GUWAHATI, Sept 12 – Governor of Assam and visitor to Assam Don Bosco University Janaki Ballav Patnaik encouraged the students to take the command of their future through conviction and dedication, during the Third Annual Convocation of the university held today.
Four hundred students got bachelors and masters degrees this year from the Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) – the first State University in private sector in Assam.
Presiding over the convocation, Patnaik, quoting Swami Vivekananda said, “Future depends on our present action, so we have to know how to act.”
The ADBU Chancellor and the Salesian Provincial of Guwahati VM Thomas appealed to graduates saying, “use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice… then it will not only be your proud families who celebrate your existence, but thousands of people whom you have helped change their realities.”
Gold Medals under various categories were awarded to 13 outstanding graduates both in the academic and co-curricular activities. The Chancellor's gold medal for standing first across the degrees and the Vice Chancellor's medal for outstanding contribution to campus life (both for Under graduates and Post graduates) were awarded to Gitimoni Talukdar, Achinta Sharma and Lijo George respectively.
Of the 400 students, 165 received bachelor's degree in Engineering and Technology, 34 M Tech, 50 MSW, 30 MCA, 36 MBA degrees, four MA in Psychological Counselling, six MA in Human Rights and two students received Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights.
In the DBU Global on-line courses, 39 Post Graduate degrees of MBA, 6 MSc-IT and 28 MSW were conferred.
Earlier, addressing a gathering of some 1,000 people, Vice Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely announced the new Masters degree courses in Mass Communication, Physics, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering from this semester.
Functioning from its Azara campus the University would be shifted to it permanent campus at Tapesia by June 2015.