Tribhuvan University sets world record with historic convocation ceremony

Kathmandu: Tribhuvan University (TU) has etched its name in the prestigious ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ for conducting the largest-ever convocation ceremony, graduating an astounding number of students on a global scale.

The Official World Record (OWR) has officially recognized TU with a certificate for orchestrating a grand convocation ceremony that witnessed the physical presence of over 26,000 participants, encompassing graduating students, parents, awardees, and distinguished guests.

This monumental event, held at Dasharath Stadium, has been declared the grandest convocation in history. The 49th convocation ceremony unfolded today, attracting a staggering crowd as the entry gates opened at 10 AM, with the official program kicking off at 11:30 AM.

A remarkable 74,000 students are partaking in the 49th convocation ceremony at Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwor. However, the number of students receiving certificates during the event stands at 12,415.

A diverse group of 12,415 graduates from various disciplines graced the ceremony in the presence of eminent figures, including President Ramchandra Paudel and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Although TU’s grace list included an impressive 74,749 graduates eligible for the convocation, the actual number of participants totaled 12,415. This included 8,098 receiving Bachelor’s degrees, 4,104 attaining Master’s degrees, 44 securing MPhil degrees, and 112 achieving PhD degrees.

The convocation ceremony, which shifted to Dasharath Stadium for its larger capacity, accommodated a record-breaking estimated 28,000 attendees, including graduates and their parents. This move marked a departure from the traditional venue at Pulchowk Engineering College.