Panaji, April 26, 2017 … President of India Shri. Pranab Mukherjee was conferred an honorary D.Litt by the Goa University at its 29th Annual Convocation ceremony held today at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim. President Shri. Mukherjee was the Chief Guest for the Convocation ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion the President expressed need for quality education in educational institutions so as to prepare graduates for competitive programs in the world. Adoption of global best practices and academic management skills will lead us towards educational excellence. Universities Should be breeding grounds of ideas, he further said.
Shri. Mukherjee congratulated Goa University for its unique initiatives to provide various platforms for interactions between different fields of education.
Goa University today conferred Ph.D to 56 candidates of different faculty. 77 awards of Prizes, Scholarship and medals to the students in their respective faculty. Besides this, students from various faculty received certificates of Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at the convocation ceremony.
Chancellor of Goa University and Governor of Goa Dr. (Smt) Mridula Sinha in her speech focused upon the power of youth . She said that positive contribution from the youth community can develop the society through human values.
One cannot be all rounder every time but Universities have to take efforts to make their students strong and able physically, mentally and intellectually, the Governor further said.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Varun Sahni in his address informed that Goa University is taking the steps to amalgamate certain Departments to create new schools of studies which are envisaged in the Act of University. He announced that the Executive Council has approved the creation of a School of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences out of the currently existing departments of Earth and Marine Science.
Chief Minister Shri. Manohar Parrikar was the special guest for the convocation ceremony.