Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has worn a colourful look as it has completed all necessary preparations to hold its third convocation on Wednesday.

The third convocation of the university is going to be held after a 12 years break as the second one was held on 6 December, 2007 while the first one on 29 April, 1998.

A festive mood is prevailing among the students, teachers and employees of the university over last few days cantering the convocation.

University officials said 6,750 students had registered their names to receive certificated through the convocation.

Five students will receive the president’s Gold Medal for honours results and 10 for master's results. Besides, 89 students, who stood first in their departments, will receive the vice-chancellor awards.

President Abdul Hamid, the chancellor of the university, will attend the convocation while writer Syed Manzoorul Islam will join it as the convocation speaker.

All preparations have been taken to hold the convocation smoothly, SUST vice-chancellor professor Farid Uddin Ahmed said.

The new graduates were given their convocation costumes—gown, cap—gifts, bags. Academic and administrative buildings, residential halls, the main entrance gate were decorated with lights.

SUST, established in 1986, started its academic activities on February 13, 1991 with only three departments, 13 teachers and 205 students, according to information available on the university website.

It has now expanded to seven schools, 27 departments, two institutes and centres. The university currently has 552 teachers 10,922 students. Besides, SUST has 13 affiliated colleges under the School of Medical Sciences with 4,000 students.