Scholars and experts at a recent function in Guwahati outlined the role of conscientious students for a better future of the country.
Addressing the fourth convocation ceremony in the Guwahati campus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences on Wednesday the speakers said the conscientious students can give the north eastern region a good image which would have a far reaching impact on the entire nation.
The convocation ceremony began after Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma opened the new buildings of the campus in presence of the Chairman of the governing board of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, S. Ramadorai along with director Prof. S. Parasuraman, registrar, Dr. C.P. Mohan Kumar, deputy director Prof. D.K. Srivastava and the guests of honour Ranjit Barthakur, Chairman Amalgamated Plantations, Utpal Bora, Chief Managing Director, Oil India Limited and Lt. Gen.(Retd.) S.M. Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Hans Foundation.
Altogether 290 students formally received the degrees. One of them received PhD, 11 others MPhil, 15 MASW in Counseling, 25 MASW in Community Organisation and Development Practice; 24 MASW in Livelihoods and Social Enterpreneurship and 18 MASW in Public Health.
Apart from them, 22 students received master degree in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development aling with 20 others in Labour Studies and Social Protection.
Altogether 13 students got master degree in Peace and Conflict Studies while 12 others were awarded their degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Forty one students were awarded their BA degree in the Social Sciences in addition to post graduate diploma in Livelihoods for 19 others.
The function felicitated a few students for their outstanding achievements work in the course of their studies at the Institute. The education minister gave away the awards before his convocation address heaping huge praise on the institute for its commitment to the country and it's people. The guests of honour also spoke on thr occasion.