Udayana University 143rd Graduation, Rector of Unud Releases 1,725 Graduates
Udayana University (Unud) held its 143rd Graduation which took place in a hybrid combination of online and offline, Saturday (4/9/2021). At this graduation, the Chancellor of Udayana University released 1,725 graduates consisting of 58 Doctors, 210 Masters, 64 Specialists, 89 Professionals, 1,189 Bachelors and 115 Diplomas. The procession was centered in the Nusantara Room, Agrocomplex Building, Sudirman Campus, Denpasar with the implementation of strict health protocols and was only attended by University and Faculty Leaders and 16 representatives of graduates.
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. I Gede Rai Maya Temaja in her report said that there were 647 graduates who won Cum Laude predicate and 278 graduates who received scholarships from 25 scholarship providers and 162 of them were recipients of Bidikmisi/KIP Lecture scholarships. The graduation this time was dominated by 1,021 women, while only 704 men. In terms of GPA, the average GPA is 3.70 for women and 3.64 for men. Through this opportunity, the Vice Rector also thanked the families of the graduates for the trust given to Unud as a place for the learning process in higher education. The Vice Rector hopes that graduates will not only master science but also live intelligently with polite manners and are useful for the community.
While the Rector of Unud Prof. I Nyoman Gde Antara in his remarks congratulated the graduates and explained that it was not possible to hold a direct graduation due to the implementation of PPKM level 4 for the Bali region. The Rector hopes that the PPKM level will decrease so that limited face-to-face lectures can be held soon. If it continues to be carried out online, something will be missing, namely the interaction of lecturers with students. The problem for an academic is that it is not only the transfer of knowledge but through direct interaction that can add value to the character of students. Unud is ready even though the challenge is very heavy. For this reason, the academic community is asked to become a pioneer as an agent that contributes to reducing the number of pandemics, because there are two things that can be done, namely to participate in intensifying vaccinations and become agents of implementing strict health protocols. This is expected to help the government and the situation to get better.
This graduation also has several records, including the eighth online graduation, the first time taking place at the Nusantara Room and the first graduation of the new leadership of Udayana University. Usually the number of graduates is limited by quota, but this time it is not limited because many have to graduate to continue their education or apply for jobs, so those who have met the requirements will graduate today. In the future, a review of the graduation ceremony will be carried out where if the number is large it is possible to increase the frequency of graduation.
To the graduates, the Rector advised that the relationship with the alma mater be maintained and participate in the study tracer, where the data is very much needed in the institutional accreditation process. This university belongs to us so it is necessary to arouse fanaticism to the alma mater.