Bhubaneswar, Sept 16 (locaLWire): Students of 2018-19 batch, graduating in different courses in dental sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology from the SOA Deemed to be University received their degrees at separate Graduation Day programs held in the university campus today.
While 93 students of the Institute of Dental Sciences received their BDS degrees, 19 students of the 2018 batch were given their MDS certificates at a function graced by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Amit Banerjee.
Over 300 students of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences received their certificates for M.Sc and M.Tech courses in Biotechnology in another function.
Congratulating the graduating students, Prof. Banerjee asked them to do justice to their profession as they were preparing to step into a world of opportunities. ‘Hold aloft the name of your institution where you were educated,’ he said.
The Vice-Chancellor and Prof. Prasanna Kumar Mohanty, eminent ophthalmologist and former Medical Superintendent of the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, graced the function as the chief guest.
He gave away the certificates to the BDS and MDS graduates. Prof. Neeta Mohanty, Dean of IDS and Prof. Jyoti Ranjan Das, Dean (Students’ Welfare) were also present.
The Vice-Chancellor also graced the second function to give away degrees to students of SPS. He urged them to chalk out a plan for their lives and also for the nation.
Prof. Sudam Chandra Si, Dean of SPS, said the certificates given to them were their passports to the world where they had to prove their mettle. ‘Our quest for excellence will continue,’ he said.
‘Today is the first day of your professional life and you have to decide what you want to do,’ Prof. Das told the students while congratulating them on their success.
Forty nine and 44 students respectively of the 2018 and 2019 batch were presented to collect their degrees for M.Pharm while 29 and 39 students of the 2018 and 2019 batch were given their certificates for M.Sc (Biotechnology).
Sixteen students of B.Tech (Biotechnology) and four students of M.Tech (Biotechnology) also received their degrees for 2019.
Besides, 100 students of B.Pharm of 2018 batch and 97 students of the 2019 batch also received their degrees on the occasion.