Meghalaya Governor lauded
the effort of Mahbubul Hoque
The Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya Shri V. Shanmuganathan while
his recent visit to University of Science & Technology,
Meghalaya (USTM) on the occasion of 1st Convocation,
appreciated the effort of Shri M Hoque in building such a
university of excellence in this part of the country. Shri
Shanmuganathan has praised Shri M Hoque saying that it is
only his dedication, hard work and sincerity which paved the
way of USTM and ERDF. The Governor remarked that USTM is the
best university among all the universities in the State of
Meghalaya. Hon’ble Governor further said that the University
which started with six students in the year 2011 has
registered phenomenal growth and has over 2500 on its rolls
today. He expressed his confidence that USTM under the able
guidance of the Chancellor Shri M Hoque will achieve a
global status in the very near future. Shri Shanmuganathan
also praised the management of USTM for the smooth running
of the varsity.
The Hon’ble Governor Meghalaya Shri V. Shanmuganathan was
visiting USTM during the 1st Convocation of the varsity on
April 22, 2016, where he delivered the convocation address.
The convocation was held to confer Graduation,
Post-Graduation and PhD degrees to students who passed out
in the years, 2013, 2014, 2015. The Hon’ble Governor of
Meghalaya and Visitor of the University Shri V.
Shanmuganathan conferred the degrees where a total of 534
passed out students received their Bachelor’s and Master’s
Degree while lone scholar Shri Siddique Ali Ahmed was
awarded PhD Degree in School of Biological Science. He
earned the distinction of being the first PhD awardee of the
University. Honorary Doctorate Degrees were awarded to Shri
J.M. Lyngdoh, former Chief Election Commissioner of India
and Maulana Tayebur Rahman Barbhuiya, Ameer-e-Shariat, North
East in recognition of their outstanding achievement and
contribution for greater good of the Society. In the
Convocation eighty students were decorated with Gold Medals
in recognition of their brilliant performance.
The convocation was attended by luminaries from different
walks of life from all over India. Some of them are: Prof.
Mohammed Istiyaque, VC of Magadh University, Prof. Sanjay
Deshmukh, VC, Mumbai University; Prof SK. Srivastava, VC,
NEHU; Prof.G.D Sharma,VC Bilaspur University; Dr. M. A.
Lyngdoh, Minister of Science and Technology Meghalaya, Shri
Donkupar Roy, the former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr.D.T.
Khating, Founding VC, Central University of Jharkhand; Dr.
Alexander P. Hansen, Director, German Research Foundation.