Meghalaya Governor lauded the effort of Mahbubul Hoque


The Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya Shri V. Shanmuganathan while his recent visit to University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) on the occasion of 1st Convocation, appreciated the effort of Shri M Hoque in building such a university of excellence in this part of the country. Shri Shanmuganathan has praised Shri M Hoque saying that it is only his dedication, hard work and sincerity which paved the way of USTM and ERDF. The Governor remarked that USTM is the best university among all the universities in the State of Meghalaya. Hon’ble Governor further said that the University which started with six students in the year 2011 has registered phenomenal growth and has over 2500 on its rolls today. He expressed his confidence that USTM under the able guidance of the Chancellor Shri M Hoque will achieve a global status in the very near future. Shri Shanmuganathan also praised the management of USTM for the smooth running of the varsity.
The Hon’ble Governor Meghalaya Shri V. Shanmuganathan was visiting USTM during the 1st Convocation of the varsity on April 22, 2016, where he delivered the convocation address. The convocation was held to confer Graduation, Post-Graduation and PhD degrees to students who passed out in the years, 2013, 2014, 2015. The Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya and Visitor of the University Shri V. Shanmuganathan conferred the degrees where a total of 534 passed out students received their Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree while lone scholar Shri Siddique Ali Ahmed was awarded PhD Degree in School of Biological Science. He earned the distinction of being the first PhD awardee of the University. Honorary Doctorate Degrees were awarded to Shri J.M. Lyngdoh, former Chief Election Commissioner of India and Maulana Tayebur Rahman Barbhuiya, Ameer-e-Shariat, North East in recognition of their outstanding achievement and contribution for greater good of the Society. In the Convocation eighty students were decorated with Gold Medals in recognition of their brilliant performance.
The convocation was attended by luminaries from different walks of life from all over India. Some of them are: Prof. Mohammed Istiyaque, VC of Magadh University, Prof. Sanjay Deshmukh, VC, Mumbai University; Prof SK. Srivastava, VC, NEHU; Prof.G.D Sharma,VC Bilaspur University; Dr. M. A. Lyngdoh, Minister of Science and Technology Meghalaya, Shri Donkupar Roy, the former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr.D.T. Khating, Founding VC, Central University of Jharkhand; Dr. Alexander P. Hansen, Director, German Research Foundation.