PU convocation: Two-thirds scholars who’ll get PhD degrees are women
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the varsity chancellor, will be the chief guestUpdated: Apr 27, 2019 22:23 IST
Panjab University (PU) will hold its 68th annual convocation on Sunday.
This year, too, women scholars have outshined men by bagging two-thirds (67%) of the 493 doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees. In comparison to 330 women, only 163 men will receive the doctorate degree. Last year, too, 69% of the scholars were women.
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the varsity chancellor, will be the chief guest, while Punjab governor and UT administrator VP Singh Badnore will be present during the convocation at the Gymnasium Hall on the campus.
Indian Space Research Organisation chairman Dr K Sivan will be conferred with Vigyan Rattan on the occasion.
Apart from scholars from 16 Indian states, international students from Iran (16), Myanmar (1) and Thailand (1) will also receive PhD degrees.
Among the states, Punjab leads with 200 doctorates, followed by Chandigarh (88), Haryana (73) and Himachal Pradesh (65). While 174 degrees are for science, 95 are for arts, 72 for education, 48 for languages, 29 for law, 26 for engineering and technology, 21 for business management and commerce, 17 for pharmaceutical sciences and 11 for design and fine arts faculties.
Meanwhile, 527 students will receive undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well and 340 will be awarded merit certificates, medals and cash prizes in various categories.
First Published: Apr 27, 2019 22:09 IST