USTM has set an example in the North East –
Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi, VC, BHU
Its unique confluence of culture testimony to
10th June, 2017, USTM : Amidst a
packed audience University of Science & Technology
Meghalaya had held 2nd Convocation at the Techno City
Campus today at a gala ceremony. Three vice chancellors
of the oldest universities in India, Prof. Ashotosh
Ghosh, Vice Chancellor, University of Calcutta, Prof.
Girish Chandra Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, BHU, Prof.
Sanjay V Deshmukh, Vice Chacellor, Mumbai University,
Prof Dhrubo Jyoti Saikia, VC, Cotton University, Prof.
Dilip Chandra Nath, VC, Assam University, Silchar, Prof.
G D Sharma, VC, Bilaspur University and many other
distinguished and eminent academicians were witness to
this august occasion.
While delivering the Convocation Address Prof. Ashutosh
Ghosh stated “USTM is truly the symbol of emotional
integration of North East”. He also added that there is
a need for bringing about improvement in quality of
higher education and research and higher education needs
to be viewed as long term social investment for
promotion of economic growth. “The USTM, its founder Sh.
Mahbubul Hoque has realized the need for quality
education, research and development and I am happy that
such a university has come up with a mission to bring
about inclusive growth in the economy of North east by
bringing the backward class of the society into the
mainstream, by empowering the rural people through
education” – Prof. Ghosh mentioned.
Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi, VC, BHU, Chief Guest of
the convocation, started his speech congratulating all
the students for their academic performance and wish
them all success in future. He also emphatically stated
that“ I was awestruck when I got to know that this
university was established in 2011 with only with just
seven students and within a few years it has expanded
its reach beyond imagination”. He also asserted that the
students may feel proud of the fact that they had
availed all opportunity for higher education at USTM
without stepping out of NE region, given the fact that
education is the single most vital factor for the
development of a nation as it leads to upgrade the
upliftment of social and economic status of its people”.
Prof. Sanjay V Deshmukh also spoke about immense
potentiality that North Eastern Region does possess and
he also appreciated the unstoppable Mahbubul Hoque whose
consistent effort had made possible this dream come
true. Affirming that the visionary approach of Mahbubul
Hoque, the founder of USTM and its nationalist approach
to bringing together different cultures, heritage,
ethnicity of North East, is a testimony of its endeavor
to achieve excellence and provide quality education to
all, India’s unity in diversity.
In the 2nd Convocation, a total number of 583 students
had received degrees at different levels. A total number
of 583 students which includes 518 students had received
post-graduate degree, 61 students received
under-graduate degree while 4 scholars will be awarded
Ph.D degree. A total number of 26 students, both at UG,
PG and Ph.D awardees were delivered with gold medals.
Prof. Mihir Kanti Chaudhuri, former Vice Chancellor,
Tezpur University was conferred with honorary D.SC and
honorary D.Litt to Dr. D D Lapang, former Chief
Minister, Meghalaya. “This is a token gesture of showing
our reverence to both the scholar and the eminent
politician ; Prof. Chaudhury has set an example to our
next generation in the field of scientific research in
chemistry, for his studies on the synthesis of dioxygen
complexes and fluorine compounds of metals and non
metals while Dr. D D Lapang, former Chief Minister of
Meghalaya has laid immense contribution for the
socio-economic development of North East” – USTM