Hyderabad: It was time to bid adieu to the carefree college days and welcome adult life at St Francis College for Women which conducted its 41st convocation ceremony. Students experienced bittersweet moments as they received their graduation degrees in the 41st convocation ceremony and said farewell to their student life.
Some 1,320 students took part in the ceremony which was graced by professor D Ravinder, vice-chancellor, Osmania University and Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi.
Out of 1319 students, the college presented 53 gold medals and awarded degrees to 1,148 undergraduate and 171 post-graduate students in the convocation.
The convocation began with a welcome address by Dr Sr Sandra, principal of the College where she congratulated the graduating students and highlighted the commitment to the vision of college – holistic education for the empowerment of women. In addition, she said that graduation ceremony marks a major transitional golden moments in a student’s life and a greater responsibility to look forward to the future with much hope.
Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi stressed that youth have a great role to play in nation building and development and encouraged the students to be innovative and impactful to solve the problems of the nation.
Professor D Ravinder announced that the university has constituted a committee to work on the recognition of St Francis College for Women as a research centre of the Osmania University. The graduation ceremony ended with the national anthem.
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