Mysuru: G Hemanth Kumar, University of Mysore Vice-Chancellor has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 100th convocation ceremony of the University, which will be held in February or March 2020. He extended the invitation during his recent visit to New Delhi along with Member of Parliament Prathap Simha and others.
The VC will form a 12-member high power committee for the centenary convocation celebration. It may be noted that the centenary celebration of the University took place in 2016. The 100th convocation is due to be celebrated either in February or March 2020 depending on the availability of the PM, who had visited the University of Mysore during the Indian Science Congress.
“The forthcoming convocation of the University of Mysore will be 100th one and hence we have planned to do it in a grand manner. Based on the PM's confirmation and availability we will be finalising the date. We have given date from January 15 to March-end; any date based on his availability is fine with us. Once he confirms the date, we will speed up the preparation and various programs for the event," he said adding that when compared to last year the number of gold medals will be more; 10 to 15 medals will be added to the existing tally of 372 gold medals which will be given to outstanding students.
If the Prime Minister confirms his visit, keeping his security in mind, probably the convocation may be shifted to an open-air theatre from usually UOM Crawford Hall. In total, nearly 29,000 candidates will be conferred with different degrees. In all more than 350 candidates are expected to receive Ph Degrees, nearly 8300 candidates will be conferred with a Master’s Degree and nearly 20,000 candidates will be conferred with a Bachelors degree.
The University of Mysore was established in 1916.
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