University goers wish to say goodbye to the campus by tossing convocation hats into the sky and wearing their black gowns. Awaiting for eight long years, the students of Jahangirnagar University are getting that opportunity.
The sixth convocation of the university will be held on February 25. This information was given in a notification signed by Shatarupa Talukder, Senior Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Education, on Monday (January 23).
The notification mentioned given the university's application for the sixth convocation, the President and Chancellor has issued instructions regarding the sixth convocation of Jahangirnagar University.
"The convocation ceremony may be held on February 25 at 3:30 pm. In such a case, it is hereby requested to take further necessary action in the light of the said discipline."
About ten thousand graduate, postgraduate, MPhil and PhD students will receive their original certificates in this convocation.
The vice-chancellor of the university, professor Dr Md. Nurul Alam said, "I have been interested in organising the convocation since taking charge. After being appointed as the vice-chancellor, the syndicate meeting has decided to organise the convocation in February. For this reason, a letter was sent to His Excellency the President through the Ministry of Education. His Excellency the President has agreed to organise the convocation on February 25."
In a special Syndicate meeting held at the University on September 18, the decision to organise convocation was approved.
In the syndicate meeting held on December 20, the convocation fee was fixed at Tk 2,500 for undergraduate and postgraduate separately and Tk 4,000 together, Tk 5,000 for MPhil degree holders, Tk 7,000 for PhD holders and Tk 8,000 for weekend/evening program students.
Jahangirnagar University, established in 1970, arranged its first convocation in 1997. Then the second convocation was held in 2001, the third in 2006, the fourth in 2010 and the last convocation on February 5, 2015.
In the fifth convocation, about 9 thousand graduates, postgraduates, MPhil and PhD degree holders participated and received the original certificates.