As many as 682 students were awarded at the 63rd annual convocation of Panjab University held at PU on Sunday. Nearly 90 percent of those who were awarded at the ceremony were female students.
Punjab governor and Chandigarh administrator Shivraj V Patil presided over the function held at Gymnasium Hall at PU campus. The university also bestowed an honorary doctorate of science to Padma Bhushan awardee and mathematician RP Bambah, while eminent writer Gurdial Singh was given a doctorate in literature.
The event also saw the Udyog Rattan award given to industrialists Sukhdev and FC Kohli, while scientists Nitya Anand and Girish Sahni were given the Vigyan Rattan award.
Congratulating students, he said that receiving degrees should not put an end to the process of learning and exhorted them to not to only acquire classroom knowledge but also apply their own minds.
Stating that the academic year was very important for PU, vice-chancellor AK Grover as the Times Higher Education World University had ranked the varsity as number one in the country. He also said that university had identified the areas where it needed to improve upon and the university was working on that.