USTM conferred Honorary
D. Sc to Prof. Darlando Khathing
In an overwhelming ceremonial Convocation 2017,
University of Science and Technology Meghalaya
conferred Honorary Doctorate of Science (HONORIS CAUSA) to
Prof. Darlando Khathing, the son of late Maj. Bob Khathing
and late Mrs Klerisnorah Lyngdoh Khathing. The honor was
conferred by Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Hon’ble Chancellor, USTM
and Chairman, ERD Foundation in the presence of other
dignitaries namely Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar, Hon’ble VC, JNU,
Prof. Jayant M Modak, Dy. Director, IISC, Bangalore, Prof.
G.D Sharma, Hon’ble VC, Bilaspur University, Dr. P G Rao,
Hon'ble VC, USTM, Dr. R K Sharma, Pro -VC, USTM, Prof.
Amarjyoti Chaudhry, C V Raman Char Professor, USTM and many
other distinguished guests, intellectuals, academic experts
across North East.
The 3rd Convocation had been another historic moment for
USTM as a total number of 905 students which includes 744 at
the PG level, 161 at the UG level and 2 Ph.D scholars, had
received degrees. 26 students had received gold medals out
of which 17 at the PG level and 9 at the UG level.
Sh. Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM clarified “Prof.
Khating is a man of science, rather Nuclear Physics and it
is a privilege for USTM being the first State Private
University, dedicated to dissemination of knowledge on
science and technology, innovation and research, to confer
this Honorary Doctorate of Science to Prof. Khating”. Also,
he belongs to North East and held the position of first Vice
Chancellor of Central University of Jharkhand from North
East. This is just a token gesture of USTM to recognize such
a man of stature whose research work had greatly contributed
for the development of North East Region in particular and
nation as a whole. Prof. Khating after receiving the degree
urged that the students must be honest and then only their
goals and aspirations will be achieved.
Noteworthy to mention, Dr. Darlando Khathing maintained a
consistently good academic career (1st class throughout) and
was trained in top institutions of the country like St.
Edmund’s Shillong, St. Stephen’s Delhi and Bose Institute
Kolkata. He was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust
Fellowship (UK) and was attached to the Atomic Energy
Research Establishment, Oxfordshire, England. Dr. Khathing
was retired as a Professor of Physics at the North-Eastern
Hill University. He had successfully completed over twenty
major research projects as the Principal Investigator, eight
PhD and three M.Phil scholars had successfully been awarded
degrees under his direct supervision. Dr. Khathing is a life
member of many national scientific societies namely Electron
Microscope Society of India, National Nuclear Magnetic
Resonance Society, Indian Assoc. of Analytical Scientists,
Indian Physics Association, Indian Assoc of Physics
Teachers, Indian Science Congress, Indian and International
Society of Radiation Physics, etc.