The Karnataka Governor is to preside over the 6th Convocation of University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur which is scheduled to be held at the university auditorium on 28th May.
While addressing a media at the university campus Prakash M. Salimath, Vice-Chancellor of the university said. “Vajubhai Vala, the Governor of Karnataka and Chancellor of the University will preside over the event.”
The other dignitaries that will be present there will be “S.L. Mehta, former Vice-Chancellor of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, former Deputy Director-General (Education), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. They will alos deliver convocation address.
Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister of State for Agriculture and Pro-Chancellor of the university, will alos be present in the convocation..
While elaborating the details B.V. Patil, Director of Education, said, “ At the function we will award degree certificates to students -Undergraduate degree certificates for 213 students, postgraduate degree certificates for 107 students and doctoral degree certificates for 22 students. We also award 39 gold medals — 17 for undergraduates, 13 for postgraduate students and nine for doctoral degree holders.”
D.M. Chandargi, Registrar of the university, said that Smitha K., undergraduate student, has topped with four gold medals — UAS, Raichur, Gold Medal, Dr. A.S. Hadimani Gold Medal, Sri Veeranagowda Patil Hireyerdihal Memorial Gold Medal and Dr. V.B. Nadagowda Gold Medal — for her outstanding academic performance.
“In 2014-15, 12 students had secured ICAR Junior Research Fellowship, 3 students had passed GATE Fellowship, 5 Ph.D students obtained INSPIRE Fellowship of Science and Technology, 4 students got Fellowship from International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Eeleven students got Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship by University Grants Commission, 2 secured Maulana Azad National Fellowship, 4 students were awarded the Dow Agro-Sciences Fellowship,” said Patil further while giving the performance of the students.
The Vice Chanchelor also said, “UAS- Raichur always has been in the forefront in developing crop production and protection and agricultural engineering technologies. “In 2014-15, five high yielding and stress resilient varieties/ hybrids, including IET-19251, an early maturing rice variety which is suitable for water-scarce areas, are released for the benefit of farmers in the country ,” he disclosed further..
Basave Gowda, Special Officer of Seed Unit and S.K. Meti, Director of Extension, were also present in the media breifing.