Meghalaya Governor lauded the effort of
The Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya Shri V. Shanmuganathan while
his recent visit to University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) on the
occasion of 1st Convocation, appreciated the effort of Shri M Hoque in building
such a university of excellence in this part of the country. Shri Shanmuganathan
has praised Shri M Hoque saying that it is only his dedication, hard work and
sincerity which paved the way of USTM and ERDF. The Governor remarked that USTM
is the best university among all the universities in the State of Meghalaya.
Hon’ble Governor further said that the University which started with six
students in the year 2011 has registered phenomenal growth and has over 2500 on
its rolls today. He expressed his confidence that USTM under the able guidance
of the Chancellor Shri M Hoque will achieve a global status in the very near
future. Shri Shanmuganathan also praised the management of USTM for the smooth
running of the varsity.
The Hon’ble Governor Meghalaya Shri V. Shanmuganathan was visiting USTM during
the 1st Convocation of the varsity on April 22, 2016, where he delivered the
convocation address. The convocation was held to confer Graduation,
Post-Graduation and PhD degrees to students who passed out in the years, 2013,
2014, 2015. The Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya and Visitor of the University Shri
V. Shanmuganathan conferred the degrees where a total of 534 passed out students
received their Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree while lone scholar Shri Siddique
Ali Ahmed was awarded PhD Degree in School of Biological Science. He earned the
distinction of being the first PhD awardee of the University. Honorary Doctorate
Degrees were awarded to Shri J.M. Lyngdoh, former Chief Election Commissioner of
India and Maulana Tayebur Rahman Barbhuiya, Ameer-e-Shariat, North East in
recognition of their outstanding achievement and contribution for greater good
of the Society. In the Convocation eighty students were decorated with Gold
Medals in recognition of their brilliant performance.
The convocation was attended by luminaries from different walks of life from all
over India. Some of them are: Prof. Mohammed Istiyaque, VC of Magadh University,
Prof. Sanjay Deshmukh, VC, Mumbai University; Prof SK. Srivastava, VC, NEHU;
Prof.G.D Sharma,VC Bilaspur University; Dr. M. A. Lyngdoh, Minister of Science
and Technology Meghalaya, Shri Donkupar Roy, the former Chief Minister of
Meghalaya, Dr.D.T. Khating, Founding VC, Central University of Jharkhand; Dr.
Alexander P. Hansen, Director, German Research Foundation.