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JNUSU boycotts second convocation to be held tomorrow

More than 400 students, who have successfully graduated between January 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, will be conferred with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), the varsity said.


Devdiscourse News Desk 07 Aug 2018, 06:49 PM India

The Jawaharlal Nehru University has been in news, more so since the BJP took over power in the center. The university will be organizing its second convocation tomorrow, almost 46 years after it organized its first.

More than 400 students, who have successfully graduated between January 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, will be conferred with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), the varsity said.

The chief guest of the convocation, Professor VK Saraswat, Chancellor of JNU and current member of the NITI Aayog, will confer the degrees, they added.

The JNU Students' Union has appealed to the JNU community to boycott the convocation, accusing vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar of "muzzling their democratic rights".

JNU Students’ Union has instead asked students to attend a union-organized convocation where it has invited noted scholars and former JNU faculty members like Harbans Mukhia, Anand Kumar and former JNUSU members like Kavita Krishnan. The student union boycotted the 1971 convocation as well but joined later when actor Balraj Sahni was invited.

(With inputs from PTI)


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