Monday, March 2, 2015

UNIGIS Convocation in Kathmandu!

UNIGIS@Kathmandu celebrated March 2, 2015 as a big day by organising  the 'UNIGIS Graduation Ceremony and GIS Forum' at the Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL), which is a UNIGIS Salzburg Study Centre in Nepal. Irrespective of cold rainy weather and traffic blockades in the city, more than 100 prominent delegates gathered to congratulate the graduating students and applauded their achievements.

B. K Acharya (Left) receiving degree
KAFCOL serves as a UNIGIS Study Centre in Nepal since 2012, offering UNIGIS programmes in collaboration with the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria. Nine students had joined the MSc programme in the first batch launched in 2012 and all of them completed the requirements for the award of MSc degree after two years of intensive studies and hard work.

Dr. Shahnawaz (Director, UNIGIS S/E Asia) and Dr. Bishnu Hari Pandit (Chairman KAFCOL) presented the 'MSc in Geographical Information Science and Systems' degree awards, conferred by the University of Salzburg to the graduating students. The Graduation ceremony was chaired by the Principal of KAFCOL, Prof. Ambika P Gautam. 

Chandrama Khadka - feeling proud!
The graduating students presented their master theses, which were highly appreciated by the audiences. The students conveyed their message to their current peers as well as to other delegates: "it seemed hard to work through the course tasks but today we are in a position to state confidently that it was worth investing time and effort for such a high quality education and internationally recognised qualification".

UNIGIS congratulates all graduating students and wishes them well in their 'geospatial careers'!