In a bizarre move, Bangalore University gave its toppers cash instead of gold medals.
In some cases, the cash award was as low as Rs. Fifty Eight.
Amrutha Venkatesh, a BSc student of MES College, who had won nine gold medals, sounded upset: “It was sad to receive a cash prize. They gave me Rs7,000 which I can spend in a minute. They could have given me at least one gold medal instead of nine, which I could have preserved for life.”