Kathmandu: A total of 10,183 Tribhuvan University graduates participated in the 45th Convocation Ceremony on Thursday amidst a grand function on the premises of the Institute of Pulchowk Engineering Campus.
Students are required to meet certain criteria to be eligible for taking part in the Convocation. Those TU graduates acquiring the transcripts from June 15, 2018, and June 14, 2019, were eligible for attending the Convocation.
As many as 3,703 graduates from management faculty, 2,091 from humanities, 1,186 from engineering, 1,098 from science faculty and 864 graduates from medical faculty participated in the ceremony. Similarly, 180 graduates of law, 33 graduates of forestry, 132 graduates of agriculture and 771 graduates of veterinary also participated in the program.
Minister for Education, Science, and Technology, Mr. Giriraj Mani Pokharel handed 31 awards to students who secured the highest marks. He said that the government was fully committed to recognizing education as one of the important infrastructure of the country. He added-“The dream of ‘Prosperous Nepal: Happy Nepali’ can be realized by ensuring quality education in the country.”
Vice-chancellor of TU, Mr. Dharmakanta Banskota said that he had plans to enhance TU by improving its physical infrastructure, in a bid to establish it as a technology-friendly university.
According to Convocation Main Celebration Committee member-secretary Mr. Pashupati Adhikari, last year, 9,504 students had participated in the Convocation. Before the availability of an online form, this number would be in a range of around 7,000.
The TU charges Rs 2,200 per student for participating in the Convocation for Bachelor’s degree, Rs 2,700 for Master’s degree and M.Phil and Rs 3,200 for the Ph.D. degree.