The Osmania University (OU) will hold its 80th convocation on June 17. The convocation is being held for the first time since the formation of Telangana State. The last convocation was conducted in February 2013.

Governor and OU Chancellor ESL Narasimhan, and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Director, S Chandrasekhar are slated to take part in the event which will be held at Tagore Auditorium.

A total of 260 gold medals will be awarded during the convocation ceremony. The university is expecting 700 to 800 applications out of 2,600 eligible PhD holders for the award of degrees.

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Given the huge number of eligible students, the OU has decided to confer PhD degrees on students in person while the rest will be given in absentia.

“Several PhD holders have already taken their degrees. We are making arrangements for all the eligible PhD holders. As last convocation was held in February 2013, huge number of gold medals have piled up. This time, all the gold medals will be presented and from the next year the convocation ceremony will be streamlined,” Prof. S Ramachandram, Vice-Chancellor, OU told #KhabarLive.

Online confirmation is being taken from students to ascertain number of participants in the convocation, the VC said, adding that seating arrangement will also be provided to students online.

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“Tagore auditorium has capacity for 1,500 persons and additional 300 chairs can be arranged. Students have to sit according to their seat arrangement provided to them online,” the VC said.

Meanwhile, the varsity has invited online applications for conferment of degrees, diplomas and gold medals on successful candidates in the examinations from July 2012 to June 2018. The PhD degrees awarded up to June 11, 2019 will also be considered.

The online application process has commenced from May 15. Further details including the list of gold medal lists can be accessed from website #KhabarLive

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