Delhi University opens nominations for Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal Award

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Delhi University is the proud craftsman of many geniuses and multi-talented personalities. From our current Defense and Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley to CWG Gold Medalist Shooter Mansher Singh, Delhi University boasts of its impeccable students and alumni. Acknowledging the efforts and achievements of exceptional students in the fields of sports and extra-curricular activities, DU awards Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal every year at the annual university convocation to such outstanding students.

Based on General Proficiency including conduct of the student and participation in Sports and Extra Curricular Activities, the recipient of the medal is decided upon by the Standing Committee of the University of Delhi. Any student, with at least one degree from the University of Delhi with a minimum 60% marks and exceptional performance in Sports or Extra Curricular Activities may fill up a proforma and submit it to the Head of the Institution. The latter, after thorough evaluation at Departmental and College level would send one suitable entry only. The form is available on the University of Delhi website and requires details about all Inter-College/ Inter-University/ Inter-State/ National/ International participations.

Named after the former President of India, the medal aims to regard and appreciate the performance of the students in co-curricular activities. A copy of the certificates of participation of all the activities mentioned in the form need to be produced by the applicant whenever required. The applicant should have participated in National/ International Sports events or equivalent Extra-Curricular Activities along with Academic excellence. The last day for the respective Heads of the Institutions to submit their recommended application for the nomination of a candidate is Friday, 17th October 2014, addressed to the Dean of Examinations.

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