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1886... The Application of Modern Discoveries in No Essay received.
Chemistry to Indian Farming. 1887... The History of the Rise and Progress of Ditto.
Village Communities in Western India. 1888... Can the Organization of credit as lately in- Ditto.
troduced into European countries be use
fully employed for the development of
Manufactures and Agriculture in India ? 1889... Nana Phadnavis
Medal not awarded. 1890... The Influence of the Introduction of Euro- Pestanji Sorabji St Xa
pean Arts on Cotton Manufacture in Kotval, B.A. vier's,
Western India. 1891... Nana Phadnavis
Markand Nandshan- Elphinkar Metha, B.A.
stone, 1892... The dwellings of the poor in Indian Cities : No Essay received.
How can European Science and Arts be
provement ? 1893... An Account of the First Madhavrao Peskva. Balvantrai Kallian- Deccan,
rai Thakore, B.A. 1894... The dwellings of the poor in Indian Cities : Medal not awarded.
How can European Science and Arts be
Natives of India : Its present condition,
merits and defects. 1897.. The Causes of the Rise of the British Power Medal not awarded.
in India and of the Overthrow of the
Native Sovereignties. 1898... The application of the principles of Sani- Ditto.
tary Science to Indian Cities. 1899... Plague in India in ancient and modern No Essay received.
How can European Science and Arts be
phical, of Buddhism and Jainism.
successfully introducing into India the
Village Communities in Western India.
Justice of the Peace, in a letter to the address of the Registrar of the University, Dr. R. S. Sinclair, under date the 10th August 1863, offered the sum of Rs. 10,000 for the encouragement of the study of Sanskrit in the University of Bombay. This offer was accepted at a meeting of the Senate held on the 24th September 1863, and the following Regulations for the awarding of the proceeds of the endowment were passed :
1. A Scholarship, to be called “ THE BHUGWANDASS PURSHOTUMDASS SANSKRIT SCHOLARSHIP," of the value of Rupees five hundred, tenable for one year, and payable half-yearly, shall be awarded every year to the Candidate who passes the M.Å. Examination* with the highest marks for proficiency in Sanskrit, provided that the Scholarship shall not be awarded except to a Candidate whom the Examiners consider deserving of reward for his special knowledge and ability as a Sanskrit scholar.
2. The name of the Candidate to whom the Scholarship may be awarded shall be published with the list of the successful Candidates.
3. Whenever the Scholarship is not awarded, the money shall be reserved to be applied by the Syndicate in such manner as they shall think best fitted for furthering the object of the endowment.
1866 Mar. Bhagvat, Govind Ramchandra
Poona (now Deccan). 1867 Marathe, Kashinath Balkrishna
Do, 1868 Kathavate, Abaji Vishnu
Do. 1869 Telang, Kashinath Trimbak
Elphinstone. 1870 Athale, Yashvant Vasudev
Do. 1870 Dec. Athale, Yashvant Vasudev
Do. 1871 Tullu, Raoji Vasudev
Do. 1872 Pendse, Kashinath Balyant
Deccan, 1873 Bhide, Shivram Parshuram
Do. 1874 Gokhale, Ramchandra Vishnu
Elphinstone, 1875 Bhat, Hariram Uttamram
Do. 1876 Agashe, Ganesh Janardan
Deccan, 1877 Agashe, Dhondu Hari
Scholarship not awarded 1879 Apte, Vaman Shivram
Deccan. 1880 Scholarship not awarded 1881 Bhandarkar, Shridhar Ramkrishna Elphinstone. 1882, No Candidate 1883
Do. 1884 Vaidya, Lakshman Ramchandra... Elphinstone. 1885 Scholarship not awarded 1886
Do. 1887 No candidate 1888 Scholarship not awarded 1889
Do. 1893 1894 1895 Paranjape, Shivram Mahadev
Deccan, 1896 Kalsulkar, Shankar. Vithal...
Do. 1897 Joshi, Mahadev Malhar
Scholarship not awarded 1899 Tembe, Krishnaji Damodar
Deccan, 1900 Bhandapkar, Devdatta Ramkrishna
DO. 1901 Scholarship not awarded
Formerly this Scholarship was awarded not at the M.A. Examination but on the results of a special Examination in Sanskrit.
THE HOMEJEE CURSETJEE DADY PRIZE. Homejee Cursetjee Dady Sett, Esq., Justice of the Peace, in a letter to the address of the Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alexander Grant, Bart., dated 10th September 1863, wrote as follows :
" It has been suggested to me that the establishment of an Annual Prize or Medal for the best English Poem by a University Student would afford a useful stimulus to the cultivation of literature and to the development of good taste and refinement in this Presidency. Concurring in this view, I hereby beg to offer to the University of Bombay the sum of Rs. 5,000 in Government 4 per cent. Securities, and hope that the University may be pleased to accept this sum and apply it to the carrying out of the above object, under such Regulations as they may think best.”
This offer was accepted at a meeting of the Senate held on the 21st December 1863, and Regulations passed for the awarding of the Prize,which were subsequently (22nd November 1879), at the instance of the donor, amended as follows :
1. “ THE HOMEJEE CURSETJEE DADY PRIZE,” consisting of books to the value of Rs. 320, shall be awarded annually for the best English Essay on some literary or historical subject or every alternate year on some scientific subject in accordance with the subjoined conditions.
2. Competitors shall be Graduates or Undergraduates of the University of Bombay, of not more than six years' standing from the date of their Matriculation on the day prescribed for the sending in of the Essays.
3. The subject for the Essay shall be selected by the Syndicate and notified not less than twelve months before the day for sending in the Essays.
4. The Essays shall be sent in to the University Registrar on or before the fourth Monday in June. Each Essay shall be designated by a motto instead of the writer's name and shall be accompanied by a sealed cover containing the name of the competitor, bis University standing, his Post Office address, and a declaration that the Essay sent in by him is bond fide his own composition.
5. The Judges shall be three in number, and shall be nominated annually by the Syndicate. Their decision shall be announced on the fourth Monday in August.
6. On the occasion when the Prize is not awarded, the money shall be reserved to be applied by the Syndicate in such manner as they shall think best fitted for furthering the object of the endowment.
* Poems, 1864... The Himalaya Mountains
Vikaji, Framji Elphinstone.
Rastamji. 1865 ... The Indian Seasons
Prize not awar
ded. 1866... Alexandria
Ditto. 1867... The Solar System
Edalji. 1868... India Three Thousand Years Ago Prize not awar.
ded. *Formerly this prize was awarded for a poem,
*Poems. 1869... The Indus
Kohiyar, Jehan. Elphinstone. giershah Erach
shah. 1870.. Vasco de Gama ...
Kohiyar, Jehan. Do.
shah. 1871... Suttee
Aitken, Edward Deccan.
H. 1872... The Suez Canal
Prize not awar.
ded. 1873... Akbar
Ditto. 1874... Shivaji
Ditto. 1875... Athens
Ditto. 1876... The Visit of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales to India
Ditto. 1877... The Malabar Coast
Ditto, 1878 An Indian Pilgrimage
Ditto. 1879... The Ganges Valley
Ditto. Essays. 1881... The Characteristics of English Literature Prize not awar
of the T'imes of Queens Elizabeth, Anne, ded.
and Victoria, Stated and compared. 1882... The Elephantas
Ditto, 1883... A comparison of the genius of Dickens Nimachvala, Je- Elphinstone
with that of Scott as manifested in their hangier Dorab-
India during the last ten years in some ceived.
branch of Physical or Natural Science. 1885... Influence of Western Thought and Civili- Prize not awar. zation on the Indian Mind.
ded, 1886.. The best methods of spreading a know
Ditto, ledge of popular science in India. 1887... Moral and Social Progress of the Eng. Sovani, Govind Elphinstone.
lish Nation under Queen Victoria, Krishna, B.A. 1888. The Work and Influence of Richard Desai, Govind. Do. Cobden.
bhai, B.A. 1889.. The Position of Akbar in Indian His. Mehta, Mana
tion of the causes which may determine ceived.
tardation in Western India, 1893... Warren Hastings
Tarachand, Ras- St. Xavier's. tamji
shedji. 1894... | The Influence and Effect of the Study of Tilak, Mahadev Baroda.
Science on the Spread of Western Civi- Vinayak.
lization in India. 1895... Comparison between Wor worth and Prize not awarTennyson with illustrative extracts.
ded. . Formerly this prize was awarded for a poen.
tion of the causes which may determine ed.
retardation in Western India.
Current Coinage under Hindu and
and Southern India,
the Present Day. 1899.. Gladstone and his Influence upon Eng, Abdallatif, 4. Et. Xavier's.
lish Thought during the last half Camrudin Ami.
ed. 1901... Ruskin as a Prose Writer.
Ditto, 1902... The Gradual Displacement of the Older No Essay re
Metallurgical Processes by Electrome- ceived.
illustrated by the relative merit you
THE JUGGONNATH SUNKERSETT SANSKRIT
SCHOLARSHIPS. Venayekrow Juggonnathjee Sunkersett, Esq., Justice of the Peace and Fellow of the University of Bombay, “wishing to perpetuate in the University the memory of the interest taken by his revered father during the last 42 years in the cause of education in the Presidency, and of his attachment to the sacred language of India," offered, in letters of the 16th September and 4th December 1865, to the address of the Registrar, Dr. R. S. Sinclair, for the acceptance of the Senate, six Sanskrit Scholarships, three of Rs. 25*each and three of Rs. 20° each per mensem; one of each kind to be awarded annually at the Matriculation Examination, and to be tenable for three years in a College or Institution in Arts recognized by the University. At the annual meeting of the Senate, held on the 18th December 1865, it was unanimously resolved—“That the liberal benefaction of Venayekrow Juggonnathjee Sunkersett, Esq., be accepted with the expression of the grateful re
In consequence of the reduction in the rate of interest on the Securities, the value of these Bcholarships has been reduced, and the Scholarships made tenable for two years only.