The Osmania University will hold convocation in October and accordingly the varsity authorities on
Thursday net Governor ESL Narasimhan who is also Chancellor of the varsity seeking his appointment. The varsity has proposed to conduct convocation either on October 4, 5 or 6. "The Governor has asked us to send a proposal and the varsity will send the same in couple of days. Later on, a date will be finalized," a senior official said.
The convocation ceremony is likely to be a low key affair. Ministers and political leaders may not get an invite from the administration. The university is planning to invite Tata Group, Chairman, N Chandra sekaran or Indian Space Research Organization, Chairman, K Sivan or University Grants Com- mission (UGC), Chairman Prof DP Singh as the chief guest for the ceremony.
The varsity administration is making arrangements for holding the event at recently renovated Tagore Auditorium. About 1,600 candidates are likely to be awarded PhD degrees during the convocation. The administration is also planning to present about 600 gold medals for students who secured merit in their respective streams. "Now on, the convocation will be held every year as per the UGC guide lines," a senior official said.
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