New Delhi: As many as 1,78,719 degrees were awarded by the Delhi University (DU) during its 97th annual convocation ceremony conducted partially online due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday.
“It is not just the first in the history of DU but also across the country that nearly 180,000 students received their degrees digitally,” DU acting vice-chancellor PC Joshi said during his address in the convocation ceremony.
The convocation ceremony was a mixed event — the audience could attend it online, while few were invited to attend it physically at North Campus, reported Hindustan Times.
Chief Guest at the ceremony, Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ gave away the degrees with the click of a button on a tablet.
“You all saw how with a click of a button we sent degrees to 178,719 students. This is the digital India we talk about. This is why PM Narendra Modi says ‘convert your challenges into opportunities,’” Pokhriyal said appreciating DU’s efforts.