New Delhi: University of Agricultural science, Bengaluru (UAVS-B) will hold its 53rd convocation on March 25 for 1042 students. Breaking all the stereotypes women students have won the majority of gold medals this year. 

"A total of 1042 students are being conferred with various degrees, overall 21 Boys are sharing 39 Gold Medals while 40 Girls are receiving a total of 81 Gold Medals. Totally, 661 students will receive Bachelor’s Degrees, 309 students with Master’s Degrees and 72 students receive Doctoral Degrees, "said S Rajendra Prasad, vice-chancellor of UAVS-B while addressing the media on Saturday. 

In Phd : eight women and six men will be sharing 12 gold medals. 

In Master programmes: 21 women and eight boys will be awarded 20 university merits gold medals. 

In Undergraduate (UG) programmes: seven boys and 11 girls will be sharing a total of 51 gold medals   

"Among 76 agricultural universities across the country, Bengaluru's UAVs secured the first position in ICAR-JRF awards 2018 wherein 56 students qualified for JRF under programme category of Agricultural Sciences and also secured the Second Position with the award of JRF to seven students under Engineering and Technology category." Said Mahabaleshwar Hegde, registrar of the university. 

He also said, “University is planning to introduce paperless examinations by using “exam pad system” from the academic year 2019-20 to have more transparent and tamper-proof examinations. This is a student-friendly, environmental friendly and process friendly, enhancing accuracy, speed and quality of examinations and evaluations, besides reducing drudgery. There will be digital pads given to the students who will write on it which will be uploaded. The evaluators will be given computers where they will evaluate answer sheets. It would be no different from normal examination but just that it would be paperless." 

University of Agricultural science, Bengaluru (UAVS-B) has five campuses in Karnataka which offers six undergraduate, 22 master’s degree including MBA and 15 doctoral programmes