The ninth release function saw the release of a coin commemorating the on Centenary Year of Mysore University.
This would be second instance where a University centenary year is commemorated. The first being Banaras University.
The coin and the details of the set are;
The University of Mysore state university in Mysore,Karnataka, India. The university was founded during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore. It opened on July 27, 1916. Its first chancellor was the Maharaja of Mysore; the first Vice Chancellor was H. V. Nanjundaiah. The university became the first outside of the Britain administration in India, it is the sixth oldest university in India as a whole, and the first in Karnataka.
The university encompasses 122 affiliated colleges and five constituent colleges (forming an aggregate of 53,000 students). In addition, the university has 37 postgraduate departments, eight specialized research and training centers, and two postgraduate centers that together offer a total of about 55 regular academic programs to 3,500 students. It also runs a number of employment-oriented diploma courses and certificate programs.
TheMysore University Library comprises over 800,000 books, 2,400 journal titles, and 100,000 volumes of journals. The main campus features an amphitheater, an auditorium, a swimming pool, and hostel accommodations for men and women.
The official correspondenceFinMin is issuing a Commemorative Coin of Rs.100/- and a Circulation Coin of Rs.5/- to mark the occasion. Congrats 2 University of Mysore 2— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) May 2, 2016
The Crawford Hall used on the coin.
Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5