Kolkata, Dec 24: The prestigious Jadavpur University was witness to another embarrassing moment after students refused to receive her graduation certificate from the Chancellor at the convocation ceremony which is held on December 24 every year to protest the atrocities that were committed against the students in the institute campus in September.
The students refused to take the certificate from Keshari Nath Tripathi, the state governor and the chancellor of the university, to protest the forceful action against the students in the dead of night of September 17 which left many of them injured.
The governor was seen trying to pacify the student first but asked her to go away after failing to convince her. One of the girls who refused to take the certificate later told the media that the governor misbehaved with her for rejecting the certificate and also accused the teachers present on the occasion to have dragged her out of the occasion.
A number of students and professors of the university decided to boycott the convocation to protest the refusal of university Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty to resign in the wake of the beating up of the students, who he accused of trying to kill him on that night.
Black flags were also shown to the chancellor's convoy as it entered the university campus. A huge contingent of security forces was deployed in the campus to avoid untoward instances.
But yet the university couldn't avoid the moment of embarrassment, something which has not occurred in the last six decades.
Former captain of Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly was also scheduled to receive an honourary D Lit award at the convocation. But he didn't turn up on the occasion.
Bangladeshi President returns without being received at Viva-Bharati University
Visva-Bharati University, another reputed institute in the state also witnessed its moment of shame on Tuesday when Bangladeshi President Mohammad Abdul Hamid had to return from the institute without being received because of student unrest.
The students gheraoed Vice-Chancellor Sushanta Duttagupta and other officials of the university demanding an internal quota system in the institute and the impasse continued for twenty hours. It was only after the authorities assured that the protesters budged.
The students, however, had little qualms about what the Bangladeshi president faced. Our movement is successful, they said.