JORABAT, April 22 - The first convocation of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya was held at Techno City, 9th mile campus of USTM today.
The convocation was held to confer Graduation, Post-Graduation and PhD degrees to students who passed out in the years, 2013, 2014, 2015. The convocation was held .
Meghalaya Governor and Visitor of USTM V Shanmuganathan conferred degrees and delivered the convocation address. A total of 534 passed out students received their Bachelor�s and Master�s degree while a lone scholar Siddique Ali Ahmed was awarded PhD degree.
Shanmuganathan in his address urged the students to be focused and mentally fit. Governor observed that the University which started with six students in 2011 has registered a phenomenal growth and has over two thousand on its rolls today. He expressed confidence that USTM will achieve a global status in the very near future.
Meghalaya Minister for Science and Technology, Dr Ampareen Lyngdoh promised on behalf of the Government to extend all sort of help for the growth of USTM.
Honorary Doctorate degrees were awarded to JM Lyngdoh, former Chief Election Commissioner of India and Maulana Tayebur Rahman Barbhuiya in recognition of their outstanding achievement and contribution for greater good of the Society.
Eighty students were awarded with gold medals in recognition of their brilliant performance. The convocation was attended by luminaries from different walks of life from all over India. Among them were Prof Mohammed Istiyaque, VC of Magadh University, Prof Sanjay Deshmukh, VC, Mumbai University, Prof SK Srivastava, VC, NEHU, Prof GD Sharma,VC, Bilaspur University, Donkupar Roy, former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr DT Khating, founding VC, Central University of Jharkhand and Dr Alexander P Hansen, Director, German Research Foundation.
Earlier, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM offered his welcome address. Dr PG Rao, VC USTM presented the report highlighting the journey of the University.