TU Awards Gold Medals to SC, ST Toppers

Published: 25th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th January 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

TUMAKURU:Tumkur University (TU) has set a new precedent by instituting separate gold medals for students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Tribes and the physically challenged in a bid to boost the morale of these students.

Writer-Baraguru-Ramachandra.jpgMadhugiri MLA and president of Tumkur District Central Cooperative (TDCC) Bank K N Rajanna took the initiative of instituting the system of awarding medals to these students following the advice of auditor Ramachandra.

Rajanna contributed Rs 37 lakh to TU of which Rs 32 lakh was meant for gold medals and Rs 5 lakh for endowment lectures.

Governor and Chancellor of Tumkur University Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala presented gold medals to 73 students of various departments of which 28 medals were awarded to SC, ST students and a physically challenged student, Shreedhara T S. All the students received the TDCC sponsored gold medals.

Vice-Chancellor A H Rajasab said out of 8,507 students who received degrees, 12.3 per cent belonged to the general category and the rest were SC, STs and OBCs.

The university is imparting higher education to the rural masses with poor economic backgrounds, Rajasab added.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp