Mysuru, March 16:-Emilife Stella Chinelo, a Nigerian student topped the list of medal winners with 20 gold medals and five cash prizes in Chemistry during the 99th annual Convocation of the University of Mysore (UoM) which was held at Crawford Hall in the city on Sunday.
P Sanjana Darla bagged 10 gold medals and three cash prizes and was the topper in M A Economics and she plans to continue her higher studies in London School of Economics.
Meera Manohar Rao Anasane, a 46-year old homemaker has secured highest marks in M A Sanskrit by bagging 10 gold medals and one cash prize.
28,160 students qualified from various courses to receive their degrees at the Convocation. Of them, 18,127 were women accounting for 64.5 percent of the students passing out of the university. There were 10,036 men accounting for 35.6 percent.
All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe who delivered the Convocation address listed some of steps to be taken by universities to shore of the quality of education which is employable and to have industry-academia linkage. Some of the soft skills missing in the current education system are effective communication, team work, discipline, problem-solving ability, critical thinking, analytical abilities, professional and ethical practise among others, he said and added that the universities should have sector-specific hub-and-spoke model to enhance the skills of students.
Hon doctorates for Mata Amritanandamayi, Kavivrashabha Deshikendra Shivayogishwara Mahaswamiji
Earlier in the convocation honorary doctorate was conferred on Mata Amritanandamayi of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam, Kollam, Kerala in absentia, while the doctorate was conferred in person on Kavivrashabha Deshikendra Shivayogishwara Mahaswamiji, Somanakatte, Sri Kadasiddeshwara Mutt, Nonavinakere, Tiptur in Tumakuru District.