“Success should be evaluated by how many people’s lives you touch and make a difference to”, said Dr. Devi Singh, Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University in his address at the 2017 Oath Taking Ceremony.
The incoming class of 2017 has officially been inducted into the FLAME family. An Oath Taking ceremony was conducted to inculcate the FLAME values and philosophy amongst them. Students have started this new journey at FLAME to discover who they are and build their own leadership profile.
THE FLAME UNIVERSITY OATH
We the students of FLAME University
Do solemnly pledge
To uphold the values
Of integrity and humility
Justice and equality
And freedom of thought and expression.
Following the ancient traditions of India
We promise to persist
In our quest for truth and knowledge
To become responsive and
Responsible citizens of the world.
We at FLAME University
Commit ourselves to
Becoming the change
We wish to see in the world.
New beginnings bring new hopes and refreshed aspirations for the students and the faculty. FLAME University received record number of applications for the academic year commencing in 2017. The competition this year continued to be very stiff and we chose from a remarkable group of students. For every eight students who applied to our flagship undergraduate liberal education program, only one got the chance to be a part of the incoming class of 2017. This gave us a choice to select students with outstanding backgrounds. The median SAT scores from amongst those who took the globally renowned College Board test was 1375 (out of the new 1600 scale). We received applications from some of India’s most prestigious schools and colleges like The Doon School, The Cathedral and John Connon School, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Oberoi International School, Bishop Cotton School, Mallya Aditi International School, The Scindia School, Singapore International School, Vidya Shilpa Academy, La Martiniere, Lawrence School Lovedale, Kodaikanal International School, Xavier’s College, Christ College, American International School, Loreto Convent High School, Aditya Birla World Academy , Shri Ram School and Bombay Scottish School amongst many others.
Our incoming students are from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds. The incoming undergraduate student body comes from 41 different cities across 21 different states pan India. We have students from outside the subcontinent as well. This diversity in the undergraduate student body is not restricted to geographical location. Approximately 20 different mother tongues are represented in the incoming class of 2017 with some of the first languages being Swedish, French, Khasi, Oriya and Kashmiri amongst others. We also have one of the best gender ratios in the country.
Liberal education thrives on diversity which brings out wide-ranging perspectives. The potential is unmatched and we could not have asked for a better group of students. We are delighted to welcome them and wish them the very best as they embark upon their liberal education journey at FLAME.