Friday, October 9, 2015

1,058 students graduate at SMU convocation

Sikkim Manipal University [SMU] convened its 15th Convocation here at the SMU auditorium hall on 09 October. During the function, Vice Chancellor, SMU, [Retd] Brig. Somnath Mishra, awarded degrees of MBBS, MD, MS, BSc and Post BSc Nursing, BPT, MPT, Medical MSc, MHA and BSc MLT to graduates whereas Dean SMIMS Air Marshal Dr. G.S Joneja, administered the Hippocratic Oath to MBBS graduates.
Similarly, Director, SMIMS, Col Dr. S.T Veetil, also awarded degrees of BTech, MTech, BCA, MCA, BBA, MBA, MSc, BA, MA, B Com and M Com.
A total of 1,058 students were awarded degrees along with certificates, and medals.
Founder cum Chairman for Mind Tree, a Global Technology Services Company, Subroto Bagchi, who was present as the chief guest addressed the gathering.
Governor cum Chancellor SMU, Shriniwas Patil, appreciated the progress made by SMU in a short span of time.
“Education has to aim at not only imparting relevant skills, but also inculcating a sense of responsibility, dedication, and patriotism”, said the Governor.
During the function, Governor Patil along with other dignitaries released the annual report of SMU.
The function was also attended by the Chief Secretary, A.K Shrivastava, Minister for HRDD, R.B Subba, DGP, Avinash Mohananey, Principal Secretary HRDD, GP Upadhyaya, Senior Government Officials, Members of the Governing Council and the Senate, faculty Members, parents, and degree students, respectively. 

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