Md Shah Jahan Shahin, CoU Correspondent
Comilla University (CoU) has taken a colourful look as it has completed all necessary preparations to hold its maiden convocation on Monday.
The maiden convocation of the university is going to be held after 14 years of its establishment. A festive mood is prevailing among the students, teachers and employees of the university over last few days centering the convocation. University sources said, some 2,887 students have registered their names to receive certificates through the convocation. Among them, 14 students will be awarded Chancellor Gold Medals for their outstanding academic results.
President Abdul Hamid, also the Chancellor of the university, will preside over the grand event while Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will deliver the convocation speech. Deputy Minister of Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury and UGC Chairman Dr Kazi Shahidullah will be present as special guests.
All preparations have been taken to hold the convocation smoothly, CoU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Emran Kabir Chowdhury said. The new graduates were given their convocation costumesgown, cap, gifts, bags crest. Academic and administrative buildings, residential halls, the main entrance gate and roadside were decorated with lights.
The university formally started its journey on 28 May 2007, through an orientation program for the 2006-07 academic year with 300 students and 15 teachers enrolled in 7 departments under 4 faculties. It has now expanded to 19 departments, 6 faculties .The university currently has 6,818 students.