Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad (UoH) awarded degrees to about 4,800 students who graduated from various programmes in 2020, 2021 and 2022, in a convocation ceremony held on Saturday.
The ceremony was attended by Union education minister Dharmendra and Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan. The university gave 484 medals for standout performances and conferred 573 PhDs. The ceremony was conducted after a period of three years due to the pandemic. Chancellor Justice L Narasimha Reddy administered the oath to the recipients.
Union minister Pradhan, the chief guest, congratulated the university for emerging as a centre of excellence. “I am confident that when India will be celebrating 100 years of independence, UoH will be one of the major epicenters of our knowledge-based society. I also expect our students to give back to society to make their education more meaningful and purposeful”, he added.
The minister said innovation and entrepreneurship would help India become an economic superpower and a knowledge-based economy. “Hyderabad is known as the city of decorative pearls, and the University of Hyderabad is the intellectual pearl,” he remarked.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Soundararajan encouraged students to make research a part of their lives and to focus on their inner strengths as espoused by Swami Vivekananda.
UoH Vice-Chancellor Prof. B.J. Rao spoke about the forthcoming initiatives, courses, projects and funding to strengthen the teaching environment and infrastructure. Several MoUs have been signed with various institutions globally to increase internationalization efforts, he said.
“The university has uploaded a total of 36,270 records of the degrees awarded from 1977 to 2022 to the digilocker system, which by itself is a record,” he added....