law and jurisprudence and for his tireless efforts and immense contribution to the development of legal systems, which has enhanced the image of the Indian legal system worldwide.

While expressing his gratitude for the award, Nishith Desai, Founder, Nishith Desai Associates said, “First and foremost, I would like to thank Amity University for this prestigious honor bestowed upon me. As I complete 50 years of practice, I am grateful to my family, friends, and mentors who have been my pillars of support through all these years and contributed to my success. I believe the greatest source of inspiration for me has been students who are ambitious and curious to learn and bring positive change to society. For recent graduates, I would like to emphasize understanding global laws and having a future-forward outlook that enables one to make informed decisions. It is important for the youth to have an entrepreneurial approach towards their career and always look to anticipate, prepare, and deliver. Additionally, with the onset of globalization, we must not forget conversations on the importance of human rights and its impact worldwide.”

UGC-recognized Amity University Maharashtra (AUM) was established in 2014 under the Maharashtra Act on a sprawling campus with currently Prof. (Dr.) A W Santhosh Kumar as Vice-Chancellor.

Amity University Maharashtra, with its forward-thinking, sprawling campus, world-class learning infrastructure, and over a kilometer of frontage on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, offers 360-degree career transformation. With its state-of-the-art infrastructure, the campus facilitates comprehensive student development. It also houses world-class sports facilities for football, cricket, lawn tennis and badminton. There are several well-appointed housing options for students and faculty on the premises.

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