JALUKBARI, Nov 27 - The fifth gold medal award ceremony to honour the topper in MA, MSc in Anthropology for the year 2019 was held in the Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University, on Tuesday.
The gold medal was instituted in 2015 by the family of the late Manjurani Goswami Barkataki, who was an alumna of the department and herself a gold medal recipient in 1968.
The medal was conferred on Barasha Roy by GU Vice Chancellor Prof Pratapjyoti Handique. In his speech, Prof Handique said, �The annual gold medal commemorating an alumna of Gauhati University encourages the students and parents.� He also outlined various plans he has chalked out for the welfare of the students and particularly for the Department of Anthropology, on account of its significance in the present context and its expanding ambit.
Prof Dilip Kumar Kakati, Dean, Faculty of Science, GU, who was present as the guest of honour, highlighted the present academic scenario in the country and the State and appealed to the students to acquaint themselves with the recent trends of higher education.
The meeting was chaired by Prof Dwipen Bezbaruah, head of the Department of Anthropology, GU, who welcomed the guests and briefly explained the backdrop of the gold medal and the problems and prospects of the discipline of anthropology.
Dr Nripen Barkataki, a physician residing in London and the donor of the gold medal, applauded the academic effort of the medal recipient Barasha and wished her success in life.
The meeting was attended by Prof HP Sarma, former rector of GU; Prof Akhil Ranjan Dutta, president, Gauhati University Teachers� Association; Prof BP Duarah, member, Executive Council, GU; Dr Ranjan Kakati, Director, Students� Welfare; faculty members of the Department of Anthropology and other departments and students and research scholars.