Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been always in the news for one reason or the other. However, the reasons have been quite scandalous most of the time. Apparently, the public university has grabbed the attention of the media once again but it seems like this time the reason is a good one.
In a surprising turn of events, JNU has made an announcement that has created a frenzy among the students and the people alike. Evidently, the university has decided to hold convocation to award the PhD degree to its students. Well, you must be thinking what’s so special in that?! Well, there is indeed!
Interestingly, the first and last convocation was held at JNU in 1972 for the PhD holders. Therefore, the second convocation is taking place after 46 years at the JNU to award degree to the students this year on August 8, 2018.
A notification from the varsity read:
“This is to inform you that the second Convocation of Jawaharlal Nehru University is scheduled to be held on 8th August 2018 to confer PhD degree to the students of the University, who have completed their PhD programme successfully between 1st January, 2017 and 30th June, 2018.”
This news has come as a shocker to the social media users after which they reacted with the best of responses mocking the university. JNU indeed became the butt of jokes after releasing the notification.
From bashing the university for its politics to making hilarious memes on the students, here are some of the best Twitter responses:
Hahaha! That’s the hope!
I hope they arrange for emergency medical services. Ambulances, oxygen, defibrillator, etc. Boodhe log hain. Excitement me heart attack na aa jaye.
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) July 7, 2018
JNU छात्रों में खुशी की लहर। 😂😆 pic.twitter.com/El2AOzDDH5
— Bhrustrated® (@AnupamUncl) July 7, 2018
Pic 1: How students pass out in other colleges.
Pic 2: How students pass out in JNU pic.twitter.com/TAIBgaXWoq
— NATIONALIST JOKER 🚩 (@EkAkeleSbkoPele) July 7, 2018
U mean 46 yrs lagte h degree lene ko 😁😸😂
— Belgian Dark Chocolate (@chatpataka100) July 7, 2018
What a pun!
Latest Update from JNU :The convocation ceremony will be attended by the Grand Children of the Students who joined as teenagers but by the time they completed their PHD they become Grand Parents@theskindoctor13 has decided to provide emergency medical services for the event
— Roop Darak (@roopnayandarak) July 7, 2018
I wonder why they did that, and just after rustication of tukde tukde gang’s leader, coincidence? 😜
— Am I Write? (@WordsSlay) July 7, 2018
What do you think?
— 🇴nly 🇹ushar™® (@onlytg_gt) July 7, 2018
Live footage -2 from JNU campus .. pic.twitter.com/Joy2AdOZZr
— Squirrel_Of_Ram🚩 (@Soul_Squirrel) July 7, 2018
Is that so? Hahaha!
1972 ke baad se koi paas hi nhi hua kya 😂😂 jo convocation mein itna time lag gaya?😹😹
— Pooja Sangwan (@PoojaSangwan15) July 7, 2018
Geriatrics of JNU preparing for their convocation with the help of walker.😜 pic.twitter.com/EZpE1SszQB
— Rajesh B. Patel (@RajeshBPatel14) July 7, 2018
Pension as well!
On the convocation day:
Guest:Yeh lijiye aapke degree aur pension
Stud:Sir yeh pension Kyun?
G:yeh retirement ke complementary tha degree ke sath sath
— krutisundar (@IndianCrixus) July 7, 2018
Please award Ph.D to all tukde ganga and kick them out.
— Ananth Sarali (@ananthsarali) July 7, 2018
What were they researching??!!
what was that they were researching about for so long !! ageing!!
— Shambhu Suresh (@battlelines2610) July 7, 2018
Meanwhile, JNU Vice-Chancellor has set up a committee to ensure the successful conduct of the convocation. Renowned journalist, educationist, and diplomat Gopalaswami Parthasarathy spearheaded the first convocation when he was the Vice Chancellor of JNU in 1972.