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Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal - University of Mysore

Updated: Mar 22



Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal for student scoring highest marks in Ancient Indian History or Cultural History of Karnataka (in M. A. Course). Prof S. Srikanta Sastri, the well-known Historian was felicitated by the then Vice Chancellor Prof D. Javare Gowda at University of Mysore on 15.01.1973 in Humanities auditorium, Manasa Gangotri, Mysore. This grand function was attended by such luminaries as Dr S. R. Rao, Sri Thi. Tha. Sharma, Dr M. Sheikh Ali, Dr T. V. Venkatachala Sastry and Dr B. R. Gopal. The Festschrift “Srikanthika” was released by Dr T. V. Mahalingam – the renowned Professor of History from Madras University. Dr S. Srikanta Sastri was presented with a purse of Rs. 75,000.00/-, which he immediately presented back to the University of Mysore to institute a Gold Medal for the student scoring the highest marks in “Ancient Indian History” (M. A. History) or “Cultural History of Karnataka” (M. A. Kannada) during the academic year. “Dr S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal” was first given in 1974 and the last student to receive was Sri Pranesh Koulagi (M. A. in Kannada) in 2004. The University of Mysore had exhausted the corpus fund and hence no student was given Gold Medal after 2004.


Prof S. Naganath, second son of Dr S. Srikanta Sastri after a long-drawn correspondence with the University of Mysore, managed to obtain the above information through RTI (Right To Information Act). The Assistant Registrar (Administration), University of Mysore addressed a letter to Prof S. Naganath dated 27.01.2017 requesting him to deposit Rs. 1,00,000.00/- with the Finance Officer, so that “Dr S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal” could be revived.


Prof S. Naganath presented to The Assistant Registrar, University of Mysore a Demand Draft drawn on Canara Bank, Mysore for a sum of Rs. 1,00,000.00/- dated 27.03.2017 (Demand Draft No.: 314100 purchased from Canara Bank, Saraswathipuram Branch, Mysore 570009). The Former Treasurer of the Felicitation Committee Prof K. T. Veerappa – Retired Director of Prasaranga presented the amount of Rs. 1,00,000.00/- to University of Mysore on behalf of the family on 27.03.2017.


Finally, this Gold Medal will be awarded to a deserving student during the centenary year of the University of Mysore (2016 – 17) in the convocation. This is a fitting tribute to Dr S. Srikanta Sastri who wanted to encourage excellence and research in higher education.




List of Dr S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal Winners from University of Mysore


Dr S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal - awarded to students studying M. A. in Ancient Indian History and Archaeology at University of Mysore.


1.

H. S. Gopala Rao



Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal Certificate Presented to Dr. H. S. Gopala Rao (1985) from University of Mysore
Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal Certificate Presented to Dr. H. S. Gopala Rao (1985) from University of Mysore

Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal (1985) presented to Dr. H. S. Gopala Rao
Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal (1985) presented to Dr. H. S. Gopala Rao

Dr. H. S. Gopala Rao - Recipient of Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal (1985)
Dr. H. S. Gopala Rao - Recipient of Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal (1985)

2.

Ms. Riddhi Joshi

awarded Gold Medal on 22 March 2022



Ms. Riddhi Joshi - Winner of Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal from University of Mysore (22 March 2022)
Ms. Riddhi Joshi - Winner of Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal

2.

Ms. Saubhagya Handral (from Sirsi)

awarded Gold Medal on 18 Oct 2023


Ms. Saubhagya Handral - Winner of Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal from University of Mysore (18 Oct 2023)
Ms. Saubhagya Handral - Winner of Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal

Ms. Saubhagya Handral - Winner of Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal from University of Mysore (18 Oct 2023)
Ms. Saubhagya Handral - Winner of Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal

4.

M. S. Hanirudha (from Tiruchanapally)

awarded Gold Medal on 03 March 2024







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