Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala will preside and Infosys Founder-Chairman Dr N R Narayana Murthy will deliver the convocation address
The 96th annual convocation of the University of Mysore will be held at the Crawford Hall in the city on April 11.
Addressing a press meet in Crawford Hall on Wednesday, Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysore Prof K S Rangappa said: “The centenary year Convocation will be held on April 11th,Monday at Crawford hall. Governor of Karnataka and Chancellor of University of Mysore Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala will preside the function. Founder Chairman of Infosys technologies Dr N R Narayana Murthy will deliver the convocation address and Minister for Higher Education, Law and parliamentary affairs T B Jayachandra will grace the occasion. Honorary degrees will be conferred on the same occasion to President of Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikhsana Trust Sri Nirmalanandantha Mahaswamiji, Member of Neethi Aayoga Padma Bushan Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat and Founder Chairman of Infosys Padma Vibhushan Dr N R Narayana Murthy.”
Lion’s share for ladies!
The significant feature of the 96th convocation is that around 60 percent of the candidates securing degrees from the University of Mysore are women. A total of 17,221 women candidates will be receiving degrees among 28,687 candidates. About 308 medals and 173 cash prizes have been shared by 205 candidates altogether in all five faculties and among them, 141 candidates are women. 3845 women candidates, nearly 53 percent of them, will be conferred with master’s degrees from a total of 7189 candidates. Among 71 medallists and prize winners, 54 candidates are women.
Medals and cash prizes
In the undergraduate division, Soujanya has topped the list and has won five medals and six cash prizes in the faculty of arts. In the faculty of commerce, Shruthi K G has topped in the list with 80.09% and has won one medal and three cash prizes. In the faculty of education, Supreeth C S has topped the list and has won four medals and one cash prize. In the faculty of Law, Gichira Brenda Kabui has topped with 78.84%. In the faculty of science and technology, Shambhavi C N has topped the list with 90.29% and has won three medals and three cash prizes. Pushpa K has won three medals and three cash prizes.
In the post-graduate division, Lonjam Rebitarani Devi has topped in the faculty of arts with seven medals and three cash prizes. Divya S has topped the list in the faculty of commerce with five gold medals. Manjunath T B has topped in faculty of education with four gold medal and two cash prizes. Tanuja H B has topped in faculty of law with two medals and three cash prizes. Suma S has topped in the faculty of science and technology with twelve medals and three cash prizes.
When Vice-Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa was asked why University of Mysore was not listed in the recent MHRD ranking of top universities of India, he said that the university failed to participate in the survey conducted by MHRD, but would participate in the QS and Asian university ranking.
Answering a question raised by a correspondent, Vice-Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa said not to ‘twist’ his statements and publish it in newspapers, which enraged a few journalists. The press meet ended up with a heated conversation between a correspondent and Prof Rangappa.
Dalitha Vidyarthi Okkuta staged a protest near the University of Mysore Clock Tower at the Manasangotri campus on Wednesday. Members of the federation alleged that Vice-Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa has been accused in the huge money-laundering scandal amounting to crores of rupees that took place in the Karnataka State Open University. Members raised slogans and pressed authorities not to allow Prof K S Rangappa to share stage with prominent personalities and present degrees in the 96th convocation scheduled on April 11.