Mysore

FISA’s annual graduation held

As many as 293 international students were awarded degree certificates on the occasion

University of Mysore has tak­en a decision to construct International Students’ Guest House and by next year it would be a reality, said Uni­versity of Mysore Vice Chan­cellor Prof K S Rangappa.

Speaking at the Federa­tion of International Students’ Association’s annual gradu­ation ceremony organised in association with Mclhyaash­ram College at a private hotel on Saturday, Prof Rangap­Pa said that the university had several meetings with the management and had taken decision to construct a guest house for international stu­dents at a cost of Rs 2 crore.

Earlier, addressing the for­eign students he said, “The University of Mysore which is 100 years old and is celebrat­ing its centenary year is proud to have students from more than 50 countries. Thus it is our sole responsibility to take care of you all.

The number of internation­al students joining the univer­sity has been steadily increas­ing over the years. Students come from various countries flock the university to get best education.”

The Federation of Interna­tional Students’ Association, Mysuru chapter, which is ex­panding has created a plat­form for international students to interact with the university and with other foreign stu­dents, he added.

Founder and Chairman of Vidhyaashram College K Rakesh Raje Urs said, “Vid­hyaashram is proud to be associated with FISA and the University of Mysore. Vidhy­aashram has been hosting various programme including My Country-My People.’ sports competition and now the graduation reception for international students. A student should never forget these four words-Aspire, In­spire, Retire and Expire. Stu­dents graduate with a lot of aspiration which is fuelled by inspiration. In simple terms one should be inspired and aspire before one retires and finally expires.”

Registrar Prof C Base­varaju said, “India is known for its diversity, the university hosting students from across the world is a testimony to it. The student environment at the university highlights Ara­sudhaiva Kutumbakam.’ We are all inter-connected and belong to the same mankind’

As many as 293 interna­tional students were awarded degree certificates and Na­kibuuka Stellah from Ugan­da bagged few gold medals in MA Communication and Journalism.

Director of International Centre Prof Hemanth Kumar, former Director of Internation­al Centre Dr Krishnegowda, former Prasaranga Director C Naganna. President of FISA Othman Mohamed and others were present

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