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Assam Governor Professor Jagadish Mukhi to Grace the 8th Convocation of Assam Don Bosco University

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Guwahati, Sept. 5

The 8th Convocation of Assam Don Bosco University is scheduled to be held on 7th September, 2019 at the Tapesia campus of the University. 

Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, the Honourable Governor of Assam, will preside over the function as the Visitor to the University and deliver the Presidential Address. The Chancellor, Fr. Januarius Sangma, and the Vice Chancellor, Fr. (Dr) Stephen Mavely, will also grace the solemn function. A host of dignitaries from Civil, Church and Academic institutions of the region will also be gracing the occasion.

The program will be webcast live on www.dbuniversity.ac.in and https://sites.google.com/dbuniversity.ac.in/convocation

816 students from across the globe will graduate at the 8th Convocation - B Tech (212), BCA (28), M. Tech (21), MBA (37), MCA (43), MSW (67), MSc. Psychology (21), MA Education (12), MSc Physics (14), MSc Chemistry (32), MSc Biotechnology (15), MSc Biochemistry (2), MSc Microbiology (21), MSc Zoology (42) BCom (33), and BA Philosophy (13). 191 graduates of the Centre for Open and Distance Learning will receive their respective degrees. Doctoral degrees will be conferred on 12 scholars.

Gold Medals under various categories will be awarded to 20 outstanding graduates with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average in each program. The Chancellor’s and the Vice Chancellor’s medals, for overall outstanding performance and notable contribution to campus life, will be awarded to two graduating students at the Convocation.

This year the annual celebratory ceremony of the University Community to recognize excellence and educational achievement will be celebrated around the theme for the current academic year, “Mindfulness works”.

Established in 2008, Assam Don Bosco University is the first University in India of the worldwide Don Bosco Society, present across 132 countries serving 15 million young students. In October 2018, the University was awarded ‘University of the Year’ (among universities in India in existence for 1-10 years) by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry at the 14 FICCI Higher Education Summit held in New Delhi.

The University has been selected as one of 15 universities from around the world chosen for a documentary serial on higher education impacting lives of people by BBC DreamWorks and International Association of Universities (IAU).

The University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Commonwealth Association of Universities (ACU), International Association of Universities (IAU), and the Association of Don Bosco Institutions of Higher Education (IUS). It has collaborations and MoUs with scores of esteemed National and International universities/organizations. Currently the University offers 17 post-graduate, 16 graduate, and 23 doctoral programmes under five schools which include Technology, Fundamental and  , Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management and Commerce.

The University has a singular focus on the creation and maintenance of an ambiance where

Academic Excellence, Research, Innovation and Social commitment blend into a seamless

way of life that stamps the profile of every Assam Don Bosco University Graduate.

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BAI announces 23-member squad for BWF World Junior Championship

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New Delhi, September 4:

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has announced the 23-member Indian squad that is set to participate at the BWF World Junior Championship 2019 to be held in Kazan, Russia from 30th September to 13th October 2019.
The boys’ singles challenge will be led by Tamil Nadu’s Sathish Kumar who has amassed an impressive total of 925 points from the All India Junior Ranking tournaments held in Panchkula and Bangalore in the month of August.
“While selecting the squad, BAI has looked into the performances of the young shuttlers at the two All India Junior Ranking tournaments held in Panchkula and Bangalore last month and considered the cumulative ranking points each of them earned,” said Ajay K Singhania, General Secretary, BAI.
The girls’ team will be spearheaded by Gujarat’s Tasnim Mir who secured a total of 813 points from the two ranking tournaments.
Besides Sathish, Nagpur’s Rohan Gurbani, Manipur’s Maisnam Meiraba and Pranav Rao Gandham of Telengana will be representing India in boys’ singles.
In girls’ singles category, Tasnim will be joined by Uttarakhand’s Aditi Bhatt and Unnati Bisht, and Karnataka’s Trisha Hegde.
While considering the player’s selection, each of the leg winners got 500 while the runner-up bagged 425. The rest of the points bifurcation are: semi-finals (388), quarter-finals (275) and pre-quarter-finals (192).
For the girls’ doubles, Aditi Bhatt and Goa’s Tanisha Crasto will be leading the Indian charge after securing back-to-back wins in the two ranking tournaments that gave them a whopping total of 1000 points. In the boys’ doubles category, Manjit Singh Khwairakpam and Dingku Singh Konthoujam from Manipur will be the biggest hopes from the Indian contingent after topping the table with 852 points from two tournaments.
Tanisha Crasto will also lead the charge in mixed doubles with Chattisgarh partner Ishaan Bhatnagar after the pair’s brilliant run in the two ranking tournaments. The pair topped the ranking table after winning both the ranking tournaments and locking 1000 points with the wins.
At the previous edition, Lakshya Sen brought India’s fifth boys’ singles bronze medal from this prestigious tournament and the squad will hope to add to India’s medal count.
The coaching team will be headed by Junior National coach Sanjay Mishra and the team will be undergoing a training camp, starting September 13 in Bangalore that will continue till September 27.

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