Final year students of certain streams at University of Pune (UoP) are a confused lot. Reason: The universitys failure to update online registration dates for convocation on the official website.
As a fallout,several students studying in colleges affiliated to UoP were under the impression that they would have to pay late fee for registering for convocation,which is not the case.
Our results were declared online by July-end following which we received our marksheets from colleges. The last for submitting online applications for convocation was July 31. When we approached the university authorities complaining about less time to fill up convocation forms,they told us that the registration dates on the website were not updated, said students.
They added,The authorities told us that online applications for convocation can be filled up to 10-days from declaration of results. The confusion could have been avoided if the university had shared the information on the website that still displays July 31 as the last date for online registration and August 31,the deadline to fill forms with late fee. Officials at the convocation section of UoP said the updates would soon reflect on the website.