Members of the alumni association of Madhya Pradesh-based University of Saugar will celebrate the 65th Establishment Day on the premises of the Executive Club on NH-5 close to Loyola College. In a release here on Sunday, programme convener of the University of Saugar Alumni of Andhra Pradesh IDVV Prasad said the university was established with an investment of Rs.2 crore by former Vice-Chancellor of University of Delhi Hari Singh Gour. The entire investment was from his own earnings. This was the 18th university in the country and Mr. Gour was the founder vice-chancellor from 1936-38. The university was later renamed as Dr. Hari Singh Gour University in February 1983 by the State Government. The university with ‘A' grade from the NAAC was declared Central University in January 2009 and a large number of students from Andhra Pradesh studied post-graduate courses there.
Some of the old students of the university included retired DGP Anjaneya Reddy, South East Asia Educational Funding Committee Chairman K.G. Chowdary, Dhone MLA K.E. Krishna Murthy, former Speaker Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, and AP Public Service Commission Chairman M. Madan Gopal.
Several former principals, professors, and students would attend the meeting on Monday, he added. Current Vice-Chancellor N.S. Gajbhiye deputed Commerce Department Head Jitendra Kumar Jain and Executive Council member Badri Prasad for the meeting.