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1914.-Gopi Prasad Banerji, B.Sc., Canning College, Lucknow.
EMPRESS VICTORIA READERSHIP.
In April, 1909, the President of the Queen Victoria Memorial Fund Committee, Agra Branch, handed over to the University of Allahabad, in trust, a sum of Rs. 76,000 or whatever may be the residue of the Fund, together with whatever interest may accrue thereon, hereafter, for the purpose of founding a Readership to be called "The Empress Victoria Readership" on the following conditions, viz :—
1. That upon the deposit receipts maturing, the said sum be invested by the University as far as practicable in Government Promissory Notes.
2. That out of the income of the said investment one and more than one, if the income permits, Readership to be known as the Empress Victoria Readership be
The said Readership or Readerships shall be
(a) tenable for three years;
(6) awarded to such students as the Syndicate may select out of those who may have passed the examination for the Degree of Master of Science or a higher degree in Science of the said University within three years preceding the date when the Readership is awarded;
(c) the value of the Readership shall be Rs. 100 per
3. The holder of the said Readership shall be required to pursue his studies and carry on researches in Science at a College to be approved by the Syndicate and he shall during the said term translate into Hindi or Urdu and print either a work on Science approved by Syndicate or prepare an original book in the branch of the Science studied by him and supply the University 100 copies at cost price.
4. That the Syndicate may in any special case extend the term of Readership for such period not exceeding two years as it may think fit or re-appoint him for another term of three years.
5. That the residue of the income of the said investment shall be allowed to accumulate and be invested, and whenever the income of the original investment or the said investment, together with its accumulation, is sufficient to establish additional Readerships of equivalent value, such additional Readerships shall be established on the lines laid down herein.
6. Candidates to whom the said Readerships are awarded shall be required to execute a bond in terms to be approved by the Syndicate undertaking to pursue their studies and carry on researches and to translate or prepare an original work in Science, in Urdu or Hindi. If the Syndicate is satisfied that the holder of a Readership is not carrying out his undertaking in a satisfactory manner, or if he resigns the Readership before the expiration of the term without any sufficient cause, the Syndicate may require him to refund the money drawn by him as a Reader, or may dismiss him for the remainder of the term and appoint any other suitable person in his place.
1910.-Babu Salik Ram Tandon, M.Sc., resigned 19th July,
1912.-Babu Salig Ram Bhargava, M.Sc., term expired in July
1913.-Babu Kshetra Pada Chatterjee, M.Sc., resigned March
1916.-Babu Dhirendra Nath Sinha, M.Sc. resigned 1st May,
THE SINCLAIR PRIZE.
The President of the " Sinclair Memorial Committee " offered to the University of Bombay the sum of Rs. 1,500 in Government 4 per cent. Promissory Notes for the foundation of an annual Prize in memory of the late Robert Sharpe Sinclair, M.A., LL.D., the first Director of Public Instruction, Berar, and for several years previously
the Registrar of this University to be awarded to the candidate who at Matriculation passes the best examination in Sanskrit or Persian from a High School in Berar.*
At the annual meeting of the Senate, held on the 19th December, 1877, the offer was accepted with the best thanks of the Senate.
The Prize will be awarded in accordance with the following Regulations:
(1) A Prize to be called "The Sinclair Prize" of the value of Rs. 50 shall be awarded annually at the Matriculation to the candidate from a High School in Berar who passes with the highest number of marks in Sanskrit or Persian.
(2) The name of the successful candidate will be published with the list of the candidates who pass the Matriculation Examination.
(3) Whenever the Prize is not awarded, the interest of the endowment shall be applied by the Syndicate in such way as may appear to them best fitted for furthering the purposes of the endowment.
*The Province of Berar, having been defined by the Governor-General in Council under Section 27 of the Indian Universities Act of 1904 as belonging to the territorial limits of the University of Allahabad, the Senate of the Bombay University at its meeting, held on the 22nd August, 1905, passed the following resolution in regard to the transference of the Prize to the authorities of that University :
"The Senate is prepared to hand over the Government Promissory Notes of Rs. 1,700 held by this University in connection with the Sinclair Prize Endowment to the authorities of the Allahabad University on that University taking the necessary action to authorise the Bombay Senate to do so, and that, in that event, the Regulations in respect of the Prize be deleted."
The Allahabad University having undertaken the responsibility of awarding the "Sinclair Prize" on the lines laid down by the University of Bombay, vide Syndicate Resolution No. 161, dated 8th August, 1911, the latter University transferred the Promissory Notes belonging to the said Fund to this Uniyersity on 4th November, 1911.
SIR HENRY RICHARD'S GOLD MEDAL. In November, 1912, Lala Gauri Shankar, of Khurja, Chief Contractor, University Senate Hall Building, placed at the disposal of the Allahabad University a sum of Rs. 1,200 (now invested in 3 per cent. Government Promissory Notes), in order to found a Gold Medal to be called the "Sir Henry Richard's Gold Medal," to be awarded annually to the student who stands first in the Final LL. B. Examination of the University.