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101st convocation of University of Mysore! The varsity is like cricketer hitting century: Dr Shekar C Mande

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Mysuru: University of Mysore hosted its 101st annual convocation at Crawford hall on Tuesday.

University of Mysore VC Prof G Hemanth Kumar greets Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot on arrival at Crawford Hall in Mysuru on Tuesday.

Governor of Karnataka and Chancellor of University of Mysore Thawarchand Gehlot conferred the Honoris Causa degree on Padma Bhushan Dr Govindarajan Padmanabhan, honorary professor of Biochemistry at IISC and Prashanth Prakash, Founding B partner of Accel Bengaluru, chairman of Vision group startup, Government of Karnataka.

Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot and other dignitaries pose for a group photo with Syndicate members in colourful gowns

Delivering Convocation address Dr Shekar C Mande, Secretary DSIR and Director General CSIR, New Delhi said “University of Mysore is one of the very few heritage universities in India. It’s like a cricketer who has completed a century.”

During the last one-and-a-half years covid may have taken some shine out of academic lives, but the very fact that all of you are here is a testimony of our resilience, determination and a reflection of the scientific and technological advancements that made the bounce back easier and faster, despite all the hardships.

Dignitaries attending the convocation ceremony

Mysore university had introduced online learning in a big way even before the pandemic. Globally, the pandemic has only catalysed the broader adoption of online programmes.

It is laudable that “National Education Policy 2020 advocates more use of the technology in education, including creating virtual labs, divyang friendly software, online examinations and the like.”

VC Prof G Hemanth Kumar greets Higher Education minister Dr C N Ashwathnarayan. MLA L Nagendra is also seen

Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar whose brain child was UOM and Wadiyar contributed immensely to research and innovation, and they supported the establishment of institutions like IISC and CSIR’s Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI).

A week from now, we shall be celebrating the 160th birth anniversary of India’s earliest eminent engineer sir M Visvesvaraya. His innovations in irrigation, agriculture, communication, power and education and trade and commerce, Shekar Mande added.

Speaking after accepting Honoris Causa Govindarajan Padmanabhan said “it also inspires men, as I am aware of the tradition of Mysore University with personalities like Dr S Radhakrishnan and Kuvempu enriching the academics. UoM is like a jewel in the state.”

Higher Education. Minister and pro chancellor Dr C N Ashwathnarayan, Vice- Chancellor Prof G Hemanth Kumar, Registrars Prof R Shivappa and  Prof A P Jnanaprakash and syndicate members and Board of academics members and faculties and retired Vice-chancellors were present.

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