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JORHAT, May 2 - The 21st convocation of the Assam Agricultural University (AAU) will be held at the Jorhat campus at Borbheta on May 4, which will be presided over by State Governor Jagdish Mukhi,�who is the Chancellor of the University.�

Speaking to mediapersons at the AAU campus here today,�the AAU Vice-Chancellor Dr KM Bujarbaruah said that the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will also attend the function as distinguished special guest and will deliver the convocation address, while Agriculture Minister Atul Bora will attend as guest of honour.

Altogether 1,426 students are eligible for conferment of various degrees under different faculties, out of which 951 are scheduled to receive degrees in the said function, the V-C said.

Dr Bujarbaruah informed that the� Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) will be conferred on Dr P Singh,� president of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Chancellor of RLV Agricultural University,� Jhansi, and Dhruba Jyoti�Sharma,� a well-known agripreneur from Assam, for their outstanding contributions in the field of agriculture.

Throwing light on the achievements of the university and future programmes,� he said that in the last 10 years the number of colleges under AAU have increased from six to nine.�

The V-C informed that another agricultural university has also been proposed at Silchar for which the land has been selected by the Cachar district administration.

The College of Community Science under the AAU will also launch a new four-year degree course named �Nutrition and Dietetics� from the next academic session that will commence from July this year.�

The V-C said that another significant addition to the AAU will be the installation of a phytotron advanced facility, which would enable to carry out study of climate changes.

�The Rs 4-crore facility will enable future research and would be established at the site where the State Bank of India and Post Office were located -� both will be shifted to new buildings at a different area of the university campus,� he said.

Dr Bujarbaruah stated that opening of an agriculture museum in the campus that would depict the agrarian life of the region as well as display new and old equipment was another notable addition to the AAU. The inauguration is scheduled on May 13, he said.�

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Governor, CM to attend convocation of AAU

JORHAT, May 2 - The 21st convocation of the Assam Agricultural University (AAU) will be held at the Jorhat campus at Borbheta on May 4, which will be presided over by State Governor Jagdish Mukhi,�who is the Chancellor of the University.�

Speaking to mediapersons at the AAU campus here today,�the AAU Vice-Chancellor Dr KM Bujarbaruah said that the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will also attend the function as distinguished special guest and will deliver the convocation address, while Agriculture Minister Atul Bora will attend as guest of honour.

Altogether 1,426 students are eligible for conferment of various degrees under different faculties, out of which 951 are scheduled to receive degrees in the said function, the V-C said.

Dr Bujarbaruah informed that the� Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) will be conferred on Dr P Singh,� president of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Chancellor of RLV Agricultural University,� Jhansi, and Dhruba Jyoti�Sharma,� a well-known agripreneur from Assam, for their outstanding contributions in the field of agriculture.

Throwing light on the achievements of the university and future programmes,� he said that in the last 10 years the number of colleges under AAU have increased from six to nine.�

The V-C informed that another agricultural university has also been proposed at Silchar for which the land has been selected by the Cachar district administration.

The College of Community Science under the AAU will also launch a new four-year degree course named �Nutrition and Dietetics� from the next academic session that will commence from July this year.�

The V-C said that another significant addition to the AAU will be the installation of a phytotron advanced facility, which would enable to carry out study of climate changes.

�The Rs 4-crore facility will enable future research and would be established at the site where the State Bank of India and Post Office were located -� both will be shifted to new buildings at a different area of the university campus,� he said.

Dr Bujarbaruah stated that opening of an agriculture museum in the campus that would depict the agrarian life of the region as well as display new and old equipment was another notable addition to the AAU. The inauguration is scheduled on May 13, he said.�