Arunachal governor Dr B D Mishra on Monday called upon the students of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) in particular and the state in general to make sacrifices for the society and the nation.
Mishra who was addressing the 7th Convocation of NERIST at the institute campus in Nirjuli near here said society has enabled the students to be qualified competent academic degree holder individuals and it is time that they pay back to the society.
Reminding the passing out students of their fundamental duties as enshrined in the Indian Constitution, the governor advised them to ensure honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability in every action they take.
The governor further called upon members of the faculty to be involved in the teaching-learning process and not be confined to classroom schedules only. He asked them to be coach, friend, philosopher and guide for their students.
Mishra underscored that teachers must take pride in imparting prepared lessons to students.
“Self motivated students and guiding motivation of the teachers are the basic components of any vibrant academic institute,” he said.
The governor advised the students to set their goals, work hard and take active part in games, sports and extra curriculum actives. He said that to be successful student, they have to use every second for acquiring knowledge. He suggested them to change the trend of ‘study for job’ and be entrepreneurs.
“You must think out of box and provide jobs to others,” Mishra said.
The governor, who is also the president of NERIST Society emphasized on the vibrancy of the NERIST campus.
All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi chairman Professor Anil D Sahasrabudhe, delivered the convocation address.
NERIST board of management chairman, Professor Umesh Chandra Ray and director, Professor H S Yadav also spoke on the occasion.
In all 18 toppers in base, degree and post graduate module received gold medals on the occasion. A total of 12 out of 19 candidates received Ph D degrees while 54 out of 122 candidates received post graduate degrees.