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Icon College of Technology and Management hosts convocation ceremony in London
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Icon College of Technology and Management hosts convocation ceremony in London

Bengali-owned institution in the UK, Icon College of Technology and Management, hosted their convocation ceremony for 2019 at Queen Elizabeth II Centre – Churchill Hall, London, on November 15. The college, offering affordable and quality education to students, was established in 2003.



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