The Assam Kaziranga University, one of the leading universities in North East India, celebrated its 8th convocation ceremony on the 12th of May 2023. The ceremony honored the graduating batch of 2022, which consisted of a total of 787 students, including PhD recipients. Held on the university campus at Koraikhowa, Jorhat, the convocation marked a significant milestone in the academic journey of the institution.
Prominent Dignitaries including Shri Temjen Imna Along Grace Assam Kaziranga University’s Grand Convocation Ceremony
The convocation ceremony was presided over by Shri Basant Khetan, the Pro-Chancellor of the university. Shri Temjen Imna Along, the Honourable Minister of Higher and Technical Education & Tourism, Government of Nagaland, graced the event as the chief guest. In his address, the minister congratulated the graduating students and encouraged them to embody humility, innovation, and generosity. He emphasized the transformative role of education in society and commended the university’s infrastructure and contributions to higher education in the region. The minister also pledged ongoing assistance and guidance to the university in its pursuit of providing quality higher education.
Dr. P K Mishra, the Vice Chancellor of the university, extended his congratulations to the graduating students. In his speech, Dr. Mishra underscored the university’s role in promoting quality higher education in the region. He highlighted the importance of academic rigor and the need to strengthen skill development and research to drive development in the North-eastern region. Dr. Mishra emphasized empowering the youth with state-of-the-art facilities to become valuable contributors to the growth and development of the region and the nation. He reiterated the university’s commitment to shaping the future of the region through quality and value-based higher education.
Honorary Doctorates Conferred for Outstanding Contributions
As part of the convocation ceremony, the university conferred honorary doctorates upon two distinguished individuals. The first honorary doctorate was presented to Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, former Director General-CSIR and former President of the National Science Academy, in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of science and innovation. Dr. Mashelkar, a renowned scientist, technologist, and innovator, delivered an inspiring speech highlighting the importance of knowledge and its potential to create a better nation. He encouraged the students to work diligently and emphasized the transformative power of education in shaping the destiny of the country.
The second honorary doctorate was bestowed upon Dr. Rajendra Singh, widely known as the Water Man of India, for his remarkable contributions to water conservation and environmental sustainability. Dr. Singh’s address centered on the need to utilize knowledge for the protection and preservation of nature. He applauded the graduating students and emphasized the importance of creating a sustainable society through environmentally friendly practices.
The convocation ceremony was also graced by other distinguished personalities, including Ms. Rainy Khetan, Director of Kaziranga University, and Dr. A. Nshonga, Director of Higher Education, Nagaland.
The Assam Kaziranga University takes great pride in conferring degrees upon its students, and the 8th Convocation Ceremony was a testament to this. The university believes that a strong nation relies on the capable shoulders of skilled and educated young individuals. Throughout its existence, the university has endeavored to provide an industry-aligned curriculum to the students of North East India, fostering the development of skilled professionals with strong values and character. As the university bids farewell to its graduates, it wishes them success and encourages them to excel in all their future endeavors.
Kaziranga University (KU), officially established as The Assam Kaziranga University, is a private university situated in Koraikhowa, on the outskirts of the city of Jorhat in Assam, India. As a prominent institution of higher learning, Kaziranga University has been dedicated to providing quality education and fostering holistic development among its students. The university’s picturesque campus and state-of-the-art facilities create an ideal environment for academic pursuits. With its commitment to excellence, Kaziranga University continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape of North East India and preparing students for successful careers in various fields.