ITANAGAR, Nov 30: State Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra Wednesday stressed on the need for a concerted effort from students and faculty to give Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), a pan India character.
Addressing the 20th convocation of the central varsity at Doimukh, near here, the governor while emphasizing for ensuring academic excellence, said that the pan India character will facilitate the university in having accomplished teachers, Knowledge Park, personality growth of students and examples of good leadership.
Mishra underscored that peace, order and discipline in the educational campus are more important. All issues can be resolved by dialogue and lawlessness, breakage and damage of properties and agitations should not be resorted to on the premise he said.
“As a central university, RGU must have proper academic calendar and its must be implemented in letter and spirit. Cent per cent percent classes must be run by teachers and attended by students,” he said.
The governor advised the degree recipients to abide by the Constitution of India and perform their fundamental duties as enshrined in Part IV –A, Article-51 A, Sub-Articles (a) to (k).
He said that fundamental duties are the most important part of the Constitution.
He advised the passing out students to show themselves worthy of the degree conferred on them in their life and added that acquiring of education is a continuous process and it should never cease.
Mishra asked the students to work hard and realize their social responsibility and advised them to work for the welfare of the people in whatever way and whenever required.
He stressed that the passing out students must not run after government job but start off some ‘start ups’ and become job providers.
“Pay back to society,” he said adding that no work is small or below dignity as long as it does not break the social or legal norms.
Mishra congratulated the awardees, degree recipients and distinction holders and lauded the vice chancellor for his pragmatic work.
He called upon the members of the faculty to realize their responsibility, which is teaching, to have command on the subject, prepare the lesson plan, be punctual and disciplined and help the students in their personality growth.
Prof Girish Chandra Tripathi, from economics department of Allahabad University, delivered the convocation address.
RGU VC Prof Saket Kushwaha briefed about the achievements and new initiatives of the varsity.
A total of 6,352 students graduated in the academic session 2021-22 and were conferred with degrees during the convocation which include, 62 PhDs, 56 MPhil, 947 post-graduation and 5,405 undergraduate degrees.
Earlier, the governor laid wreath at the ‘Wall of Heroes’ installed at the amphitheatre of the university.
The Wall of Heroes, an initiative of the Vidya-Veerata Abhiyan under the aegis of the Human Resource Development ministry, pays homage to war heroes conferred with the Param Vir Chakra.