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Degrees should make one socially relevant — NU Vice-chancellor

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Apr 26, 2022 6:31 pm
Prof Pardeshi Lal
Prof Pardeshi Lal / EM Images

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Kohima, April 27 (EMN):
Vice – Chancellor of Nagaland University (NU), Lumami Prof. Pardeshi Lal on Tuesday told students that a degree should let one stand amongst the crowd and have social relevance.

He was addressing the 35th Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) convocation programme held at State Academy Hall in Kohima as guest of honour.

The professor stated that there are 7.5 billion people globally with problems concerning population explosion, environmental challenges, climate change and others and therefore called for concerted efforts from each individual to act on these issues.

Towards this, he urged the students to retrospect on how best they can help an individual and people in the society.

He challenged the graduate to develop critical thinking, to be bold and forward looking. He added that the education one receives should not make one follow but stand amongst the crowd.

Lal said that as a grown up citizen and an educated person, one’s concern should be to try to leverage the society that one lives in to address the challenges.

Prof Pardeshi Lal presenting degree certificate to a graduating student. (EM Images)

Earlier, Regional Director of IGNOU Kohima, Dr. Timir Tripathi delivered the welcome address and presented a report.  He said the 35th convocation is being held at IGNOU’s headquarters in New Delhi and simultaneously at 32 regional centres through teleconferencing mode, including Kohima RC.

He said a total of 770 students, comprising 569 Master’s degrees, 131 Bachelor’s degrees and 70 diploma certificates, graduated from IGNOU, Regional Centre (RC) Kohima. He informed that out of the total of 770 students graduates, around 130 candidates were present to receive their certificates.

Further, he also informed that 281 programmes are offered under IGNOU at various levels from certificates to doctoral degrees in 21 schools of studies and delivered through 56 regional centres, 11 recognised regional centres for Indian Army, Navy and Assam Rifles across the country, apart from 19 Overseas Study Centres (OSCs) and three partner Institutions in 14 countries and around 2140 Learner Support Centres.

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Apr 26, 2022 6:31:13 pm
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