USTM Conferred Hon. D. Litt.
Degree to Prof Mannan, UGC Chairman, Bangladesh
GUWAHATI, 24 October 2018: Professor Abdul Mannan,
Chairman, University Grants Commission, Bangladesh was
honoured today by the University of Science & Technology
Meghalaya (USTM) through the conferment of Hon. D. Litt.
Degree at a Special Convocation Ceremony held at
Guwahati. The occasion was graced by Shri Siddhartha
Bhattacharya, Education Minister, Assam, Dr Mridul
Hazarika, VC, Gauhati University, Dr J S Patil, VC,
National Law University, Dr Dhiraj Bora, VC, Assam
Science and Technology University, Prof NC Talukdar,
Director, IASST, Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury, VC, Assam Down
Town University and others. On this auspicious occasion,
the Education Minister and the UGC Chairman of
Bangladesh discussed with Vice Chancellors of
Universities and Directors of Institutions from Assam
and Meghalaya on “Bilateral Collaboration Opportunities
in the Field of Higher Education between Bangladesh and
North East India”. The discussion programme was jointly
organized at Guwahati by USTM and Assistant High
Commissioner of Bangladesh, Guwahati.
Welcoming the august gathering, Mahbubul Hoque,
Chancellor of USTM expressed his gratefulness to the UGC
Chairman, Bangladesh for accepting the honour bestowed
by USTM. Dr PK Goswami, Vice Chancellor of USTM took
forward the proceedings of the Special Convocation
ceremony. The Hon. D. Litt Degree was handed over to
Prof Abdul Mannan by Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Education
Minister of Assam.
After receiving the Degree for his humble contribution
in the field of education in Bangladesh, Prof Mannan
said, “By bestowing this prestigious degree, you have
not only honoured me, but also my country Bangladesh. I
dedicate this Degree to my parents, my teachers and the
thousands of students I have been associated with.” He
said that the relationship between India and Bangladesh
will be lasting forever. The vote of thanks was
delivered by Prof Alaka Sarma, Pro VC, USTM.
The Bangladesh UGC Chairman will also address the 3rd Dr
APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Lecture organized by USTM on
25th October. The annual lecture has been organized in
the honour of Dr Kalam and will be attended by students,
teachers and dignitaries, including Prof Ved Prakash,
Formar UGC Chairman and Prof Sanjay Deshmukh, Former
Vice Chancellor, Mumbai University.
Photo Caption: Prof Abdul Mannan, Chairman,
UGC, Bangladesh conferred Hon. D. Litt Degree by USTM in
the presence of Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Education
Minister, Assam at a Convocation Ceremony at Guwahati on
24th October 2018.