Guv lauds performance of Gour Banga Varsity in IInd convocation
Governor of the state Keshari Nath Tripathi conferred upon honourary D. Litt and D.Sc upon four renowned personalities during the second convocation of the University of Gour Banga (UGB) today. Tripathi, who is also the chancellor of the varsity, appreciated the development of UGB in his speech. Prof Y Sudarshan Rao, chairman of Indian council of historical research graced the convocation as the chief guest.
Famous singer and musician Dwijen Mukherjee, renowned Sanskrit teacher Prof Pranab Ray were conferred upon the honourary D. Litt by the Governor. Distinguished mathematician and a monk of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission Mahan Maharaj and acclaimed physicist and teacher Prof Amitava Raychaudhuri received honourary D. Sc from Tripathi.
Appreciating the performance of the varsity, the Governor, in his speech said, “Between the first and the second convocation the UGB has scaled new heights of excellence. It has successfully organized 76th session of Indian History Congress, a number of national and international seminars, workshops and conferences.”
“The receipt of funding from Rashtriya Uchchatara Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has greatly benefitted the institution by enabling the authorities to plan and execute all round development of the institution. The opening of three new postgraduate departments of Law, Library and Information Science and Physiology has given a new vibrancy to the university. Similarly the permission from the state government for the opening of two more departments - Mass Communication and Journalism and Food and Nutrion Sciences will help the UGB in catering to the academic needs of the catchment area,” the Governor said.
Stating that he is aware of some constraints and obstacles in a relatively new institution of higher education like UGB, Tripathi said, “I can easily empathize with all the stakeholders who face problems and overcome them.” Chancellor also referred to a Chinese proverb that says, it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
The Governor also praised timely and transparent examination results and the choice based credit system for UG, PG, M. Phil and Ph. D programmes.
Chief guest Prof. Rao emphasized the value based education system in his speech.
Prof Gopalchandra Mishra, the vice chancellor of UGB said, “We are obliged to the Chancellor that he is happy with the functioning of the varsity. We would strive hard to sustain our journey towards academic excellence.”
Sanatan Das, the chairman of the convocation committee of UGB and acting controller of examinations six research scholars were offered Ph. D today. “We also offered certificates to the students who ranked in different under graduate and postgraduate courses run by the UGB,” Das said.