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Dr S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal - University of Mysore [Reinstitution]



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Crawford Hall,

University of Mysore

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   Dr S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal 

for student scoring highest marks


Ancient Indian History


Cultutral 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.


Dr S. Srikanta Sastri Gold Medal - University of Mysore Srikanthika - Felicitation Book Crawford Hall, University of Mysore HH Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, Chancellor of University of Mysore inaugurating Centenary Celebrations of Maharaja College, Mysore

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HH Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, Chancellor of University of Mysore inaugurating Centenary Celebrations of Maharaja College, Mysore


L-R: T.T.Sharma, Dr S.R.Rao, Smt Nagarathnamma (Dr S.Srikanta Sastri's wife), Dr S.Srikanta Sastri, Dr D.Javaregowda (then Vice Chancellor of University of Mysore), Dr T.V.Mahalingam (Prof of Ancient History-University of Madras), Dr B.Sheikh Ali (H.o.D of departtment of History-University of Mysore)

S. Srikanta Sastri Felicitation Function