Yeasir Muhammad Fahad, JnU
Jagannath University is planning to hold its second convocation ceremony in October-November, with over 10,000 students expected to attend. The announcement was made by the university's Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Imdadul Haque on Monday.
He stated that although the university's new chancellor, honorable President Mohammad Sahabuddin Chuppu, has not yet taken office, discussions have been held regarding the event.
If he assumes his responsibilities, plans are in place to hold the convocation during the winter season, that is, in October-November, according to the university's vice-chancellor.
Despite the fact that three years have passed since the last convocation, the university administration has been unable to organize a new one. While there are rules for holding convocations every year, they are not always followed. As a result, over 10,000 students are eagerly awaiting the convocation.
At the beginning of the upcoming year, there was some hope that there might be a convocation ceremony in March-April, but it did not happen. The Vice-Chancellor of the university has stated that there are some preparations to be made for holding the convocation ceremony, so it is not possible to hold it within March.
The first convocation ceremony of Jagannath University was held at the Dhupkhola Maidan, but now it is under the control of the City Corporation, so it is not yet clear where the second convocation will be held.
According to sources at the Examination Controller's office, almost 19,000 students participated in the first convocation ceremony until the 2012-13 session. So far, except for two departments, students of the 2017-18 session have completed their undergraduate studies. More than 10,000 students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil, and PhD degrees are waiting for the second convocation ceremony.
Jagannath University has had only one convocation ceremony in its 18-year history. The first convocation ceremony was held on January 11, 2020.