Honorary Doctorate from the SPMVV for the Telugu writer Volga
Tirupati: The famous Telugu writer and poet P Lalitha Kumari, popularly known as the Volga, will receive the honorary doctorate of Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) at his 18th convocation to be held on August 25. During a virtual press meeting held on Monday, Vice Chancellor Professor D Jamuna said Volga will also be the speaker and deliver the keynote address.
Due to the pandemic situation and the underlying Covid standards, the VC said the convocation will be held in hybrid mode. While only doctoral students will be presented with diplomas in person, all other diplomas, medals and prizes will be handed out online and given to them at a later date.
She said Governor and Chancellor Biswabhusan Harichandan will virtually chair the convocation while Education Minister Dr Audimulapu Suresh will be present from the university itself. For the first time, NRI students will receive their diplomas. The first international doctoral student Meenakshi Anipindhi from the United States will receive her degree in person.
On this occasion, the university will award a total of 150 gold medals in Sciences, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology for three years from 2017-2019. Likewise, 31 book prizes will be awarded. Out of 216 doctorates in social sciences and sciences, 135 applicants will receive them in person.
In total, the university will award 3,054 degrees in various disciplines since the last convocation held in March 2017. Mentioning the achievements of the university, the VC said that SPMVV-TOCIC (TePP Outreach-cum-Cluster Innovation Center) has been placed first among the 12 centers for three consecutive years.
In addition, it is the only state university to obtain funding for the TOCIC-PRISM national level program from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) at 12 centers in India, the majority of which are central institutes like the CSIR and IITs.
Rector Prof D Sarada, Registrar Prof DM Mamatha, Prof C Vani, Prof T Sobha Rani and others were also present on the occasion.