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Law varsity convocation after a4-year gap

The Chanakya National Law University

Patna: The Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) will hold its annual convocation on March 10 - after four years - where it will award degrees to three passing out batches - 2010-15, 2011-16 and 2012-17.

However, the law students will be wearing convocation gowns unlike other state universities which have shifted from the British tradition of wearing convocation gowns to traditional attire. CNLU registrar SP Singh said: "This is the last time we will have gowns for the event." However, many students felt the varsity should have gone with the traditional attire from this year itself. A passout from the 2011-16 batch said: "Many universities, including IITs, have switched from gowns to traditional attire. The university should have adopted the idea from this convocation itself."

Around 290 students will get their degrees at the event where N.R. Madhava Menon, considered the father of modern legal education in India, will be the chief guest.

Singh said: "The university has invited Menon as his speech and tips will inspire the students."

The university will award gold medals from three passing out batches in eight different categories.

Shreya Singh of the 2012-17 batch, pursuing a masters from South Asian University, Delhi, said: "As the convocation is being held after four years, I will definitely participate."

The college has formed a panel to probe Wednesday's clash between two groups of students during a cricket match.

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