Explanatory Note

Parent Category: ROOT Category: 7th Convocation Created: Saturday, 13 January 2018 Last Updated: Saturday, 13 January 2018 Published: Saturday, 13 January 2018 Written by Faysal Mahmud

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Introduction

The 7th Convocation of Daffodil International University (DIU) is being held in an ambience of excellent achievements of the university over the last 15 years. In its fifteen years of journey, DIU has established its permanent campus and achieved scores of national and international recognitions. The 7th convocation is yet another evidence of this short but glorious history.

The Convocation

The convocation, a well-recognized tradition in universities around the globe, is a grand festival observed by the academic world where new graduates are presented by the university faculty and administration to the degree awarding body of the university. The Chancellor of the university who heads this body confers the degrees on each of them as recommended.

Degree Awarding Authority

The Chancellor, the Vice chancellor, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Members of the Board of Trustees and the Deans, together with the Heads of Academic Departments, constitute the degree awarding authority of Daffodil International University.

The Academic Procession

The academic procession is an important part of the convocation. It is a colorful but solemn event where graduating students, faculty members, members of the Academic Council, members of the Syndicate, members of the Board of Trustees, and senior administrative staff of the University participate.
The participants in their ceremonial robes join the convocation procession and enter the convocation hall. The Convocation Marshal Professor Dr. A K M Fazlul Haque, leads the procession into the hall. The graduating students take their seats in an area of the hall specially reserved for them.
Faculty members join the procession in an ascending order of seniority; they enter the hall and take their seats alongside the new graduates.

Having been delegated by the Honorable Chancellor, His Excellency Md. Abdul Hamid, the Honorable President of The People's Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid MP, Honorable Minister for Education, The Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, enters last in the company of the Vice Chancellor, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Deans, the Convocation Speaker, the Registrar the Syndicate and the Academic Council.

Once the procession reaches the designated areas and all are in place, the formal convocation ceremony begins. The Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mr. Md. Sabur Khan delivers his welcome address. Then the Convocation Speaker delivers his Speech and the graduating candidates are presented to the Honorable Minister for degree conferment by the respective Deans of Faculties. A student selected from the graduating class as the valedictorian addresses the gathering and another student selected from the foreign graduating students address the ceremony. Next the Vice Chancellor delivers his address. Professor Abdul Mannan, Honorable Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh delivers his speech. Then on behalf of the Honorable Chancellor Honorable Education Minister delivers his speech. The Registrar of the University conducts the session.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Honorable Education Minister, the Honorable Chairman of BoT of DIU, the Vice Chancellor, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, the Registrar and other dignitaries leave the site of the ceremony in a procession, followed by faculty members and the new graduates. The ceremony concludes when the procession departs the hall.

Academic Apparel

The academic apparel of Daffodil International University has been specially designed, although it corresponds closely to the academic regalia used in other universities. The gowns worn by participants are generally black, but designs differ. The colors of the tassels and the hoods of distinguish faculty members of one department from those of the other.
The hood, which resembles the medieval cowl, is the most distinctive feature of the academic insignia. Its satin panel is visible from the front and indicates the general field of a degree by its color.
The convocation apparel for all bachelor degree candidates is black, and they will don black square mortarboards on their heads. The colors of tassels on their mortarboards point to their fields of study.

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