15th Convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University

Make RGU centre of research for progress and inventions: Governor

01Rono Hills, Nov 30: The 15th Convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University was held on November 30.
Out of 6151 undergraduates and post graduates, 1003 candidates were conferred their degrees in person.
Lakshipriya Gogoi of the department of Electronics & Communication, post graduate course topper for 2016-17 and Hemant Gamre of Bachelor in Physical Education, the undergraduate topper, were given the Chancellor’s Gold Medals.
In all, 39 candidates got their Ph.D degrees, while 20 got their M. Phil degrees and 23 toppers of Under Graduate courses for the year 2016-17 were given gold medals.
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Dr B D Mishra, who attended the convocation said that RGU must be a centre for research for progress of the people and centre for inventions for development of nation. He also emphasised on creating conducive academic atmosphere in the university campus and suggested that Vice Chancellor and deans must conduct two classes every week to share their wisdom, knowledge and experience with their students.
The Governor, who is also the Chief Rector of the University, was very pleased to note that the girl students were very well up in the merit. He added that destiny of the country is being shaped in the classrooms. Reminding the graduating students that the society has contributed to their academic excellence, the Governor said that now it is their turn to pay back to the society.
In his convocation address, former Director of AIIMS, Professor Dr Ramesh C Deka, called upon the university to prepare the students to meet the requirement of inspirational leadership. He pointed that the University, besides academics has a big role to play in developing new researches. He also emphasized on preservation and sustaining the cultural heritage.
Speaking on the occasion, RGU Chancellor and Air Marshall (Retd) Pranab Kumar Barbora advised the students to do their best so that India reaches its rightful place in the world. He also asked the graduating students to contribute towards their respective states.
RGU Vice Chancellor Professor Tamo Mibang briefing on the university informed that there are 24 departments with post graduate courses in eight disciplines. He also informed that the university has adopted five villages and conducted 75 outreach programmes benefiting more than 10,000 persons.