The Prime Minister, however, accepted that the state had failed to provide education relevant to the present times to its youth.
Chief guest Dr Achyuta Samanta, founder and professor of the Bhuwaneswor (India)-based Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University, opined that Nepali students could compete anywhere in the world if given quality education.
Urging the graduates to focus on community service and research-oriented activities, the professor said quality education equipped with latest technology could help in Nepal’s swift development.
“Focus on theoretical knowledge has caused a rise in unemployment,” university vice-chancellor Kesarjung Baral said. According to him, quality education will contribute to human development, personality development, employment, social justice and economic development of the nation.
Toppers of various Masters and Bachelors degree programmes were awarded the Chancellor’s Medals and Vice-chancellor’s Medals respectively during the ceremony.