The Tenth Annual Convocation of National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi was held on January 14, 2017 at the NUALS Campus. The Convocation was presided by Honourable Justice Mohan. M. Shantanagoudar (Judge, Supreme Court), who was the then Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court while the Convocation Address was delivered by Honourable Justice Jasti Chalameswar (Judge, Supreme Court of India).
Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar, who is also the Chancellor of the University, presided over the Convocation and admitted the graduating students to the various Degrees. Judges of the High Court of Kerala, Justice P. R. Ramachandra Menon, Justice V. Chithambaresh, Justice Devan Ramachandran, Justice K. S. Radhakrishnan, Former Judge of the Supreme Court, C. P. Sudhakara Prasad, Advocate General of Kerala, Prof. (Dr.) Rose Varghese, Vice-Chancellor, other members of the Executive Council, General Council and Academic Council of the University, Advocates and other invitees participated in this august function.
The Chief Guest, Justice Jasti Chelameswar awarded the C. K. Sivasankara Panicker Memorial Gold Medal for the best Law student, Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer Memorial Endowment Gold Medal for the best student in Constitutional Law, T. R. Raman Pillai Memorial Endowment Gold Medal for the best student in Criminal Law and Procedure and M. K. Nambiyar Endowment Gold Medal for the best student in Public Law to Joshita Jothi; the NUALS PTA Gold Medal for the 2nd best outgoing student to Laya Mary Joseph and Nani A. Palkhivala Memorial Endowment Gold Medal for the best Post Graduate student in Law to Pinku Mariam Jose. 80 students of the B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Course and 37 students of the One Year LL.M. Degree Course of the 2015 Batch and 1 student of the Ph.D. Programme were awarded the degrees at the Convocation.