Netizens Trolled JNU For Holding Convocation For PhD Holders After A Gap Of 46 Years

11:25 am 9 Jul, 2018


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!


Itni khushi!


Well, hahaha!


Really JNU?


What a pun!




What do you think?


Party time!


Is that so? Hahaha!


Guess so!


Pension as well!




What were they researching??!!




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.

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