KU to hold 18th annual convocation

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Srinagar Celebrating scholarship and academic excellence the University of Kashmir (KU) is all set to host the 18th annual convocation on September 27 at KU Convocation Complex.

The convocation is held under the provision of the KU Act 1969 to honour, award degrees, gold medals and certificates of merit.

The Act lays down its manner of merit to students and scholars. conduct and order of the procession of academics, students.

Expressing happiness over holding of the event within the campus KU Vice Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad said that to hold convocation is an event of extreme significance for the university as a whole and particularly this ceremony is the most important day in a student’s life as well.

He said besides the grade ‘A’ awarded to KU by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council presently the University offers numerous courses and accommodates more than 4000 students annually and produces dozens of gold-medallists each year.

He said “During the occasion we will showcase the success story of the University besides honouring the scholars from science, arts, humanities, information technology, medical and other backgrounds.”

In 1951 the varsity convened its first convocation at the Sher-i-Kashmir Park here at Srinagar.

Pertinently more than 214 students will be awarded medals (gold and silver) besides 234 Ph.Ds, 399 M.Phils, 21240 Post graduates, 119799 undergraduates and 93 diploma holders will be awarded on this occasion.

President Pranab Mukherjee will arrive on a maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, after his election as Head of the State in July this year, to attend the convocation ceremony of University of Kashmir.

He will hand over degrees and medals to outstanding scholars of the University on this occasion. He will be the Chief Guest on the occasion and will also deliver the convocation address. N N Vohra Governor J&K State and Chancellor University of Kashmir will preside over the convocation and Omar Abdullah Chief Minister of the J&K State and Pro -Chancellor University of Kashmir will be the guest of honour.

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