Assam down town University observes 8th convocation

Assam down town University observes 8th convocation
Students receiving an award during the convocation.
GUWAHATI, SEP 15 | Publish Date: 9/15/2021 11:47:49 AM IST

Assam down town University successfully hosted the 8th convocation ceremony on Wednesday on the virtual platform. Despite the prevailing situation not favourable for conducting an event on a grand scale, a total of 944 students and research scholars have been awarded degrees, out of which 724 are Graduates, 213 Post Graduates, and 7 PhD achievers this year. 

AdtU conferred honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) to Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, former Chief Minister of Assam and notable Social Activist and to Sri Padma Hazarika, an eminent Social activist and entrepreneur of Assam.

The programme started with the felicitation of the governor of Assam,  Jagdish Mukhi as the Chief Guest of the Ceremony by the Registrar of the University, Ashim Barman.  The Governor of Assam, Jagdish Mukhi declared the convocation open followed by a welcome address by the Chancellor of Assam down town University, Dr. N. N. Dutta. Thereafter, the Vice Chancellor (Dr.) N.C. Talukdar also presented his address.

Dean of Studies, Prof. Bandana Dutta, presented the PhD Degrees to the seven research scholars. The Deans of the various Faculty of Study presented the names of the candidates under their respective undergraduate and postgraduate programmes who have qualified for the conferment of Bachelors and Masters Degrees. The Governor awarded the students their respective degrees. 

The students who had qualified for the award of the Doctorate of Philosophy, Masters’ Degree and Bachelors’ degree in different Faculties of Studies and disciplines but were unable to attend the Convocation were presented by the Controller of Examination, Dr. Joydeep Goswami and their degrees were awarded in absentia by the Governor.

Jyotismita Sarma (BSc. Microbiology) and Jutima Baruah (Msc. Microbiology) bagged the gold medal for the Best Graduate and the Best Post Graduate of the session  2021 respectively. A befitting award of appreciation for the Best Placement Achiever of the year was presented to Debapriya Paul (MBA).

Subsequently, the Oath of Dedication was administered to the Degree recipients by Jutima  Baruah and the Vice-Chancellor invited each of the three Awardees to speak a few words. 

Recipients of the honorary degrees, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Padma Hazarika were invited to deliver their speeches. After the awards, the Chancellor invited the chief guest,  the governor of Assam and the Visitor of the university to deliver  his address followed by the tradition of signing the Convocation Book. 

The Chancellor and Vice Chancellor also put their signatures on the Book. After the signatures, the governor of Assam was requested to declare the convocation closed with the national anthem


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