The students of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University who were enthusiastic to attend the convocation ceremony scheduled on March 23, have been disheartened as the ceremony has been cancelled. Now the students are asking about the next date of the ceremony.
Those who pass degree exam were eagerly awaiting for the convocation ceremony. The convocation holds significance for those students, who complete their degree externally or through distance learning method.
Hence, some students after getting instruction from the university to attend the ceremony had decided to go to Nashik to attend it. Some of them had even booked railway and buses tickets. Now, these students are in rude shock after learning that the convocation ceremony has been canceled.
The students said that the university has humiliated them by cancelling the ceremony. Those students passed the degree exam last year were given the degree in a convocation ceremony held at Aurangabad centre last month.
This year a total of 11,619 students from Aurangabad centre have passed the degree exam wherein highest—-7978 students are from BA stream.
A student Sukhdeo Deshmukh who has passed the degree exam from Open University, said, "I have completed the degree while working at Mondha. I was dreaming of getting degree at the convocation ceremony."
Another student Chaitali Kamble said, "I got married at very tender age and thus could not attend college regularly.
Hence, I took admission in the Open University and completed the degree. I was hopeful of getting a snap while accepting the degree. I will have to wait for some more time," she said.