th convocation and its first one virtually. Around 3500 out of the 6000-odd graduates have registered for the 3-day event getting underway at KMC Greens here from November 20. Thanks to the pandemic, a handful of students will attend this otherwise fully virtual convocation in person to receive their gold medals and certificates, Narayana Sabhahit, registrar, MAHE said.
C Raj Kumar, vice-chancellor, O P Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University), Sonipat, Haryana, Suresh Narayayan, CMD, Nestle India Ltd, Gurugram and Dr Peter J Katsufrakis, president and CEO, National Board of Medical Examiners, USA will be the chief guests for the event on November 20, 21 and 22 respectively. MAHE has already recorded their convocation address to the graduating students, Sabhahit said.
While 500 students have registered for the first day’s proceedings, the registrations for the remaining two days are 1700 and 1300 respectively, he said. Names and photographs of the students who have registered will be displayed at the venue and online as the convocation proceedings get underway from 3pm on each day. All the statutory functionaries of MAHE, including heads of institutions under MAHE will be in attendance, he noted.
The previous convocations on an average saw around 1,300 students line up on each of the three days to receive their degrees and medals. KMC greens saw people in excess of 4000 including parents attend to see their wards receive their academic honours, he noted. Medals and certificates of students who have opted to receive the same in absentia will be mailed to them. Only a handful of them will be given away during the convocation, he said.
Keeping in line with UGC directions to go ‘desi’ with the convocation proceedings, MAHE has mandated men to wear white shirt and dark trousers. Women will wear light colour saree. Both men and women commonly will wear a Kalam jacket over their dress to go with a stole, which will have the words MAHE and its logo emblazoned on it, Sabhahit said. There will be no headgear. The convocation attire will have a special appeal to it, he noted.