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Thumbay Moideen , Ronald Colaco, Prakash Shetty to get hon. doctorate from Mangalore University

Thumbay Moideen , Ronald Colaco, Prakash Shetty to get hon. doctorate from Mangalore University

Mangaluru, June 14, 2024: The 42nd annual convocation of Mangalore University is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 15th, at the Mangala Auditorium located within the university campus in Mangalore. Professor Sachin Chaturvedi, the Director-General of Research and Information System for Developing Countries, will grace the occasion as the chief guest.


During this prestigious event, Mangalore University will confer honorary doctorate degrees upon prominent individuals including Dubai-based NRI Businessman and Philanthropist Dr. Ronald Colaco, Founder President of MRG Group Prakash Shetty, and Founder President of Thumbay Group Dr. Thumbay Moideen. This announcement was made during a press conference held by the university on Friday.

The convocation will see the awarding of 155 Doctor of Philosophy degrees, distributed across various disciplines: Arts (51), Science (73), Commerce (26), and Education (5). Among the recipients, 60 (38.70%) are women and 95 (61.29%) are men, including 18 men and 4 women who are foreign nationals. Additionally, there will be 58 Gold Medals and 57 Cash Prizes, with two Gold Medals being converted into cash prizes. The convocation will also recognize 168 Ranks, with 72 students achieving 1st rank, distributed across Postgraduate (52) and Undergraduate (20) programs in Arts (31), Science & Technology (75), Commerce (41), and Education (21).

The event will be presided over by His Excellency Sri Thawar Chand Gehlot, the Governor of Karnataka and the Chancellor of the University, who will confer degrees to all the candidates. Dr. M.C. Sudhakar, Minister for Higher Education, Government of Karnataka and the Pro-Chancellor of the University, will also be in attendance to grace the occasion.

Statistics reveal that out of 3,094 PG students who passed, 839 (27.10%) are male and 2,255 (72.90%) are female. Similarly, at the U.G. level, out of 18,225 candidates who passed, 6,639 (36.50%) are male and the remaining 11,586 (63.60%) are female. Overall, out of the total 21,319 candidates who passed, 8,097 (38.00%) are male (with a pass percentage of 65.20%) and 13,841 (65.00%) are female (with a pass percentage of 81.30%).

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