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.