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Guv to attend 1st convocation of Assam Women�s University

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Feb 9 - The first-ever convocation of Assam Women�s University (AWU) will be held on February 25 next at the university campus here.

A note issued by the media cell of the AWU stated that Governor, Professor Jagdish Mukhi, who is the Chancellor of Assam Women�s University, will deliver the convocation lecture and confer degrees to the passed-out students of the university.

The note further said that instead of the conventional western convocation gown, the university has prepared traditional mekhela sador and seleng as the dress for the participants in the convocation.

Moreover, Assamese language has been used along with English in the certificates of the university to be handed over to the students, the note mentioned.

It may be mentioned here that Assam Women�s University was established by an Act of the Assam Assembly in 2013, and the first batch passed out in 2016.

In 2018, there were massive protests by then studying and former students of Assam Women�s University in apphension of an alleged Government plan to downgrade the varsity, besides lack of a Vice-Chancellor to run the institute that was functioning under the mentorship of Assam Agricultural University.

The issue also found place in the state Assembly with Opposition and the Government engaing in heated debate over the alleged plan to downgrade the university. About five months ago, the Government appointed the first Vice-Chancellor of Assam Women�s University.

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Guv to attend 1st convocation of Assam Women�s University

JORHAT, Feb 9 - The first-ever convocation of Assam Women�s University (AWU) will be held on February 25 next at the university campus here.

A note issued by the media cell of the AWU stated that Governor, Professor Jagdish Mukhi, who is the Chancellor of Assam Women�s University, will deliver the convocation lecture and confer degrees to the passed-out students of the university.

The note further said that instead of the conventional western convocation gown, the university has prepared traditional mekhela sador and seleng as the dress for the participants in the convocation.

Moreover, Assamese language has been used along with English in the certificates of the university to be handed over to the students, the note mentioned.

It may be mentioned here that Assam Women�s University was established by an Act of the Assam Assembly in 2013, and the first batch passed out in 2016.

In 2018, there were massive protests by then studying and former students of Assam Women�s University in apphension of an alleged Government plan to downgrade the varsity, besides lack of a Vice-Chancellor to run the institute that was functioning under the mentorship of Assam Agricultural University.

The issue also found place in the state Assembly with Opposition and the Government engaing in heated debate over the alleged plan to downgrade the university. About five months ago, the Government appointed the first Vice-Chancellor of Assam Women�s University.

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