GUWAHATI, (C.M. Paul) — Starting its seventh academic year tomorrow, Assam Don Bosco University, the premier Catholic University in India will launch three new Masters degree programs in Philosophy, Physics, and Mass Communication, 31 July.
Additional Chief Secretary, the Principal Secretary Finance and Tourism Departments and Principal Resident Commissioner of Assam Mr H.S. Das will address the academic assembly at the university’s School of Technology and Social Sciences campus at Azara.
Parents and guardians of some of the new arrivals at the university from Assam and neighbouring states will be present at the two hour long solemn ceremony during which new faculty members and students will be introduced.
“We are offering brand new programs to reach out to a wide section of eager students of northeast India, in new areas of study like doing philosophy, doing science, and availing of the cutting edge social media through convergent media and technologies,” says Vice-Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely stating the rationale for the new courses.
Students who scored the highest marks in every department of the Schools of Technology and Social Sciences will be felicitated with cash awards.
The university’s School of Management at Kharguli, Guwahati will hold its own inaugural function.
Some 1,200 students are expected to participate.
Masters programs launched last year included Educational Leadership, Psychological Counseling, and MTech.