5th Convocation of USTM Concluded
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
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.
Congratulating the 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 innovations.
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
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.