Son of a daily wage labourer, Md. Hyder Baba, was among the six students of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Basar, in Nirmal district who got a gold medal (Civil Engineering).
He along with Banothu Aveen Kumar (Chemical Engineering), Mandha Rajani (Computer Science and Engineering), Katoj Praveen Kumar (Electronics and Communications Engineering), Shaik Rashu (Mechanical Engineering) and Ungarla Prem Kumar (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) were presented gold medals at the third convocation of the RGUKT held at the College auditorium on Saturday.
The pass percentage in the six categories was on the higher side with 60 students of the 73 appearing for Chemical Engineering passing the course. Similarly, 173 of the 181 appearing for Civil Engineering, 175 of the 190 appearing for the Computer Science and Engineering, 181 of the 187 appearing for the Electronics and Communications Engineering, 183 of the 188 appearing for Mechanical Engineering and 115 of the 119 appearing for Metallurgical and Materials Engineering graduated and were given away their degree certificates.
RGUKT Vice Chancellor A. Ashok delivered the convocation report and welcome address while Director of IIT Hyderabad U.B. Desai delivered the convocation address.
Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari inaugurated the administrative block building on the RGUKT premises.