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5th Convocation of
Shri Tathagata Roy, Governor of Meghalaya & Visitor of USTM
speaking at 5th Convocation of USTM on 23 Sept 2019.
9th Mile, Ri
Bhoi, 23 September 2019: The Fifth Convocation of the
University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) was held
successfully here today in the presence of the Governor of
Meghalaya and a galaxy of Vice Chancellors and dignitaries.
Altogether 1414 graduates were awarded degrees, out of which 19
scholars were awarded PhD degrees, 1053 students were awarded
Post Graduate degrees and 340 students were awarded
Undergraduate degrees. Hon D.Sc. was awarded to Prof Nirmal Kr
Chaudhury, Former VC, Gauhati University for outstanding
contribution in the field academic administration and promotion
of science, technology and innovation. Hon D.Litt. was awarded
to Bishop George Mamalassery, Bishop Emeritus of Tura, Meghalaya
for outstanding contribution in the field of education, health,
spirituality and brotherhood. Shri Tathagata Roy, Hon’ble
Governor of Meghalaya who is Visitor of USTM presided over this
grand academic event and awarded the Degrees.
Shri Tathagata Roy, Governor of Meghalaya &
Visitor of USTM conferring Hon D.Sc. degree to Prof Nirmal Kr
Chaudhury at 5th Convocation of USTM on 23 Sept 2019.
students after conferment of degrees, Shri Tathagata Roy said,
“The world is seeing a lot of changes. But certain things will
always remain unchanged. That is human relationships. What
differentiates USTM from any private or central university is
the human touch”. He urged the graduating students to continue
with this human touch and be passionate about whatever they do.
“To understand ‘unity in diversity’ in the context of India, I
would suggest people to come to USTM because it is encapsulated
here. USTM is doing wonderfully well as opposed to many other
private universities in the region”, he added.
Addressing the gathering, Prof Vinod Kumar Jain, VC, Tezpur
University said that the world is changing rapidly and that
challenge is to keep pace with the change and make meaningful
contribution to the growth of the country. “Work hard to update
your skills” was his message to the youth. He said that
universities become great through problem solving research and
The distinguished guest dignitaries present in the Convocation
include, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Zameer Uddin Shah, Former VC, Aligarh
Muslim University; Dr Mridul Hazarika, Former VC, Gauhati
University; Prof. (Dr.) J. S. Patil, VC, National Law University
And Judicial Academy; Prof (Dr) Dipika Deka, VC, Srimanta
Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences; Dr. Dhiraj Bora, VC,
Assam Science & Technology University, apart from others.
Earlier, in his welcome address the Chancellor of USTM Shri
Mahbubul Hoque said, “We aspire to become a world class
university and appeal to all the stakeholders to join us in our
endeavor to transform this university into a world class
institution and participate in the nation-building process”. He
also expressed his gratefulness to the Government of Meghalaya
for its help in the creation of USTM.
The University report was presented by the Vice Chancellor of
USTM Dr PK Goswami. This was followed by award of degrees and
gold medals. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Best PG Gold Medal was awarded
to Zinnat Hassan, MSc Mathematics and PA Sangma Best UG Gold
Medal was awarded to Upama Das, BCA. Apart from this, 20 gold
medals were awarded to the best Post Graduates of the respective
departments while 15 gold medals were given away to the best
undergraduate students from different departments.
The Convocation began with the solemn and elegant Academic
Procession which was participated by the Registrar of the
University, Academic Council members, members of Board of
Governors, Deans of different schools, Heads of different
Departments and the Award recipients. The Convocation came to
close with the declaration by the Governor.