Students boycott convocation attended by Ramesh

A group of around 20 students on Wednesday boycotted the convocation ceremony at TISS, as a mark of protest against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear plant in coastal Konkan and POSCO steel project in Orissa.

Updated: May 11, 2011, 18:41 PM IST

Mumbai: A group of around 20 students on Wednesday boycotted the convocation ceremony at the Tata Institute
of Social Sciences (TISS) here, as a mark of protest against
the proposed Jaitapur nuclear plant in coastal Konkan and
POSCO steel project in Orissa.

Union Environment minister Jairam Ramesh was the chief
guest at the convocation. Around 250 students from different
courses (including those who boycotted the function) graduated
today, earning their masters` in social work.
Besides the boycott, some students protested by wearing
black bands, carrying placards and posters, and sporting
anti-nuclear message carrying t-shirts and caps.
"After the convocation ceremony is over, students
will have an opportunity to talk to the minister and submit
their memorandum," TISS sources said.

PTI