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Nagaland Governor exhorts graduating students not to forget their roots

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By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2024 5:04 pm
La Ganesan with NU officials, dignitaries and graduating students during the 6th convocation ceremony of Nagaland University at the university’s headquarter Lumami, on Friday.
La Ganesan with NU officials, dignitaries and graduating students during the 6th convocation ceremony of Nagaland University at the university’s headquarter Lumami, on Friday.

DIMAPUR — Nagaland Governor La Ganesan on Friday exhorted students not to forget their roots even if they encounter new cultures, ideas and greater opportunities outside the country.

“Success should not be narrowly defined and community values should not be lost in the pursuit of individualistic success,” the governor said.

Ganesan was addressing the 6th convocation ceremony of Nagaland University (NU) held at the university’s headquarter Lumami in Zunheboto district, stated an update from PRO, NU.

Congratulating the graduating students, the governor, who is also the chief rector of NU, reminded that “learning never stops as life continues to teach us lessons every day.”

He also highlighted on National Education Policy (NEP) and said that under the new education policy students will be provided with more freedom to study their favourite subjects, and that they will not only study about technology but study through technology.

He went on to encourage the youths to be contributors of the country’s goal of being sustainable, fair and thriving as it celebrates 100 years of independence in 2047.

Further, Ganesan expressed faith that Nagaland University will enable its students to take over the domains of manufacturing, infrastructure, education and sanitation as envisaged by the national leaders.

Delivering the welcome address, Vice Chancellor of Nagaland University, Prof. Jagadish Kumar Patnaik, thanked the governor for his concern for the growth of the university ever since he assumed office.

The vice chancellor also made special mention of the presence of Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla, Vice Chancellor of NEHU and Prof. Lalnundunga, Registrar of Mizoram University for gracing the occasion.

He apprised that in the 6th convocation, 15,350 graduates, post graduates and doctorate candidates were awarded degrees. Of the total, 54 candidates received PhD degree, 94 Masters’ degree, six Bachelors’ degree and the rest got their degrees in absentia.

He also mentioned that there were also 105 distinguished gold medal recipients in different subjects of which 86 received their medals in person.

The vice chancellor also mentioned the various achievements of the university like the successful registration in the National Academic Depository as well as Academic Bank of Credit including the Credit Transfer Policy in tune with NEP-2020.

Shukla informed that with effect from the next academic session, the post-graduate admissions will have reservation of 30% of seats for candidates through CUET.

Highlighting that the intellectual property ecosystem has also seen a radical change due to the policy of incentivisation, he said that this year academic year, teachers have been able to publish 25 patents with seven being submitted for approval.

He further informed that the NAAC peer team visits are scheduled from April 1 to the 3rd.

Registrar of Nagaland University, Dr. Abemo, delivered the vote of thanks.

Among other dignitaries, Prof. KP Yadav and Prof. Madho Govind, nominated by President of India, also attended the convocation.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2024 5:04:55 pm
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