100th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra180298931548053 Tamil Nadu94049529261264 Delhi89802599922803 Gujarat33318240381869 Uttar Pradesh2405616629718 West Bengal1917012528683 Rajasthan1831214574421 Telangana173578082267 Karnataka165148065253 Andhra Pradesh152526988193 Haryana1494110499240 Madhya Pradesh1386110655581 Bihar10204781173 Assam8956583212 Jammu and Kashmir76954856105 Odisha7316535333 Punjab56683989149 Kerala4594243626 Uttarakhand2791190937 Chhatisgarh2339193713 Jharkhand2339160512 Tripura140110931 Manipur12605790 Goa11984783 Himachal Pradesh9796179 Puducherry73930112 Nagaland5351820 Chandigarh4463676 Arunachal Pradesh182601 Mizoram1601230 Sikkim88490 Meghalaya50421
Nation Current Affairs 25 Apr 2018 160th convocation of ...

160th convocation of Madras University: President Ram Nath Kovind to be chief guest

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | A RAGU RAMAN
Published Apr 25, 2018, 1:23 am IST
Updated Apr 25, 2018, 1:23 am IST
The convocation will be held between 10.30 am and 11.30 am.
President Ram Nath Kovind
 President Ram Nath Kovind

Chennai: In a proud moment for the University of Madras, President Ram Nath Kovind has consented to be the chief guest for its 160th convocation and the university is gearing up for the special convocation scheduled to be held on May 5.

The convocation will be held between 10.30 am and 11.30 am. "The university is currently celebrating its 160th year with seminars and conferences. We are planning to invite Governor, Chief Minister and vice-chancellors of all the state universities for the special 160th convocation," said P. Duraisamy, vice-chancellor, University of Madras.

 

“The President is likely to hand over the endowment medals, gold medals, prizes for the winners of 160th-year logo competition. He will also deliver the convocation address,” he said.

All PhD scholars and gold medal winners used to receive the degrees from the chief guest at the convocation. Since the function is conducted for just one hour, it may not be possible for the President to hand over the degree certificates to all the toppers. Around 700 PhD scholars and thousands of students expected to receive their degrees at the convocation.

The university has also formed various committees to conduct the convocation in a grand manner. “We have formed committees with syndicate members, teaching and non-teaching staff to organise this mega event,” Mr Duraisamy said.

Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had laid the foundation stone for centenary auditorium and centenary building during the 100th year celebrations.

Then President Zail Singh was the chief guest for the 125th year celebrations.
APJ Abdul Kalam has inaugurated 150th-year celebrations. For the 150th year's convocation, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi participated. From September 2017 the university is conducting various events including seminars, conferences to mark the 160th year.

The university is also planning a grand valedictory function for 160th-year celebrations in coming September.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT