Assam City Center University Celebrates 9th Convocation Day

Guwahati: Assam City Center University (AdtU) recently celebrated the 9th Convocation Day on the University campus.

Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Minister of Education, Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Former Director General of CSIR, Dr. Shekhar C. Mande graced the occasion with dignitaries from the university, faculty members, students and their parents.

The convocation ceremony began with the academic procession by AdtU dignitaries along with the Governor of Assam. After the procession, the national anthem was played and the Governor declared open the 9th Convocation of Assam City Center University.

After the chant of invocation (the university hymn), the chancellor addressed the assembly and welcomed all the guests.

Minister of Education Dr. Ranoj Pegu recognized the role of Downtown Assam University in contributing to the education sector and commended its efforts to ensure employability of students after the end of their course.

He added that the role of private universities cannot be underestimated as they help provide quality higher education to thousands of students when state universities cannot accommodate them due to their limitations.

He pleaded with the AdtU to offer a greater variety of vocational courses which will provide substantial employability for students.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. NC Talukdar, presented the Academic Report, which was followed by the presentation of D. Litt (Honoris Causa) to Chiranjit Chaliha, Prominent Industrialist, Dinesh Shahra, Prominent Entrepreneur and Industrialist, and Prof. CA (Dr) MS Jadav, noted the accountant.

This year, a total of 1,300 students and scholars graduated, of which 1,063 undergraduates, 299 postgraduates and 12 doctorates were awarded.

Shiny Ahmed, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, took the oath of dedication. The program also saw the awarding of gold medals to the best graduate – Lunasmrita Saikia and to the postgraduate – Shiny Ahmed.

The Best Placement Recipient Appreciation Award went to Shatakshi Chakraborty and the AdtU Alumni Award for Inspirational Achievement was received by Farzana Afreen.

Following the presentation of the awards, Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, former Director General of CSIR, delivered the convening address in which he emphasized that the skills acquired by the students during their years at the university will hopefully enable them -the, to meet the challenges of life. Subsequently, the Chancellor of Assam City Center University asked the Governor to address the summons.

Professor Jagdish Mukhi congratulated the 2022 graduates and also sent his regards to the proud parents. He appreciated the contribution of AdtU in shaping intellectual minds and creating the much needed quality of human resources in various fields. He said he is a firm believer in the idea that education is one of the key drivers for socio-economic development and the creation of livelihoods to lead a happy and dignified life.

He informed the students that getting their degrees was not the end of their journey, in fact, it was just the beginning. He added that their contributions will be judged and their efforts will be appreciated when they can serve society as a whole. He concluded by saying: “Words mean nothing if they are not followed by deeds”.

After the graduation ceremony and the speeches by distinguished guests, the Governor signed the convocation book and declared the convocation closed.

The program was hosted by Masters of Ceremonies Bhriganka Bharadwaj and Dr. Sagarika Mahanta. The ceremony ended with the national anthem.

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