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Graduation Attire & Gown

Female Dresscode

  1. National dress: Dhivehi Libaas or Dhigu hedhun or official attire for women approved by the “Dhivehi Bahaa Thaareekhah Hidhumaiy Kuraa Gaumee Marukaz” in the publication named “Qaumee munaasabathuthakugai beynunkurumah sarukaarun qaboolukuravvaa Dhivehi hedhun”.
  2. Formal attire used as official dress code for government servants and official formal events.
  3. The colour and the material used must be appropriate for such occasion.
  4. Foot wear: Must be appropriate shoes or foot wear for such an occasssion.
  5. Graduants who do not wear “Buruqa” must make the hair design appropriate for such an occasion.

Male Dresscode

  1. National dress: Official attire for men approved by the “Dhivehi Bahaa Thaareekhah Hidhumaiy Kuraa Gaumee Marukaz” in the publication named “Qaumee munaasabathuthakugai beynunkurumah sarukaarun qaboolukuravvaa Dhivehi hedhun”.
  2. Formal attire used as official dress code for government servants and official formal events. This include formal trousers, long sleeve or short sleeve shirt and tie.
  3. The colour and the material used must be appropriate for such occasion.
  4. Foot wear: Must be appropriate shoes or foot wear for such an occasssion.

Gown Rules

  1. Gowns will be issued only to those who have expressed their desire to participate in the Graduation Ceremony and who are listed in the “Degree Graduates” list sent by the Student Administration Services.
  2. Gowns will be released on 22nd, 23rd and 24th March 2022 from 9:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs.
  3. Grandaunt are expected to fitt and check the status of the gown and cap before they accept the gown. Any damage must be notified and recorded before they take the gown and cap. The grandaunt must take the full responsibility for the gown after it is released.
  4. Male graduates are required to wear a long-sleeve shirt, trousers, tie, shoes, graduation gown and cap. Female Graduates are required to wear a Dhivehi Libaas or Dhigu hedhun or official attire graduation gown and cap. Party dress are considered inappropriate and if for any special reason if the dress code changes please consult the respective staff.
  5. The graduation gown should reach midway between the knee and ankle for both men and women. The cap must not be too loose or tight and must take into consideration the hair style for the graduation ceremony.
  6. The cap or mortarboard sits flat on the head. The tassel of the cap must be placed on the right-hand side before the conferment of degrees and placed on the left-hand side after the degree is conferred.
  7. Grandaunts must cross check the actual measurement against the measurement recorded on the gown. All corners of the cap must be proper and should not have any damage. The provision will be made possible to check the measurements and the status. It is the graduants responsibility to check for any damage.
  8. Staff will cross check the measurements when the grandaunts return the gowns.
  9. Grandaunts must take care during the ironing process as the material may be damaged due to high temperature.
  10. It is the total responsibility of the grandaunt to care for the gown and the cap. Students should not bring any changes such as adjustment to the length or any other such changes.
  11.  Grandaunts must pay for any damage to the gown and the cap. If any damage the grandaunts will have to provide an equivalent gown or cap, or pay the cost of the gown which is 550.00 US dollars or equivalent in MVR.
  12.  For grandaunts whose graduation is on 26th March the return date without a fine is 30th March 2022 not later than 12:00pm
  13. For grandaunts whose graduation is on 27th March the return date without a fine is 31st March 2022 not later than 12:00pm
  14. Grandaunts must return the gown within 3 days after the graduation date. Gown can be returned from 9:00am to 12:00pm during the official working days. If retuned late a fine of MVR 100.00 will be charged for each day including the weekends and public holidays.