NDA 145 Convocation Ceremony
The Convocation Ceremony of 145 NDA course of National Defence Academy was held at the Habibullah Hall of NDA on 29 Nov 2023. A total of 204 cadets were conferred the degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University which included 73 cadets in the Science stream, 86 cadets in the Computer Science stream and 45 cadets in Arts stream. 21 cadets from friendly foreign countries were also awarded degrees during the programme.
In addition, the B Tech stream comprising of 133 cadets of Navy and Air Force cadets also received a ‘three years course completion’ certificate as these Naval and Air Force cadets will be conferred with the degree after completion of one-year training at their respective pre-commissioning training academics i.e. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, respectively.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Prof (Dr) Suresh W Gosavi, Vice Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. He was received by Vice Admiral Ajay Kochhar, Commandant, NDA. The academic report for the Autumn Term – 2023 was presented.
The Chief of Army Staff’s trophy and Commandant’s silver medal for the cadet standing first in order of merit in academics in Science stream were awarded to cadet Ram Prasad Gurjar, who hails from Sanganer in Jaipur. Son of a farmer, Gurjar topped his course in third, fourth and fifth term and will be joining the Air Force after one year of pre-commissioning training.
The Chief of Naval Staff’s trophy and Commandant’s silver medal for the cadet standing first in order of merit in academics in computer science were awarded to Battalion Cadet Captain (BCC) Pratham Singh, who hails from Pathankot in Punjab. Pratham will be the fourth generation Army officer when he is commissioned one year later.
The Chief of Air Staff’s Trophy and Commandant’s Silver Medal for the cadet standing first in order of merit in academics in arts were awarded to Division Cadet Captain Vikram Singh, who belongs to Bathinda in Punjab.