Guwahati: A total of 766 students from across India and 20 other countries studying in Assam Don Bosco University will be offered their degrees during its 7th convocation on its Tepesia campus here on Saturday.
Union minister of state for electronics and information technology S.S. Ahluwalia, Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi and chief minister Sarban-anda Sonowal, among others will attend the convocation.
The university had students from Afghanistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the university said in a statement on Thursday.
Those to be offered their degrees include 117 BTech, 27 BCA, 31 MTech, 56 MSW, 18 MCA, 35 MBA, 20 psychology, seven mass communication, nine education, 19 physics, two from bio-chemistry, five biotechnology, and 19 from microbiology departments.
“Ap-art from this, 328 graduates of the distance education wing of the university will also be offered their certificates. Doctoral degrees will be conferred on 13 scholars,” the statement said. “Gold medals under various categories will be awarded to 17 outstanding graduates with the highest cumulative grade point average in each programme,” it said.