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Seventh Annual Convocation of Ahmedabad University

Seventh Annual Convocation of Ahmedabad University
November 29, 2017 5:30 PM Central Campus Student Life

We are glad to announce that the Seventh Annual Convocation will be held on 29th November and Dr Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India has agreed to be the Chief Guest and will deliver the Convocation Address.

Dr Arvind Subramanian is the current Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India having taken charge of the position on 16 October 2014. He is on leave from the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development, USA. His award-winning book "Eclipse: Living in the shadow of China's economic dominance" was published in September 2011 and has printed 130,000 copies world-wide in four languages. Foreign Policy magazine named him as one of the world's top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011. In the same year, India Today magazine named him one of the top 30 Master's of the Mind in India over the last 30 years. 

He has worked in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (1992-2013), the GATT (1988-1992) during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations, and taught at Harvard Universities Kennedy School of Government (1999-2000) and the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at John's Hopkins University (2008-2010, and 2014). He has written on India, Growth, Trade, Development, Institutions, Aid, Climate Change, Oil, Intellectual Property, the WTO, China, and Africa. Dr Subramanian obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi; his MBA from Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, India; and his MPhil and DPhil from the University of Oxford, UK.