As many as 108 postgraduate and 68 undergraduate students, who have bagged first rank in their respective subjects and streams, will be awarded gold medals at the 48th convocation of Bangalore University here on Thursday.
Besides, 47 UG and 24 PG students will walk away with cash prizes.
The ceremony promises to be glittery as a total of 34,523 students are set to receive degrees. Another 168 will be awarded PhDs.
The Department of Kannada will account for most PhDs (24), followed by Physics (11) and Civil Engineering (10).
The university received a total endowment of Rs 10 lakh for gold medals besides Rs 3.5 lakh for cash prizes. Each gold medal weighs five grams 18 carat and costs Rs 11,300.
The cash prizes, however, vary from as little as Rs 500 to as much as Rs 32,000.
Mohammed Aneesul Mehmood, first-rank holder in the Department of Environmental Science, will get the highest cash prize.
Niranjan C B of University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) will be awarded most gold medals (9), followed by Smitesh Talawadekar from BU’s Department of Geology with eight medals. Ashwini T K, a B Com student from MES College, and Manasa M S, a BSc student from AES National College, Gowribidanur, have jointly secured seven medals. Kanchana C of BU’s Mathematics Department and Lora Juncy, a BEd student from CMR College of Education, have both secured six medals.
The university will declare results of this year’s exams by July 25, according to Registrar (Evaluation) R K Somashekhar.
“We struggled to find evaluators. For example, out of 250 evaluators needed for English papers, only 130 turned up, hence the delay in declaring results, he said. BU officials had earlier told Deccan Herald that all results would be announced on July 17.
Somashekhar also said action would be taken against the absent evaluators after a complete list from respective custodians was compiled.
DH News Service