Kathmandu University Initiates 1,838 Students in 29th Convocation Ceremony

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Kathmandu, Nepal1,838 students of Kathmandu University were initiated yesterday at the 29th convocation ceremony. The ceremony was held at Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchok, and presided over by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, who is also the chancellor of the university.

During his speech, Prime Minister Dahal stressed the importance of the university increasing its research efforts on climate change. He encouraged faculty and researchers to prioritize research activities and to disseminate their findings in both national and international publications, to support local communities in adapting to climate change. Additionally, he praised the university for its role in establishing the Nepal Technology Innovation Center, recognizing its impact on scientific research and human advancement.

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Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal(prachanda)

During the convocation ceremony, several students were honored with gold medals for their exceptional academic achievements. Sanam Dhakal from Birat Medical College was presented with the Charan’s Vice Chancellor Gold Medal for achieving the highest marks at the graduation level. Additionally, Vinayak Ghimire from the School of Management received the Juddha Bahadur Shrestha Gold Medal, while Saugat Bastola, also from the same school, was awarded the Premraj Pant Gold Medal. These recognitions were among the notable awards presented during the event.

Dr. Gaurishankarlal Das, Shatabdi Purush’s senior physician, was also present at the ceremony and delivered a speech addressing the initiated students. He urged them to become leaders of social and cultural change and work towards eradicating corruption from society. He also emphasized the importance of serving the country and providing affordable and accessible healthcare to all citizens.

Prada Bhola Thapa, Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University, highlighted the university’s commitment to sustainability and climate change. He mentioned various educational programs in environmental science and engineering offered by the university. He also expressed concerns about the declining student enrollment rate in Nepali universities due to student migration abroad and outlined the university’s initiatives to address this issue. These initiatives include a program to guarantee employment for top graduates and plans to expand some programs to Australia and Hong Kong.

Vice-Chancellor Thapa concluded by announcing the university’s ambitious plan to establish a super specialty hospital soon. He also mentioned the recent launch of the Mental Health Research Center and the upcoming opening of the Diabetes Research Center and Hospital. Source: Edupatra

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