Pune: The 117th convocation ceremony of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SSPU) has been rescheduled on Thursday (September 10). Students and others can watch the live streaming of the ceremony on the following link webcast.unipune.ac.in.
Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chancellor of SPPU and Governor of Maharashtra and Goa states will preside over the function while Dr Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman of Forbes Marshall Private Limited Company will deliver the convocation address as chief guest during the online function.
SPPU Vice-Chancellor Dr Nitin Karmalkar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr N S Umrani, Registrar Dr Prafull Pawar, Director of the Board of Examination Mahesh Kakade will also be present for the ceremony. The ceremony will start at 4.30 pm and end at 6.15 pm on September 10.
Degree certificates will be distributed to a total of 7,035 undergraduate and postgraduate students in various disciplines who have passed in 2018-19 and earlier. Out of which there are 104 PhD students who have applied for the degree certificate. Of these, 7 PhD students will be awarded degree certificates at the convocation ceremony. The convocation ceremony earlier scheduled on September 3 was postponed due to national mourning announced after the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee.
About three lakh students apply each year to the university for convocation which is held at the university campus with great fanfare. But the COVID-19 outbreak has forced SPPU to conduct its 117th Regular Convocation Ceremony online this year. Currently, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, degree certificates will be sent by post in the 15 days to the address mentioned in the application by the students.
Those students who have cleared their examination held in October or November 2019 or prior to it had applied for the regular convocation certificate. While for the supplementary convocation certificate, only students who have cleared the examinations in April or May 2019 had applied.
If a student is unable to find his or her name in the convocation list, then they should contact the certificate section along with convocation application form copy, paid payment receipt copy and final year mark sheet copy. For any correction of name, college name, class etc in degree certificate, students should contact within three months to certificate section.