Yakub Memon, who was hanged on July 30, was one among 1.92 lakh graduates who were awarded degrees on Saturday at the 28th convocation of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Yakub was awarded the degree in absentia by the Nagpur Regional Centre of the university. With it, he completed two Masters’ programme from IGNOU – Political Science in December 2014 and English Literature in 2013.
He completed his masters in literature in 2013 but was not allowed to in person attendance at the convocation, thereafter he enrolled for Masters in political science, which he completed in December 2014 but the degree was not awarded upon as all the degrees are given during the convocation.
But Yakub is no more alive to collect his degree.
According to TOI sources, no one from his family came to collect the degree, therefoe, it will be sent via post to the family.
“Only the PhDs and MPhils, awards and gold medals are conferred at the headquarters in Delhi. Rest of the degrees are conferred at the regional centres,” said N P Singh, registrar, student evaluation, IGNOU.