Updated: September 7, 2020 4:05:13 pm
The Jawaharlal Nehru University administration has decided to hold a virtual convocation in November, deeming it not possible to conduct a physical convocation this year. This year’s convocation is to be the university’s fourth convocation – a ceremony that had been revived in 2018 after the first convocation had been held in 1972.
The executive council of the university, however, decided against a physical convocation in view of the pandemic and the administration has said that a notification inviting students for the virtual ceremony will soon be issued.
“It [convocation] is all about celebrating the scholarly achievement of a student after years of hard work by the University, family members and friends. I have no doubt that the convocation enhances the sense of belonging of students to their alma mater. Therefore in spite of the COVID-19pandemic, we have decided to hold the convocation and make it a memorable event for our students,” said JNU vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar.
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