Dhaka University has taken all preparations to hold its 53rd convocation with great enthusiasm on Saturday.
Chancellor of the university President Abdul Hamid will preside over the grand event while Nobel laureate French economist Prof. Jean Tirole will join it as the convocation speaker.
Prof. Jean Tirole, work had a significant impact across a wide range of fields within economics, including microeconomics, game theory, and industrial organization will be awarded with Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) Degree at the event as the 53rd awardee.
Graduates, postgraduate students who registered for the convocation and the invitees will only be allowed to attend the program in-person.
A total of 30,348 students have registered for the convocation of which 22,287 are from Dhaka University and 7,796 students from the affiliated colleges.
A total of 153 gold medals will be conferred on teachers, researchers and students for the research and academic excellences. Besides, 97 will receive doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree while 35 academics MPhil degree.
The convocation rally is scheduled to start at 11: 55 am and the main program is expected to start on 12 pm, DU Vice Chancellor Prof. Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman said at a press conference.
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The students of affiliated colleges will join the convocation virtually.
However, a faction of the students of DU affiliated seven college staged a rally in front of the main gate of Dhaka College boycotting the virtual convocation.
Enthusiastic DU student, who have registered for the convocation, were seen moving together in groups on the campus wearing convocation gown and caps and they are busy with photo session in different postures to make the convocation memorable.
Jahirul Islam, a Dhaka University graduate who registered for the convocation, said, " Undoubtedly it is a very joyous occasion for me. I have been waiting for the day for long and it seems that I am about to touch my dream."
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"However, the convocation also reminds us that our days on this campus will end soon," he added.