Guwahati, Nov 1 (IANS) The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has been honoured with ‘University of the Year’ award by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry at the 14th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2018: A Global Conference & Exhibition, held in Delhi on October 30.
The ADBU received the prestigious award among all the universities in India, which are in existence for one to ten years. The award was received by Pro Vice Chancellor, Fr Joseph Nellanatt, on behalf of the university.
R Subrahmanyam, Secretary-Higher Education, MHRD, gave away the awards to 13 educational institutions and eminent personalities in the field of education.
“It is indeed a proud moment for our university, which also received a certificate of special mention for social commitment. At Don Bosco University, we want to make social commitment as our institution’s distinctiveness,” said Fr Joseph Nellanatt.
“If we compare the national scenario of literacy, at least 20 per cent of our polulation cannot read and write. Only 10 per cent of the country’s total population has passed Class X. So, we believe, it is our responsibility to contribute to the society,” he said.
The ADBU is already engaged in significant activities in the university’s neighbourhood, said Fr Joseph Nellanatt. “It is our commitment to ensure that the villages located near our university also develop as our university develops,” he said.