YOGYAKARTA – Universitas Gadjah Mada inaugurated 1560 graduates of Bachelor and Diploma Program. Shortest study period for bachelor graduates is achieved by Beny Fitersen from Faculty of Social and Political Sciences who graduate within 3 years and 1 month, and the shortest study period for the diploma graduate is achieved by Andika Eka Nofianta from the Faculty of Cultural Sciences who completed the study within 2 years and 4 months.
The youngest graduate is Romi Bhakti Hartarto from the Faculty of Economics and Business, who managed to graduate at the age of 19 years 5 months 12 days old, while the youngest diploma graduate is Ayu Retno Kusumawardani from Accounting diploma study program of Vocational School who graduated at the age of 18 years and 10 months old.
The number of bachelor graduates with cum laude distinction at this period is 18.63%, while for diploma graduates 19.37%. Meanwhile, the average of grade point average (GPA) for bachelor graduates is 3.24, while for diploma graduate is 3.20. The highest GPA of Bachelor graduates is achieved by Fani Phica Purbayani from the Faculty of Law who graduated with a GPA of 4. While the highest GPA for the diploma graduate is achieved by Desi Dyah Rahmawati of Accounting diploma studi program of vocational schools who completed the study with a GPA of 3.88.
In his speech, Rector Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M.Eng., Ph.D., said the challenges that will be faced by the graduates in the future are not easy, but graduates have a variety of options to choose for such as further studies, work, or world of devotion and service. "We are confident that the graduates are able to enter the work market or continue their studies in any place to achieve success that will promote the good name of UGM for the sake of the nation," said the Rector in his speech at the Bachelor and Diploma Program graduation ceremony at Graha Sabha Pramana, Tuesday (21/2/2012).
The Rector hoped that the learning process undertaken during the study period can be a useful provision in the work environment, thus they can successfully be a leader who brings positive changes in their environment. Rector recognized that accomplishments and achievements gained during the study period would be an added value in entering the professional world.
The Rector also advised that the graduates continue to uphold the vision of UGM which always focuses on devotion to the interests and prosperity of the nation. "Because I am sure that 15 years from now, you will be able to become leaders in key positions and you can participate in making strategic policy for the prosperity of Indonesia," he said.