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Indore: Girl students to take away most of gold medals

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Indore: Continuing the tradition, girl students would again be taking away most of the medals during convocation this year at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV).

A closer look at the list of medals revealed that girl students would get more than 205 medals, including 180 gold and 28 silver medals, during convocation ceremony.

This year, the DAVV has clubbed convocation ceremonies of session 2012-13 and 2013-14 as last year convocation could not be held due to poor health of the then Chancellor Ramnaresh Yadav.


Total 274 medals and 61 PhD degrees would be awarded during the ceremony. For session 2012-13, as many as 123 gold and 16 silver medals would be given away. Of these, nearly 90 girls would be awarded gold and 14 silver medals while boys would receive the remaining medals.

Similarly for session 2013-14, a total of 119 gold and 16 silver medals would be awarded during the convocation. Of these, at least 90 girls would take away gold and 14 silver medals while boys would get 26 gold and two silver medals. Decision on two gold medals is yet to be taken.

Index Medical College and Research Centre student Isha Sharma has clinched five gold and two silver medals on the basis of her academic performance in session 2012-13.

She has won gold medal for being the topper of MBBS programme besides fetching gold and silver medals in scoring highest marks in different subjects.

BE student Utkarsh Agrawal has won four gold medals for topping 2013 batch and scoring highest marks in different subjects followed by Eliza Kapadia who won three gold and one silver medal and Honey Patangya who won three gold medals.

Similarly, MBBS student Ritu Bansal has won four gold and two silver medals on the basis of her academic performance in session 2013-14 followed by Anshu Hirani of BE course who has clinched four gold medals.

Girl students have been outsmarting their male counterparts in academics for past many years but they have now taken a significant lead in medals also.

Vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad said that it was nice to hear that girl students would be getting more medals than boys at the university which is named after Devi Ahilya Bai.

Chancellor Omprakash Kohli would preside over the convocation ceremony while GLA University (Mathur) vice chancellor DS Chauhan would be chief guest. Minister of state for Higher Education Sanjay Pathak and Mayor Malini Gaud would be special guest.

2013 batch

  • MBBS student Isha Sharma to get five gold and two silver medals
  • BE student Utkarsh Agrawal to get four gold medals

2014 batch

  • MBBS student Ritu Bansal to get four gold and two silver medals
  • Anshu Hirani to get four gold medals