Governor of Assam urges students to use their knowledge to address societal issues

At the Tezpur University convocation, Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi exhorted the graduates to use the information, abilities, and experiences they had obtained there to address societal issues.

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Tezpur: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi advised students on Friday to use the information, expertise, and experiences they have received at Tezpur University to address both personal and societal issues. At the 20th convocation of Tezpur University, the Governor stated that universities play a significant role in nation-building by generating students who can carry this responsibility.

The Governor stated in his statement, which was delivered in absentia by Acting Vice Chancellor Dhruba Kumar Bhattacharya, that the university must fulfil its responsibility to advance knowledge, develop skills, and promote research in order to enable overall national progress.

The keynote speaker during the convocation, Professor Sankar Kumar Pal, President of the Indian Statistical Institute, highlighted the frontiers of data science research. We are in the midst of the so-called “Information Revolution,” and Pal, who is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and the National Science Chair, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), said that we live in a world of knowledge where a significant amount of data is constantly being generated all around us.

In the perspective of national development, he continued, data science and machine intelligence is a cutting-edge research field with great value.

Professor Shekhar C. Mande of the Bioinformatics Centre Savitribai Phule Pune University spoke as the Guest of Honor and noted that there are several demands on society, and that universities must consistently develop pertinent programmes and courses to address those expectations. Mr. Mande continued, “I am pleased to see that Tezpur University has been very proactive and responsive to these requests as it has been able to come out with various such programmes and courses.

A total of 1,362 students received degrees and diplomas, including 70 PhDs, 873 postgraduates, 386 undergraduates, 11 PG Diplomas, and 22 students who completed their studies online or through distance learning.

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