Angvastra for convocation: The Delhi University superiorities asked the students to wear Indian dress with ‘angvastras’ (stole) for its upcoming gathering ceremony as they chose to give up “old colonial gowns”.
According to DU registrar Vikas Gupta, the authority chose to switch the dress code as well as make it align with the “Indian culture”.
“The robe or gown had been there for quite a long period. The university felt the necessity to change the method. Students will be outfitted in Angvastra for convocation as well as officials in a costume made of Khadi silk. It is like getting back to our origins.” Vice Chancellor of DU, Yogesh Singh, told the media.
The 99th conference of Delhi University is organized to take place on February 25. At the Multipurpose Hall at the Sports Stadium Complex.
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Though it is not compulsory, students are encouraged to decide on traditional attire. Kurta as well as saree, the DU administrators said. The Angvastra for convocation will be color-coded for graduation, postgraduate, as well as Ph.D. courses.
The varsity officials are aiming to provide apparel produced of khadi silk for all officials comprising the chief visitor. According to reports, the transformation was unanimously endorsed by the Executive Council held in December 2022.
An angvastra is a shoulder cloth stole with ornate borders. Though it is primarily used by men with a dhoti as well as a kurta, it is also shown as a mark of respect.
Meanwhile, the university agreed to offer two seats. Each is under supernumerary allotment to orphans in all undergraduate as well as postgraduate programs. From the successive academic year. These students will also be exempted from the expenditure of any kind of fees. Whatsoever will contain an exemption from the expense of their hostel fees, examination fees, and different types of mandatory fees?
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The VC remarked that thousands of orphan youngsters, comprising those who failed their parents to COVID-19. They will get a chance to seek higher education free of cost with this ambition. He added the university has been answerable for delivering education. The students aspiring for higher education without any prejudice on any grounds.
Founded in 1922, Delhi University is one of the biggest universities in India with 16 faculties, 86 academic divisions, and over 132500 regular students in 91 colleges scattered across the city.