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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1967-1968-366

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Annual Report of the Delegacy xxxvii 481 students passed the Final Examination in 1966 in the Faculties of Arts Science Laws and Engineering The classes of the degrees awarded were as follows Class 55 Class II 152 Class II ii 160 Class III 62 Pass 52 One aegrotat degree was awarded The First Class degrees were awarded by faculty and subject as follows In the Faculty of Arts 16 students compared with 10 last year were placed in the First Class as follows English French German History Philosophy Spanish General In the Faculty of Natural Science students compared with last year were placed in the First Class as follows Mathematics Botany Chemistry Physics 10 Pharmacology Physiology Zoology Sc General In the Faculty of Engineering students compared with last year were placed in the First Class ACADEMIC STUDIES Once again the results obtained in the Final Degree examinations have been most gratifying The results last year were thought to be record but in 1966 they have been even better and students and academic staff alike are to be warmly congratulated on their splendid achievements and that in spite of the very difficult and cramped conditions in which they have to work The remark made by the Deputy Chairman of the University Grants Committee on their last visitation was both true and very complimentary when he said 'Academic achievement in this College seems to be in inverse proportion to the physical conditions and quality of the amenities provided It is doubtless due to this and to the excellence and enthusiasm of the academic staff that the College continues to attract in all faculties more high-grade applicants than it can accept The unexpected and much regretted death of Professor Watkins has forced upon the College change of policy in the field of Chemical Engineering When this branch of science was initiated in the 'twenties by Mr Cremer it was pioneer venture The ability and en- thusiasm of the lecturer speedily attracted many very able students and the department achieved high reputation and successfully placed many of its students in important positions in industry Since the last war however Chemical Engineering the 'fourth engineering technology' has been established on large scale at many institutions throughout the
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