Gold for 208 BU toppers

Nearly 70 per cent or 100 per cent of these medals will go to the fair sex, thus ensuring that girls continue their lead over boys in terms of academic achievement.

According to Vice Chancellor N Prabhu Dev, the convocation promises to be truly ‘glittering’ for the students. Among the gold medalists, 16 students belong to the SC/ST communities.

The convocation will be a far cry from the 42nd and the 45th ceremonies when not a single gold medal was awarded. The convocation ceremonies in 2008 and 2009 were also not ‘glitzy’ either as only one gold medal was given away.

Since 2005, convocation ceremonies have been rather 'short of glitter' at BU as only a handful of gold medals were awarded. The university spent Rs 24 lakh on the gold medals, Dev told reporters on Saturday.

To a query on the proposed central consortium of City-based premier institutes of national importance, Dev said that the draft proposal was finalised three days ago and it would be sent to the Governor (Chancellor of the university) for his assent. Twelve premier institutes will be part of this hub.

 Of the 43,429 students eligible to get degrees, 29,252 have applied. The convocation certificate has a high resolution design with gold hot foiling on the logo. The monogram is visible under ultraviolet light and the border strip is visible when superimposed on a film. It carries the candidate’s colour photograph and has a 2D barcode for the first time in India.

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