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3rd Tata institute convocation

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, May 28 - Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati campus, organised the third convocation for its M Phil, MA and BA programmes at the Machkhowa ITA Centre, Machkhowa today. A total of 152 students graduated during the convocation. Of them three received PhD, three received their M Phil degrees, 94 students received their MA degrees and 52 students were awarded their BA degrees.

TISS Guwahati started the five-year integrated masters programme in 2012 along with two-year master�s degree programme in social work with specialisation in community organisation and development practice, counselling, public health, livelihoods and social entrepreneurship. Several new academic programmes were offered beyond the existing programmes from the academic year 2014-15 such as labour studies and social protection, peace and conflict studies, sociology and social anthropology and graduates from these programmes are contributing to the development sector in the North East.

Prof Sanjoy Hazarika, Director, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Milia Islamia, was the chief guest of the event and delivered the convocation speech. He stressed the need for compassion and understanding among people who live in multi-cultural settings. He asked the graduates to uphold the values that they imbibed at TISS in their new life outside the classroom.

Prof Dhruba Jyoti Saikia, VC of Cotton College State University, who presided over the function, reiterated the objectives of TISS Guwahati and highlighted the efforts of the institute in the field of education, training, research and related activities across eight states of the North East. Over the years, the Institute has, among other thrusts, made a significant contribution to policy, planning, action strategies and human resource development, he said.

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