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Varsity to form elite club

india Updated: Sep 24, 2006 00:05 IST
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LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY (LU) has decided to form a Toppers Academy in the varsity. Toppers of the 2005-06 session will be part of this body and LU V-C will be the chairman while dean Students Welfare will be the Convener of this Academy.

All students who secured top three positions in the first, second and final year of any undergraduate and first and second year postgraduate degree programme in 2005-06 can be members of this academy.

The body will be given an opportunity to interact with academic and professional dignitaries visiting the campus. Moreover, they will also have an opportunity to visit foreign universities under students exchange programmes. Registration work for this body has started. All those who qualify to become a member need to register themselves with the Dean, Students Welfare.

They should give a duly forwarded application, along with copy of mark sheet, to the DSW office by the September 27. The toppers academy will be launched formally at a function to be held on September 28 at 6 PM in the MBA Auditorium wherein LU V-C will address all members. LU had formally announced setting up of the academy at the I-Day function this year.

In an official communiqué, IPPR director Dr Manoj Dixit said: “It is a global practice in top academic institutions to create a body of top students which will be the forum for an interface of the university.  Meritorious students will have an opportunity to interact with eminent academics, professionals and the corporate world at the national and international level.”