GUWAHATI: Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy attended the fifth convocation of the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya ( USTM ) held at 9th Mile in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya on Monday.
Congratulating the students, Roy said, "The world is seeing a lot of changes. But certain things will always remain unchanged. That is human relationships. What differentiates USTM from any private or central university is the human touch."
Altogether 1,414 graduates were awarded degrees, out of which 19 scholars were awarded PhD degrees, 1,053 students were awarded postgraduate degrees and 340 students were awarded undergraduate degrees. Honorary DSc was awarded to professor Nirmal Kr Chaudhury, former VC of Gauhati University , for his outstanding contribution in the field academic administration and promotion of science, technology and innovation. Honorary DLitt was awarded to Bishop George Mamalassery, Bishop Emeritus of Tura, Meghalaya for his outstanding contribution in the field of education, health, spirituality and brotherhood.
Earlier, in his welcome address, USTM chancellor Mahbubul Hoque said, "We aspire to become a world class university and appeal to all the stakeholders to join us in our endeavor to transform this university into a world class institution."