117 gold medals awarded

Among them were 46 Doctors of Philosophy (PhD), 272 postgraduates and 338 undergraduates from six disciplines. As many as 117 gold medals were awarded to 41 top-ranked students, the most prominent being Vidushi Rastogi who bagged a whopping 16 gold medals.

Vidushi, a native of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, bagged the medals for her stupendous performance in BSc (Agriculture). She is the daughter of Hari Krishna Rastogi, a manager with State Bank of India and Kanak Rastogi, a professor at Banaras Hindu University.

Vidushi scored 91.8 percent and is currently pursuing MSc (Plant Biotechnology) at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Other gold medalists are: Prashanth R (BSc in agriculture) and Amreen Taj (BSc in horticulture) - six gold medals each, Shashikiran A S and Shilpa C N (five gold medals each in MSc - agriculture).

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