Exam Dept staff first to claim old degrees at PU mela
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 18
Ironic it may sound, but only three of Panjab University examination branch employees who passed out in various streams from the campus in 2001 were the first ones to claim their old degrees at the two-day degree mela that began today at the varsity campus.
Interestingly, Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover, who gave away the degrees, found it strange that the employees who were working in the same department, were yet to collect their degrees. He inquired into the reason for the delay on the part of the employees. In response, the employees said since they had got the job on the campus itself, they did not find it necessary to collect their degrees.
Sashi, who has passed out in 1994 and is teaching in one of the city schools, turned up today to collect her degree as she thought it would be of advantage while applying for better prospects. She was accompanied by her daughter, Rashika, who is doing her Masters in Commerce from the university and came to know about the mela being held on the campus.
Students who had passed out recently also visited the mela in confusion believing they would get their degrees right away. Aruti, who did her MCom in 2015, turned up with her mother as she was not aware that the mela was meant only for collecting old degrees.