Out of eligible 83,425 Tribhuvan University graduates, nearly 10 thousands graduate celebrated their convocation ceremony on Thursday amidst a grand function on the premises of the Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk in Lalitpur.
Addressing the 42nd convocation of TU, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said it was high time Tribhuvan University focused on developing competent human resource through quality education. Prime Minister is the Chancellor of TU
“The educated human resource should be skilled and technologically sound,” he said, adding that TU must lay emphasis on professional subjects.
On the occasion, Education Minister and TU Pro-Chancellor Dhaniram Paudel said TU, which produced over 80 per cent of the total graduates in the country, should be developed as a centre of excellence keeping in mind the changed context.
According to the TU, 83,425 students of Post Graduate Degree, Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree have completed graduation from the university. About 350,000 students enroll in the constituent and affiliated campuses under the TU every year.
“Because of the big number of students to mark the convocation ceremony, the university has faced a problem of celebrating convocation,” said Prof Dr Tirtha Raj Khaniya, vice chancellor of the TU. “We are thinking to break down the convocation ceremony in shifts as in foreign universities,” said VC Khaniya.
“If it is widely accepted, faculty-wise convocation will be separately held on different dates from next year,” he said.
The convocation which is being marked on Thursday will be attended by chief guest Satya Mohan Joshi, living cultural legend; Chancellor and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Pro-chancellor and Education Minister Dhani Ram Paudel among other high ranking officials and dignitaries.