Semarang – Central Java (7/11). At the 168th Graduation Ceremony, Diponegoro University (Undip) proudly graduated 302 (three hundred and two) graduates from the Bidikmisi program. The 168th Graduation Ceremony was held in 11 stages for 6 days, starting from 1-4 November 2022, followed by 7-8 November 2022 at Prof. Soedarto, S.H. Building Undip Tembalang Campus.
In his report, the Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Faisal, S.E., M.Si., Ph.D explained that this graduation ceremony was attended by 2,559 graduates, which included 35 people from Doctoral programs, 267 people from Master programs, 52 people of Specialists programs, 51 people of Professionals, 2,008 people from Bachelor programs, 80 people from Applied Bachelor programs and 66 people from Diploma III (D3) programs. Up to this graduation period, the number of Undip graduates has reached 244,559 people, of which 1,401 graduates or 54.75% of them received cum laude predicate.
The Bidikmisi Program is a tuition assistance program provided by the Government through the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia to high school/equivalent students who wish to continue to higher education and have good academic potential but have limitations in terms of economy.
Undip as a well-known State University in Indonesia also supports the implementation of the Bidikmisi program from the Government, so that equal distribution of education for all Indonesian people can be realized.
“Hopefully all graduates will always be successful in pursuing their careers and always be good role models for the community. We are really proud of the academic achievements of the graduates.” concluded Prof. Faisal.