Mangaluru: The 42nd annual convocation program of Mangalore University will be held on June 15 Saturday here at the Mangala auditorium in the universities campus in Mangalore.

Professor Sachin Chaturvedi director general of research and information system for developing countries New Delhi will be the chief guest of the event.

During the event the university will award on the doctorate to Dubai-based prominent NRI Businessman and Philanthropist Dr. Ronald Colaco, Founder Presidet of MRG Group Prakash Shetty, and Founder President of Thumbay Group Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the university announced in a press conference on Friday.

During the convocation Mangalore University will award 155 Doctor of Philosophy degrees (Arts 51, Science 73, Commerce 26 and Education 05). Out of 155 P6D candidates, 60(38.70%) are women candidates and 95 161.29%) are men candidates, in this 18 men and 04 female are foreign nationals. There are 58 Gold Medals and 57 Cash Prizes Two Gold medals have been converted into cash prizes. There are 168 Ranks, out of which 72 students are 1" rank holders (P.G-52 & UG-20: Arts- 31; Science & Technology-75 Commerce 41; Education 211.

Governor of Karnataka and the Chancellor of the University His Excellency Sri Thawar Chand Gehlot will preside and confer the degrees to all the candidates. Dr. M.C. Sudhakar, Minister for Higher Education, Government of Karnataka and the Pro-Chancellor of the University will be participate and grace the occasion.

Out of 3,094 PG. students who have passed, 839 (27.10%) are boys and 2,255 (72.90%) are girls. Similarly at the U.G. level, out of 18,225 candidates who passed, 6,639 (36.50%) are boys and the remaining 11,586 (63.60%) are girls. With regard to the gender composition, out of 21,319 total number of candidates who passed, 8,097 (38.00%) are boys (Pass percentage of boys 65.20%) and 13,841 (65.00%) are girls (Pass percentage of girls 81.30%).

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Mumbai, Jul 22: A speeding Audi car, driven by a man allegedly in an inebriated state, rammed into two stationary autorickshaws in Mumbai's Mulund area on Monday, leaving four persons injured, police said.

The police arrested the accused, Dattatray Gore (43), a resident of Kanjurmarg, from his sister's house after he fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind, an official said.

The incident occurred around 6.15 am on Dumping Road, and the police later impounded the high-end car, he said.

The car rammed into two stationary autorickshaws, injuring two drivers and as many passengers. Their condition is said to be stable, the official said.

The police collected the accused's blood sample and sent it to Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory. It was found that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, he said.

A case has been registered under relevant provisions of the Bhartiya Nyay Sanhita (BNS) and Motor Vehicle Act, the official said.

This incident follows a recent accident in Worli, where a BMW fatally struck a woman riding as a pillion on a two-wheeler.