CUK convocation: 41 students to get gold medals

Sanket Kumar Mohanty, a student of M.Sc. Applied Geology and Geoinformatics, and Ramya A. Kulkarni, of the Department of Master of Computer Applications, who scored the top marks in the examinations conducted by Central University of Karnataka (CUK) in 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively, will receive the Prof. A.M. Pathan Gold Medal at the 3rd annual convocation of the varsity at the main campus in Kadaganchi village on Friday.

Releasing the list of students, who will be awarded gold medals and degree certificates, CUK Vice-Chancellor H.M. Maheshwaraiah told the media on Wednesday that 41 meritorious students from 20 programmes at the university have bagged gold medals.

As many as 24 students of 10 subjects will be conferred Ph.D. certificates. Of the total of 910 eligible candidates from Ph.D., Undergraduate, and Postgraduate programmes, only 655 have applied for convocation certificates. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education, will deliver the convocation address. Prof. Maheshwaraiah said Prof. Shetty will hand over degree certificates to 509 students and scholars in person and confer the degrees on 146 students in absentia. He said the students of M.Sc. Applied Geology and Geoinformatics have bagged the most number of gold medals, four.

Of the total 24 Ph.D. scholars, six students of Geology programme, five of Geography, three each of Commerce and Kannada, two students of Psychology and one each of English, History, Management and Social work will receive the Ph.D. Degree.

Honorary doctorate

Prof. Maheshwaraiah said the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has cleared the proposal sought by the CUK to honour five personalities with the honorary doctorate.

The five recipients of the doctorate are eminent artist Nadoja J.S. Khanderao; renowned litterateur and research scholar M. Chidanandmurthy; playwright and Dalit activist Siddalingaiah; Director-General, Aeronautical Systems (DG-Aero) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Tessy Thomas, known as ‘Missile Woman of India’, and scientist known for his contribution to ‘gravitational Waves’ Balasubramanian R.Iyer.

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