The certificate reads thus:
Whereas it has been certified by duly appointed Examiners that [my name] is qualified to receive the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, he having passed and been placed
in Third Class in Part I,
in Third Class in Part II,
in Third Class in Part III, in [year], [year], [year] respectively.
The Senate of the University confers on him...
What follows after the period (The Senate of ...) should have been the main clause of this sentence. However, nobody in this university knew enough grammar (at least in the last 20 years) to correct this blunder. The grandiosity of the language may have served to hide this pitiable error. And the university has conferred/ continues to confer on thousands of unsuspecting students its diploma in the form of a certificate with this ridiculous blunder! During the last twenty years several vice-chancellors have come and gone and all of them must have manually signed these certificates in thousands. Who cares to read these diploma papers! Even if they had read, most of them wouldn't have recognised the howler. Each of the certificates thus issued is closely checked for errors but grammar or language is no concern during this check. One can never blame section officers and assistants when professors make stupid errors of this sort. Surely, no section officer or assistant could have composed this bombastic nonsense. It has a genuine 'professorial' imprint to it.
Is it that no body in these years brought this howler to the attention of the authorities? I don't know but I would like to tell you that it wouldn't have made any difference. I brought this to the attention of the university authorities. They never bothered to give a reply. Maybe you can bring about a change if you go the right way, that is, through proper channels, which would mean proper party channels. You need to be politically correct for that and I am not.
Here's a discussion about this on Wikipedia Reference Desk:Language.
PS: Not all certificates sold by this university bear this howler. For example, the BCom certificate doesn't have it but the BBA certificate has it. Not sure of BSc or PG certificates. If somebody reading this is intrigued into checking her certificate I would be thankful if they would give me some feedback.