Delhi University 97th convocation: ‘Digital degrees’ awarded to nearly 1.8 lakh students


The Delhi University turned the primary establishment within the nation to award “digital degrees” to its 1,78,719 students throughout its 97th annual convocation on Saturday, its performing vice-chancellor P C Joshi claimed. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convocation ceremony was performed in a hybrid method — a mixture of each on-line and bodily mode.

“It is for the first time, not only in the history of DU but all universities, that with a click of a button, nearly 1,80,000 students received their Bachelors/Master degrees in various disciplines in their mail. This is a historic step for all of us,” claimed VC Yogesh Tyagi.

Over 156 medals and 36 prizes have been additionally awarded to the students in particular person by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, who was the chief visitor of the event. Over 600 doctoral levels and 44 DM/M CH levels have been additionally awarded in particular person in the course of the ceremony.

Speaking concerning the college’s achievements, Joshi mentioned regardless of being a “pandemic year”, the institute has emerged as a front-runner in setting new hallmarks within the discipline of training — be it making a easy transition to on-line mechanisms, digital studying, conducting open ebook examinations or having contactless admissions.

“All stakeholders insured that there was no disruption within the holistic improvement of our students. Though bodily the libraries have been closed, however digital sources have been made obtainable for the college constituents by offering entry to them inside the comforts of their house.

“It is a matter of immense pride for us as we have emerged as the first university in the country to conduct open book examination in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Education for keeping the safety and health of the students as the top most priority,” he mentioned, including that the varsity will implement the National Education Policy 2020 at its earliest.

Tyagi additionally talked about DU’s new ‘Vidya Vistar Scheme’ (V2 Scheme), which proposes to make obtainable its colleges, library and different tutorial services to the partnering establishments for tutorial cooperation and collaboration.

“The scheme would establish academic linkages between partner colleges and departments of fellow universities. It aims at maximizing the utilization of existing resources available with the university through academic collaboration and cooperation with partner institutions. The scheme is deemed to be instrumental in augmenting collective human resources,” he famous.

The performing VC additionally knowledgeable concerning the clearing of the lengthy overdue promotions of round 3,000 instructing, together with 283 non-teaching members, for the reason that final six months after a niche of virtually a decade. Nishank congratulated the students and fogeys on their essential day and motivated them to work arduous and face future challenges with grit and dedication.

“You all saw how we standing here just with a click of button send degrees to 1,78,719 students. This is the digital India we talk about. This is what PM Narendra Modi says ‘convert your challenges into opportunities’. “I wish and hope that you all work towards fulfilling your dreams and face all challenges in your path with courage,” he mentioned.


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