Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn confers degree certificates upon the 2021 KKU graduates

Sunday December 12, 2021 – His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn (King Rama X) assigns Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to preside over the Royal Degree Conferral Ceremony upon Khon Kaen University’s graduates of 2021 at the Golden Jubilee Convention Center. The graduates receiving the degree certificates today are as follows: the doctorate degree gradates, the graduate diploma graduates, the masters’ degree graduates, the masters’ degree graduates from the College of Graduate Study in Management, the masters’ degree graduates from the College of Local Administration, the bachelors’ degree graduates from the College of Local Administration, the bachelors’ degree graduates from the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences.

When the royal vehicle arrived in front of the Golden Jubilee Convention Center, Khon Kaen University at 14:00 hours, Mr. Suthep Maneechote, Vice Governor of Khon Kaen Province; Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Chairman of Khon Kaen University Council; Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University; Dr. Uanjit Panthongviriyakul, the President’s wife; and the members of Khon Kaen University Council and Khon Kaen University administrators lined up to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Next, Her Royal Highness the Princess proceeded to the ceremonial hall.

When Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was at the ceremonial hall, Assoc. Prof. Maitree Inprasitha, Ph.D., Vice President for Education and Academic Service presented to Her Royal Highness the agenda brochure. Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Chairman of the Khon Kaen University conveyed a speech of gratitude towards Her Royal Highness and requested Her Royal Highness’ permission to have Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University present the report on the number of graduates this year. Next, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn conferred the degree certificates to 3 monks who graduated this year, the 2021 honorary doctorate degree certificates, the Golden Phra That Panom Prizes, the Outstanding Alumus Prizes, the Sri Mo Dindaeng Prizes and the Sri Kalaphruek Prize to the recipients as follows:

The Honorary Doctorate Degrees:

  1. Mr. Vichien Sapchareon – Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration
  2. Asst. Prof. Tanoo Phlawadana – Honorary Doctorate Degree in Architecture
  3. Professor Tsutomu Kitajima – Honorary Doctorate Degree in Pharmaceutical Science
  4. Prof. Pongsilp Arunrat – Honorary Doctorate Degree in Thai Music

The Golden Phra That Panom Prizes

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dhiti Hengrasmee – The Golden Phra That Panom Prizes (The individual category)
  2. Miss Jiraporn Sirikham, representative of the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand – The Golden Phra That Panom Prizes (The category of juristic entity, group, or organization)

The Outstanding Alumus Prizes

  1. Dr. Krisada Sawaengdee
  2. Miss Benjaporn Chakranon

The Sri Mo Dindaeng Prizes

  1. Prof. Alissara Reungsang, Ph.D.
  2. Mr. Booyarith Sombutlai

The Sri Kalaphruek Prize:

Mr. Natthaphop Peenakatapho

For the next session, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn conferred the degree certificates upon the 2021 graduates and gave a speech to the graduates, “His Majesty King Rama X has assigned me to perform this duty this year. My appreciation to all who receive the honorary degrees and prizes and all of the graduates on your success.”

“The graduates who have completed your studies must be expected by the public to possess intellect and qualities for your occupation, to work for the benefit of yourselves and the society. You will be performing your duty and other important missions. It is said that the qualities required and anticipated by the different organizations, besides the enthusiasm to improve oneself, are the vision or the ability to project into the future, and to set the future goal. The graduates can acquire vision from the knowledge obtained in your studies and from additional search, creativity, profound understanding of various information, changes, or problems. These will enable you to clearly set the future goals, both for your own and for the occupation. Then you will be dedicated to go towards the goal using the planned methods, with perseverance and integrity. Finally, you will reach your goal. This will lead to your own as well as your organizational development. Therefore, the graduates should follow the steps to acquire these qualities that will result in the prosperity in your life and your career.”

“On behalf of His Majesty the King, I wish all graduates the growth and prosperity in all aspects of life, and wish all who are at the ceremony today happiness.”

The graduates from Khon Kaen University during academic years 2020-2021 are altogether 7,877 graduates. 310 are receiving doctorate degrees, 155 are receiving graduate diplomas, 728 are receiving masters’ degrees, 6,445 are receiving bachelors’ degrees.

The 2021 Degree Conferral Ceremony this year is scheduled on Sunday December 12, 2021 in the afternoon and on Monday December 13, 2021 both in the morning and afternoon at the Golden Jubilee Conference Center, Khon Kaen University. On Monday December 13, 2021, the ceremony is divided into the morning session and the afternoon session in the following order: Morning session: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry , Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and Faculty of Architecture. Afternoon session: Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Faculty of Law, International College, Faculty of Economics, and Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Nongkhai Campus.

Khon Kaen University is ranked the 151st place in Asia and the 801st-1000th place of the world by the QS University Ranking, and the first of the country for 3 years in 2019-2021.   (based on SDG)

The Royal Degree Conferral Ceremony of 2021 of Khon Kaen University (December 12-13, 2021) can be watched at:

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News / Photos: Division of Communications, Khon Kaen University


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