Universiti Malaya says it had implemented security measures to stop a repeat of the incident on Monday.
USM presents chancellor's award to prime minister, and honorary doctorates to squash star Nicol David and ex-registrar.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong says Muhammad Afiq Ismail's story should serve as an inspiration to all.
Deputy Minister of Education P Kamalanathan says the matter was brought to his attention last week and he is happy the convocation will end two days before Deepavali.
Universiti Sains Malaysia's registrar says announcement on the dates was made internally and there is no final decision yet on the matter.
Penang Deputy Chief Minister II urges Hindu students from USM to boycott the convocation if the university refuses to change the date.
Hindu students of Universiti Sains Malaysia are unhappy the convocation is scheduled for Oct 24-28, with main ceremony falling on the day before Deepavali.