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Two thirds of the PU Phd scholars are women

  26-Apr-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

Women have again shown an outstanding performance in the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees.

Pu held its 68th Convocation and bagged two-thirds (67%) of the 493 doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees. In comparison to 330 women, only 163 men will receive the doctorate degree. Last year, too, 69% of the scholars were women.

The chief guest is Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the varsity chancellor. The Punjab governor and UT administrator VP Singh Badnore will be present during the convocation at the Gymnasium Hall on the campus.

Indian Space Research Organisation chairman Dr K Sivan will be conferred with Vigyan Rattan on the occasion.

The highest number of PhD scholars accounts from the sciences, with 69 girls and 25 boys. In arts, the number of women and men was 35 and 15 respectively, 13 women were from the biomedical sciences.

The scales were even only in fine arts course, with 4 men and an equal number of girls yet to receive their PhD degrees. Also, out of the 244 scholars who got their PhD degrees last year, 149 were women while 95 were men.

16 Indian states and international students from Iran (16), Myanmar (1) and Thailand (1) will also receive PhD degrees.

Punjab leads with 200 doctorates, followed by Chandigarh (88), Haryana (73) and Himachal Pradesh (65). While 174 degrees are for science, 95 are for arts, 72 for education, 48 for languages, 29 for law, 26 for engineering and technology, 21 for business management and commerce, 17 for pharmaceutical sciences and 11 for design and fine arts faculties.

Meanwhile, 527 students will receive undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well and 340 will be awarded merit certificates, medals and cash prizes in various categories.

Source: Hindustantimes, Indiatoday.in