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DU wears festive look for 48th Convocation

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Staff Reporter
Dhaka University, the country’s oldest public university, is in a festive mood ahead of its 48th Convocation to be held on Monday.
Main entrances of the campus have been decorated with colorful makeshift gates that convey warm welcome to the graduates, guests and others.
The campus has turned lively and vibrant with new graduates, faculty members and many alumni who are going to take part in the convocation.
Some of the alumni have traveled from remote districts to attend the convocation which is expected to turn into a memorable get-together.
DU vice chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique briefed the media about the preparation of the Convocation at the Registrar Building on Saturday.
President Abdul Hamid, also the chancellor of the university, will formally inaugurate the function at the central playground of the university on Monday morning, he said
Prof Rolf Heur, director general of European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), will attend as the Convocation Speaker, the VC said.
The noted scientist will also be conferred the Doctor of Science degree in the convocation.
According to DU officials, 38 PhD, 25 M Phil and 34 MD-MS degrees will be conferred in the convocation, while a total of 33 students will also receive gold medals for their outstanding results.
A total 8312 students - among them 4015 male and 4297 female - will attain their graduation certificates in the convocation.
The Convocation gate will open at 9.30 am.
Cabinet members, MPs, foreign diplomats, among others, will attend the convocation.
DU VC Arefin told that they are taking all kinds of preparations to make the convocation successful.
Strict security measures have already been taken on the occasion of convocation, he said.
The first convocation of DU was held on February 22, 1923.
After the liberation war in 1971, the first convocation of the university was held on December 18, 1999.

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