The convocation will be held on April 26th. British high commissioner Bharat Suresh Joshi will award degrees to successful students during the fifth convocation at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Jipmer) in the presence of institute president Maharaj Kishan Bhan and director T S Ravikumar at 10am on April 26.
368 undergraduate and postgraduate students and six PhD students will receive their degrees during the convocation.
A total of 287 students will receive the degrees in person.
Gold medals will be awarded to 63 undergraduate and postgraduate students including 32 girl students.
This will be the first convocation for MBBS students at Jipmer after it was declared an institution of national importance by an act of the Parliament with effect from July 14, 2008.
Established as ‘Ecole de Medicine de Pondichery’ by the French government in 1823, the institute was named Dhanvantri Medical College in 1956 and renamed after late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964.
Jipmer will complete 50 years in July this year.