Lucknow: President Ram Nath Kovind will be the chief guest at King George’s Medical University’s (KGMU) 16th convocation day on December 21, officials announced on Saturday .
In the convocation KGMU will be awarding 44 exemplary MBBS, postgraduate and super-specialty students with medals and honours.
This is the first time that KGMU’s convocation will be held both online and offline, following COVID protocol. The university released the names of the awardees on Friday night.
“The President will be joining the university directly from Rashtrapati Bhavan. He will address the students online,” said KGMU spokesperson Dr Sudhir Singh said here on Saturday.
Governor Anandiben Patel and medical education minister Suresh Khanna will also be part of the event.
Of the 44 medal winners this year, 19 are female students, including the topper of bachelor of dental sciences. Two awards for lifetime achievement will also be given to eminent faculty members– Dr RC Ahuja for 2019 and Dr RK Saran for 2020.
To maintain social distancing, seating arrangement will be made in three different areas, with the medal winner seated in the main hall, the graduating students in another and faculty members in another but connected to each other virtually.
The university’s convocation day will be followed by its foundation day on December 22 when Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest.