The University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) held its ninth convocation today.
Altogether 1655 graduates were awarded degrees, out of which 14 scholars were awarded PhD degrees, 669 students were awarded Post Graduate degrees, and 972 students were awarded Undergraduate degrees.
Tariq Chauhan, CEO of EFS Facilities Services Group, UAE, Dr. Atul Kothari, the National Secretary of Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, New Delhi and L. Roy, Former Chairman of the Meghalaya Private Universities Regulatory Board received Honorary D.Litt. degrees from the Governor of Meghalaya, who also presided over the ceremony.
Addressing the gathering, the Governor commended USTM’s role in providing top-notch science and technology education and fostering groundbreaking research with the publication of 96 patents and 228 research endeavours. He also lauded the institute’s dedication to providing free education to deserving students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and for fostering an environment where students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds converge, promoting the essence of unity in diversity.
Delivering her convocation address, JNU VC Prof. Santishree D. Pandit said, “Do not be afraid to take risks and pursue your passions. Dare to dream big, and don’t let the fear of failure hold you back. Embrace the unknown, and have unwavering trust in your abilities.”
She urged the students to become part of the unfolding success story of India while contributing to it.
Ambassadors in India from five African countries, Mustapha Jawara, Ambassador of Gambia, Lukmon Bobokalonzoda, Ambassador of Tajikistan, Ganbold Dambajav, Ambassador of Mongolia, Gilbert Shimane Mangole, Ambassador of Botswana and Peter Hobwani, Deputy Head of Mission & Head of Chancery Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe attended the ceremony.