GUWAHATI, Sept 4 - Breaking the convention of convocations, the Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) on Thursday focussed its attention and celebration on its graduating students, especially the outstanding ones who bagged the Chancellor�s and Vice-Chancellor�s medals as well as 13 gold medalists from various departments, as it celebrated its fourth convocation.
Present at the convocation were 21 students from 13 countries � Qatar, Malaysia, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Dubai, Kenya, Oman, Belgium, Mozambique, South Sudan and the Philippines. They were among 190 students from 26 countries, besides India, who successfully completed the DBU Global On-line BCA, MCA, MBA and MS-IT programmes.
The Governor of Assam and Visitor to the University, PB Acharya, while delivering the presidential address, praised the university for focusing on the employability of its graduates. �Right there lies the difference between you and others who graduated from universities elsewhere,� he said. The Governor reminded the audience �never to forget one�s roots, to hold on to one�s traditional values and cultures and to be proud of oneself.�
The chief guest at convocation, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi insisted on �the critical requirements of innovative thinking and being trans-disciplinary in a globally connected world, where the earlier so-called superpower nations no longer hold a monopoly on job creation, innovation and political power.� Gogoi further encouraged the graduates to take their place bravely in this world, �yet with compassion and care for the environment that surrounds us.� Degrees were conferred on 535 students, of which 187 students received the bachelor�s degree in Engineering and Technology, 27 MTech, 58 MCA, 52 MSW, 140 MBA, 10 MA Human Rights degrees and the first batch of two MA in Educational Leadership, and seven MSc Psychology.