Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik addressed the Convocation of the National Institute of Technology Srinagar held at the SKICC here today. Prof. Ved Prakash, former Chairman UGC, was the Guest of Honour.
Governor presented 47 Gold Medals to M.Tech, MSc and B.Tech toppers for the year 2016, 2017 and 2018. 49 Ph. D; 2 M.Phil, 291 M.Tech., 9 MSc., 1,575 B.Tech degrees were awarded during the Convocation.
Governor, in his Address, wished a very bright future to all alumni who received degrees and medals at the Convocation. He complimented the Director and all his colleagues, staff and the students for the good work which is being done in the NIT and observed that in spite of facing varied challenges, the Institute stood by its commitment of academic excellence.
Emphasising the crucial importance of education, Governor observed that progress of any society depends on the value it attaches to strengthening and safeguarding its institutions of knowledge. He remarked that societies which progressed, have in most difficult times too, shown resolute commitment towards safeguarding their educational institutions. Calling for unwavering attention to studies, Governor noted that it is the most valuable tool for capacity building, achieving distinction and contributing towards society.