Special Correspondent

V.K. Saraswat to deliver the address

The convocation to witness, for the first time, the Chancellor delivering an address

Only one honorary doctorate, to Saraswat, to be presented

VISAKHAPATNAM: The 77 {+t} {+h} convocation of Andhra University will be held at the Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy Utsava Rangam (Convocation Hall) here on Saturday. Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister and Director General of Defence Research Organisation V.K. Saraswat will deliver the Convocation address.

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, who is also Chancellor of Andhra University is visiting the city for the first time and also this convocation will see for the first time the Chancellor delivering an address. Only Mr. Narasimhan, Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana and Dr. Saraswat will be seated on the dais. Only one honorary doctorate, to Dr. Saraswat, will be presented during the convocation.

Arrangements in place

Arrangements for conducting the convocation have been completed. The police have made the required bandobust for the Governor's visit to the campus and also at the Circuit House where he would stay and the Simhachalam temple where he would attend with his wife the annual Chandanostavam of the lord Varahalakshmi Nrusimhaswamy in the early hours of Sunday.

The university is on summer vacation and students would not be present. Since no film personality is being given an honorary degree or title during the convocation, the function is expected to be held without much problem.

Dr. Saraswat would meet alumni of AU at a meeting to be organised on Sunday morning.