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Sat, 18 Aug 2018

Northeast Today

Gauhati University’s 27th Convocation Ceremony Held

Gauhati University’s 27th Convocation Ceremony Held
August 09
16:30 2018

- NET Bureau

The 27th Convocation Ceremony of Gauhati University was held on Wednesday at Birinchi Kumar Baruah (B.K.B) Auditorium at the university premises. Governor of Assam and Chancellor of Gauhati University Prof. Jagadish Mukhi graced the ceremony with his presence. He presided over the meeting and through his speech, he stated that Gauhati University is a traditional University not only of Assam but for the entire Northeast and the country as well. Along with motivational words, he congratulated the students and encouraged them to be successful in the upcoming days.

Dr Krishnaswami Kasturirangan, Space Scientist cum the Chancellor of Rajasthan Central University was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. It is to be mentioned here that, 600 students were offered degree this year through this Convocation ceremony. Siddharth Bhattacharya, Education Minister of Assam, was also present at the occasion. He asked the teachers to give equal importance to Vocational Education along with Traditional Education.

It is worth mentioning that, through this convocation, Gauhati University has given Degree of Doctor of Letters to Dr Krishnaswami Kasturirangan, and Nephrologist and Renal Surgeon Dr Sarbeshwar Saharia, Doctor of Philosophy Degree to famous artist Shri Neel Pawan Barua and Doctor of Philosophy Posthumously to Natya Surjyo Sukreswar Rabha.

Apart from this, Gauhati University along with the family of Pandit and writer Dr Bishwanarayan Shastri has given Mahamahopadhyaya Biswanarayan Shastri Gold Medal to the topper in Sanskrit Department, Gauhati University in 2017.

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