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Covid negative certificate mandatory to attend 163’rd convocation of Madras University

Chennai, April 8(BPNS)

Taking into serious consideration the spiking Covid 19 cases ,Madras University has made Covid negative test reports compulsory for all those who are attending the 163 convocation of the University.

Tamil Nadu Governor and Chancellor of Madras University, Bhanwarilal Purohit will preside over the convocation ceremony of the University to be held on Thursday. Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras will be the Chief guest for the function.

A senior official with the Public relations department of the Madras University while speaking to IANS said, “The spiraling number of Covid cases has led to make the Covid negative certificate mandatory for all those who are attending the Convocation of the University. Our officials from Vice Chancellor to the Technician are tested on Wednesday itself.”

The convocation will be attended by 86 rank holders, 100 prize winners, their friends and relatives in addition to the University staff ,professors ,department heads and others.

The university has conducted a free Covid 19 test for all those attending and the swab samples were taken on Wednesday itself and to enter into the convocation hall the negative swab sample report is compulsory.

Three candidates will receive their Doctor of Letters(D litt) and 683 students will receive their Phd’s.