The Centenary Convocation 2020 of the University of Mysore which is going to be held on 19th October virtually will be addressed by PM Narendra Modi on October 19, 2020, Monday. Members of Syndicate and Academic Council, MPs, MLAs, MLCs, Statutory Officers, District Officers, Former Vice-Chancellors of the University, and students & parents will all witness the Convocation online.
The University was founded by visionary Maharaja of erstwhile Princely State of Mysore, His Highness Sri Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, and the then Diwan Sir M.V. Visvesvaraya. The Governor of Karnataka, along with other dignitaries of the University, would be present on the occasion. It was the Sixth University in the country and first in the State of Karnataka which was established in 1916 with a motto of ‘nothing equals knowledge’.