Gono Bishwabidyalay celebrated its second convocation on 24th August, 2013 at the PHA auditoriun of Gonoshasthaya Kendra at Mirzanagor, Savar. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid MP presided over the convocation ceremony on behalf of the Chancellor of the University and honorable President of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. National Professor Dr. M.R. Khan was the convocation speaker. 427 graduates from three faculties, Health and Medical Sciences, Basic and Social Sciences and Post-graduate Studies were awarded certificates in the convocation. The Treasurer, the Deans and members of the Trustee Board of the Gono Bishwabidyalay and the Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Vice-Chancellors and Pro Vice-Chancellors from different universities and local elites were present in the convocation.
Professor Amirul Islam Chowdhury, Treustee of Gono Bishwabidyalay Trustee Board welcomed the guest and graduates on behalf of the university and Treustee Board. Prof. Dr. M. Shahidullah, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university and Professor Dr. Laila Perveen Banu, Principal of the Gonoshasthaya Samaj Vittik Medical College also gave a welcome speech. Prof. Mesbahuddin Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor of the university in his speech outlined the background of the foundation of the university, its aim and objectives and categorically expressed that the University has no commercial bias and has been maintaining the standard of education right from the beginning. The University’s aim is to develop human resources and help the students to turn out to be a complete and patriotic man.
National Professor Dr. M.R. Khan in his convocation speech commented that the activities of Gono Bishwabidyalay are highly admirable. He was happy to see that the university is led by the spirit of freedom struggle and liberation war, provide education to the poor backward population of the country and endeavoring to do away with gender difference. He opined that a university is not only an institution for imparting book-based knowledge but also a centre to generate in the students the sense of responsibilities and obligation to the society at large. He specially emphasized on the course curriculum of the university which embodies ethics, gender issues, history of Bangladesh and environmental science besides the core courses. According to him such subjects should be a part of curriculum of the other universities.
The education minister in his inaugural speech said that he was happy to see that Gono Bishwabidyalay has progressed admirably since its foundation in 1998. He expressed his hope that the authorities of the university will maintain this trend and uphold the standard of education. He categorically opined that the ministry does not differentiate between the public and the private universities. The ministry is interested to see that the standard of education is maintained in a meaningful way, whether it is in the public or private university. He expressed his dissatisfaction towards the activities of some private universities which are being conducted with commercial interest. The government wants to see an end to this type of mentality. He urged that the private universities should have a judicious outlook in fixing the fees for the students and provide required opportunities for the poor and meritorious students. The universities should build proper library, laboratories for imparting standard education. The students should be so equipped that they can compete with those of the advanced countries.
Mr. Md. Delwar Hossain, Registrar of the university conducted the convocation proceedings and offered thanks to the distinguished guests, teachers and the graduates. Dr Mashkura Benzir delivered a speech on behalf of the graduate students. To celebrate the programme, a cultural programme was held with artists along with famous singer Nokul Karmaker.