There are lot of means of Convocation but for University, convocation is the university graduation ceremony to award degrees to students and honorary graduates. On 28th November 2010, UiTM 73rd Convocation held in almost all Universiti Teknologi Mara. I’ve attended convocation at UiTM Perak Seri Iskandar Campus to receive my Diploma in Quantity Surveying. There are varied levels of study offered which are Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree & Doctoral Degree.
The UiTM graduation gowns are in purple, the colour of the university logo. It’s enhanced with gold embroidery. Embroidery on the sleeve represents the level of study. Three lines represent Doctoral Degree, two line represents Master’s Degree & one line represents Bachelor’s Degree meanwhile no embroidery represents Diploma. Mortar board is worn by graduates of Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree as well as Diploma.
It’s the first time for UiTM Perak to having Convocation ceremony which before the convocations are held only at the main campus, UiTM Shah Alam. The convocation is held at Dewan Sri Iskandar (DSI), the new building. Used to be Dewan Sri Iskandar is now known as Dewan Serbaguna. At first, a bit disappointments for not having convocation at the main campus but at the same time proud to be the 1st batch to convo at the UiTM Perak. The gowns and mortar board are new, so we the one who the 1st user. Haha..
Some of my friends can’t make it to attend the ceremony. So, I’ve contacted some of them just to show that we not forgetting them. We hope all of you attend too but it’s okay. The one, who awarding the entire certificate is the Vice Chancellor, YBhg. Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar.
Now, we are officially obtained certificate of Diploma in Quantity Surveying. Congrats to all my friends and good luck for Degree..