17,791 candidates to receive degree certificates at the Crawford Hall

MYSORE: The 90th convocation of the University of Mysore will be held at the Crawford Hall here on March 5 at 11 a.m.

Of the 17,791 candidates who will receive various degree certificates, 9,715 (54.60 per cent) are women.

A total of 177 candidates will share 267 gold medals and 155 prizes in five faculties. Among them, 115 (65 per cent) are women.

Disclosing this to presspersons here on Wednesday, Vice-Chancellor of the university V.G. Talawar said that 8,150 (56 per cent) of the 14,493 candidates, who would receive bachelor's degrees, were women.

A total of 2,997 candidates, including 1,467 women (48.95 per cent), would receive PG degrees.

In all, 304 candidates would receive Ph.D. degrees in 51 subjects, and among them, 98 (32.56 per cent) were women, he said.

The total number of candidates, who would receive Ph.D. degrees in the faculty of science and technology, was 163, 106 in arts, 10 in commerce, 18 in education, one in engineering, and four in law. In the faculty of science, the highest number of Ph.D degrees was in biotechnology (34) and economics (25) in the faculty of arts, he said.

The total number of candidates eligible for degrees, including undergraduate and postgraduate, in the faculty of arts was 5,310, including 2,982 women.

A total of 3,517 candidates, including 2,085 women, would receive degrees in the faculty of science and technology, he said.

In the faculty of commerce, 4,834 candidates, including 2,403 women, would receive degrees.

The total number of candidates eligible for degrees in the faculty of education was 3,608 candidates, including 2,066 women. Likewise, the total number of candidates eligible for degrees in the faculty of law was 493, including 177 women, the Vice-Chancellor said.

Arvind Mitra of SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore, bagged 15 prizes, including seven gold medals and eight cash prizes, in B.A., making him the highest prize-winner in the U.G. category.

Sunita M.R. of the PG Centre in Mandya and Sandesh Kumar of the Government Science College in Hassan had won 10 prizes each, eight gold medals and two prizes, in M.A.. (Kannada) and M.Sc. (Chemistry), respectively, making them the highest prize winners in the PG category, he said.

Prof. Talawar said Governor H.R. Bhardwaj, who is also the Chancellor of the university, would preside over the function and confer the degrees.

M. Rama Jois, former Chief Justice of the Haryana and Punjab High Court, would deliver the convocation address.

Registrar E.T. Puttaiah and Registrar (Evaluation) B. Ramu were present.