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New Commemorative coin on “University of Mysore- Centenary Celebration 1916-2016 ”

December 23, 2016 Published by admin

New Commemorative coin on “University of Mysore- Centenary Celebration 1916-2016 ”

100th anniversary of Mysore University

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah released a commemorative of Rs 100 coin and a Rs 5 coin to commemorate “Centenary celebration of the University of Mysore” on 23rd December, 2016 at the Crawford Hall.

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The University of Mysore is a public state university in Mysore, Karnataka, India. The university was founded during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore. It opened on 27 July 1916. Its first chancellor was the Maharaja of Mysore; the first Vice-Chancellor was H. V. Nanjundaiah. The university became the first outside of the British administration in India, the sixth in India as a whole, and the first in Karnataka. It is a state university of the affiliating type, and became autonomous on 3 March 1956, when it gained recognition from the University Grants Commission.

The university encompasses 122 affiliated colleges and five constituent colleges (forming an aggregate of 53,000 students). In addition, the university has 37 postgraduate departments, eight specialised research and training centres, and two postgraduate centres that together offer a total of about 55 regular academic programs to 3,500 students. It also runs a number of employment-oriented diploma courses and certificate programs.

The Mysore University Library comprises over 800,000 books, 2,400 journal titles, and 100,000 volumes of journals. The main campus features an amphitheater, an auditorium, a swimming pool, and hostel accommodations for men and women. As of July 2013, the University of Mysore was accredited “Grade A” by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), while its academic staff was ranked amongst the top 5 across India.