Hyderabad: As many as 292 gold medals will be awarded to meritorious students during the 80th convocation ceremony of Osmania University (OU), which is scheduled to be held here on June 17 after a gap of six years.
A total of 2,896 PhD holders are eligible for award of degrees, out of which 1,800 have already received their degrees in absentia. Among the remaining 1,096, so far, 673 candidates have registered for taking the PhDs in person at the convocation ceremony.
Addressing the media here on Tuesday, OU Vice-Chancellor Prof. S Ramachandram said 800 candidates, who completed their PhDs, were expected to apply for the convocation, for which Tuesday is the last date. About 1,100 students, including PhD holders and gold medalists, were expected to take part in the ceremony, which would be held at the Tagore Auditorium on the campus, he said.
Governor and Chancellor of OU, ESL Narasimhan, will take part and present the gold medals to the students. Indian Institute of Chemical Technology director Dr. S Chandrasekhar will also attend the ceremony.
The VC urged participants to download their entry passes from the website from June 12 to 14 and collect invitation cards from the examination branch on June 15. Participants should avoid carrying their mobile phones and one person would be allowed to accompany a gold medalist, he said.
Stating that about 1,400 persons could be accommodated in the auditorium, Prof. Ramachandram said parents of participants would be seated outside the auditorium in a special arrangement with digital screens.
“The auditorium cannot accommodate everyone. So waterproof pandals will be set up outside the auditorium and parents can sit there,” he said.
The live webcast of the convocation can be viewed through the link http://OU80thconvocation.live.streams9.in