NIPER Guwahati organizes 4th convocation, 140 students receive degrees
The 4th convocation of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Guwahati was celebrated virtually on Saturday.
GUWAHATI: The 4th convocation of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Guwahati was celebrated virtually on Saturday.
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi attended the programme as a chief guest, while S. Aparna, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers (Government of India), and Dr S. Chandrasekhar, Director, CSIR-IICT, and Chairman of Board of Governors of NIPER Guwahati attended as the Guest of Eminence and Guest of Honour respectively.
While addressing the students, Governor Mukhi said, "Knowledge of systems from different ethnic origins would bring about an interchange of knowledge and increase the understanding of different systems, and this can ultimately contribute to integration and advancement of herbal drug research when accompanied by collaborative work of researchers from different countries. These futuristic goals can be accomplished when one gains insights about the systems, the principles and histories and works upon the strengthening aspects common between the various traditional systems of medicine."
He further congratulated the passing out students for the excellent education they received from a premier institute such as NIPER Guwahati and urged them to utilize their knowledge and wisdom towards the development of the nation and humankind.
Earlier in his Director's Note, Dr USN Murty, Director NIPER Guwahati, elaborated upon the highlights of NIPER Guwahati to the attending guests and audience. He mentioned the various educational and research centres that have been established at NIPER Guwahati with sponsorships from various Central ministries over the last couple of years. He also highlighted the efforts of its faculty and staff as well as various stakeholders which contributed directly to NIPER Guwahati achieving 11th NIRF-2020 Ranking under Pharmacy category as declared by the Ministry of Education.
A total of 140 students, including 135 PG students and 5 PhD students from the 2018-20 and 2019-21 batches were awarded degrees during the 4th Convocation of NIPER Guwahati. Dr USN Murty, Director, NIPER Guwahati, awarded the degrees to the students on behalf of the Chief Guest, Guest of Eminence, and Guest of Honour.