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