Central University of Kerala holds first convocation

July 19, 2014 - 1:44:45 am

Kasargod: President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday expressed happiness over progress made by Central University of Kerala here in a short span of time.

The university braved initial limitations of infrastructure and support facilities to start academic activities with two post-graduate programmes, said Mukherjee, Chief Guest at the first convocation.

“It is commendable that within two years of receiving this permanent site for a campus, the institution has succeeded in creating the essential minimum infrastructure to shift five academic departments and the administrative wing,” he said.

“I am pleased to name the campus ‘Tejaswini Hills’ after the river in the region, Tejaswini, which means radiant,” he said.

The university has six schools, 17 teaching and research departments and over 600 students and 100 faculty members.

Mukherjee also expressed happiness at the proposed School of Medicine and Public Health by the university. “This is a welcome initiative. The school should be a platform for higher learning and research in all systems of medicine, with emphasis on community healthcare and affordable medical treatment.” IANS