Panaji: The 29th Goa University (GU) annual convocation, to be presided over by President Pranab Mukherjee, will take place on April 25, GU has notified. Unlike the normal schedule, where the programme would be held in the mornings, the convocation ceremony, this year, will be held at 4.30pm at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee indoor stadium, Bambolim.
GU is set to confer Mukherjee with a honorary doctorate degree when he visits Goa next month to preside over the convocation ceremony. Mukherjee will be visiting Goa for the first time since assuming office as President of India. During his visit, Mukherjee will stay at Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula.He is expected to stay in Goa for a period of three days. The ceremony is usually held in January, but was delayed, this year, due to elections. [TOI]