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Itanagar, Nov 29 – More than 1200 candidates across various disciplines are likely to receive their degrees in person during the 21st Annual Convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University, the lone central varsity in Arunachal Pradesh, at its Rono Hills (Doimukh) campus on November 30 (Thursday).

Besides, a total of 68 candidates, including 30 at the undergraduate level and 38 at the postgraduate level, would be awarded gold medals for their outstanding performances in their respective examinations, according to a communique from the university.

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt General (Retd) KT Parnaik, who is the Chief Rector of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), will grace the event as the chief guest and confer the degrees and the gold medals to the graduates.

Prof G D Sharma, President of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and Vice Chancellor of the University of Science & Technology in Meghalaya, will be delivering the Convocation Address, while Dr J Suresh Babu, the Chancellor of RGU, will preside over the function.

RGU Registrar Dr NT Rikam informed that in the academic semester 2022-2023, 7546 applicants participated in the Under Graduate examination, out of which 6186 students, accounting for 81.98% of the total, successfully passed the exam, while 1547 candidates took the postgraduate examination and 969 (62.64%) of them passed.

A total of 28 candidates successfully obtained their MPhil degree in the Master of Philosophy examination, while a total of 120 students, including 77 females, received their PhD degrees this year, setting a new record, the Registrar said.

Regarding the gold medals at undergraduate level, a total of 30 candidates, including 21 females, achieved this honour. A total of 38 candidates at the postgraduate level were awarded the gold medal for their outstanding performance, he said.