RGUHS convocation tomorrow

The 19th convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences will be held on Thursday at the Nimhans Convention Centre.

Director of the Genetics Centre, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Dr H G Sharatchandra would deliver the convocation address while Minister for Medical Education Dr Sharan Prakash Patil would participate in the event.

Dr K S Ravindranath, vice chancellor, RGUHS said that in all, 26,698 students would receive their certificates. Of these, 69 students have bagged gold medals. In all, 109 gold medals and nine cash prizes would be given to students this year.

Dr Deepa, a student of JJM Medical College, Davangere has bagged five gold medals and one cash prize. Dr B N Swathimuttu, a student of Hassan Sri Dharmasthala Ayurveda Medical College bagged five gold medals.

Retired professor of medicine Dr Kutupadi Govinda Das and US-based cardiologist of Indian origin Dr Govindaraj Subramani have been conferred 'Doctor of Science' degree.

Dr Ravindranath said authorities would try to shift the university to Ramanagaram by the next academic year. At present, the engineering block of the university has been shifted to Kandaya Bhavana in Ramanagaram.
DH News Service

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