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2nd Convocation of Assam Down Town University held

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Sept 5: The Assam Down Town University organized its 2nd Convocation on Saturday here, stated a press release. Assam Governor Padmabha Balakrish Acharya presided over the Convocation and conferred the degrees upon the students.

Sarbanda Sonowal, Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Welfare graced the occasion as a chief guest and Bharat Rat Prof. C.N.R. Rao as the distinguished guest. This year the Degree for Doctor of Science (Honoris- Causa) was conferred on Bharat Rat Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Former Director, IISc, Bengaluru, Dr. R.C. Deka, Former Director, AIIMS, Dr. Rajesh C. Shah, Former President ICS-IS, Dr. Arvind Phukan, Former Professor, Alaska University USA

Altogether 187 numbers of students from the departments of Engineering, Pharmacy, MBA (Fulltime), MBA (Healthcare), Bachelor of Hotel Magement (BHM), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Trauma, Emergencies & Disaster Magement (TEDM), Master of Social Work (MSW), MSc. Nursing, MSc. Biotechnology, MSc. Biochemistry will be conferred with the degree.

Mr. Pobitra Borah, Department of Pharmacy and Mr. Ugyen Wangdi, Department Trauma, Emergencies and Disaster Magement will receive the Assam down town University Gold Medal 2015 in recognition of their outstanding performance throughout the duration of their course.

Chancellor of Assam down town University Dr. N.N. Dutta delivered the welcome speech. Dutta in his speech cited about the inception of the University and told that the University is a new one and has completed only five years. The University is growing and he hopes that with the help of the faculties and other well wishers, the University will reach new heights and will uplift the education system in this part of the country. He encourages all the graduating students for their bright career and also encourages the the students who has come from the far flung areas and also from the neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Africa.

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