Guru Kashi University held its Second Convocation
The Guru Kashi University (GKU) held its second Convocation wherein 410 students received degree of various courses including 10 Ph.D. degrees, 54 M.Phil degrees 109 post graduate degrees and 237 graduate degrees. A total of nine students were awarded Gold Medals for their meritorious performance in their education programs. Eminent agricultural economist & policy planner, Dr. Sardara Singh Johl, Chancellor of Central University of Punjab was the Chief Guest. The Chancellor of GKU, Dr. J.S. Dhaliwal presided over the event.
In his address, Dr. Johl congratulated those who received degrees and awards. Dr Johl called upon the students to be tomorrows’ responsible citizens and contribute responsibly to nation building. He appreciated the programs being run by the GKU. He advised the students to keep their ears and eyes open towards what is happening around in society.
The GKU Chancellor, Dr. J.S. Dhaliwal congratulated the degree awardees and gold medal recipients adding that the University reorients and reprioritise its programs to make these need based and relevant to the emerging corporate needs. He said that emphasis is being laid on developing skills among youth so that rather than being job seekers, our students turn out to be job creators.
The GKU Chairman Gurlabh Singh Sidhu and Vice Chancellor & President of Crandall University, New Brunswick, Canada were the Guests of Honour while the GKU Secretary Er. Sukhwinder Singh Sidhu and Dr. Jagjot Singh Sidhu (Member PCI) were special guests.
Dr. B. S. Dhaliwal, Vice Chancellor highlighted the educational, research and other accomplishments of GKU. He asked the students to stay in touch with their Alma mater.
Professor Shiv O Prasher of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, who has developed research based technologies for soil and water management, scavenging soil of toxic chemicals, antibiotics and hormones using innovative technologies, ameliorating green house gases and developing technologies for eco- friendly management of soil and water resources, was conferred with the Degree of Doctor of Science ( Honorius Causa).
The team of academic experts from the Crandall University, Canada led by Dr. Brue Fawcett deliberated on the start of joint educational programs and faculty exchange programs between GKU and Crandall University.