DIBRUGARH, March 10 - The Dibrugarh University (DU) hosted its 16th convocation today where some 8,245 students and research scholars in their ethnic costumes were ceremoniously awarded with various degrees.
The Chancellor of the University and Governor of Assam, Banwarilal Purohit presided over the function. Swami Atmapriyananda, a distinguished scholar and Vice Chancellor of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University of West Bengal delivered the convocation address as the chief guest.
Among the 8,245 students and research scholars conferred with various degrees by the Chancellor, 113 received Ph D, 11 were awarded M Phil and around 1,100 students obtained their Masters in various disciplines. The convocation was attended by around 900 students.
The Governor, in his address, called upon the students to resolve that they would never in their life withdraw from their pursuit of academic excellence. He asked the students to become quality persons through hard work and sacrifice. �You must rise to build the country, establish a corruption-free society and strive to make India a leading nation in the world,� said the Governor.
Vice Chancellor Alak Kumar Buragohain and Registrar MN Dutta were also seated along with the Chancellor on the dais besides Deans of Studies.