Delhi University shuns graduation cap for ‘angvastra’ in its 99th convocation

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On the occasion of Delhi University’s 99th convocation, hundreds of graduating students wore Indian attire with “angavastra” accessories as they received their degrees.

This year, the university asked students to shun western attire and wrap themselves in Indian attire.

A total of 170 students – 51 boys and 119 girls – were awarded medals and prizes at the event.

DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh awarded digital degrees to 1,57,290 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including 54.7% girls and 45.3% boys.

The varsity broke its previous record and awarded 910 PhD degrees – the highest this year – this year. It awarded 802 PhD degrees last year.

Of the 910 students who received this Ph.D., 512 were women and 398 were men.

A stall was set up for theft in the convocation hall of Delhi University’s sports stadium complex. Students were seen stealing for money 710 each, and is available in three colors.

According to university officials, undergraduate students were seen wearing yellow, post-graduate students were seen wearing turquoise and PhD scholars were seen wearing red stoles. They were allowed to make the rest of the decisions

President Draupadi Murmu presented medals to four students. This includes Medha Chauhan who received the Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma (Former President of India) Gold Medal.

Aswati received President’s Gold Medal for MU MSc Nursing. Payal Kajla was awarded President’s Silver Medal in BSc (Hons) Nursing and Shraddha Viswanathan Award for BSc (Hons) Nursing.

Tanish Soni was awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal in Arts Stream by the President.

Separately, Delhi University’s Hindu College completed 124 years on February 15.

On its 124th Founder’s Day, the college under Delhi University launched a new logo, “Kulgeet” (College Music) and an alumni website.

The new college logo has the tagline “Guided by the past, shaping the future”. It combines a sketch of the original college structure with some new campus infrastructure, reflecting the college’s rich history and its commitment to innovation and progress.

The college also announced the launch of a dedicated alumni portal, which will help alumni stay connected with the college and each other.

The college was founded in 1899 by Krishna Dasji Gurwal at the historic Kinari Bazar (Chandni Chowk), with prominent Delhi citizens as trustees.

In 1908, the college was shifted to a building donated by Rai Bahadur Sultan Singh at Kashmiri Gate and a dormitory was added.

Hindu College shifted to its present location in 1953. The 25-acre campus has classrooms, laboratories, a library, sports grounds, a sports pavilion, a seminar hall, an auditorium, computer rooms, a canteen and residential halls.

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