The University of Mysore (UoM) had participated in the Dasara celebrations for the first time in the history of the University, in 2015, when the tableau depicting the one-hundred years of the University, was part of the Dasara procession.
The decision to participate was taken at a special meeting of the Centenary Celebrations Committee, chaired by the then Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S. Rangappa. The tableau, depicting the founder of the University Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, the last ruler of Mysore Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, the three Bharat Ratnas — Sir M. Visvesvaraya, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Prof. C.N.R. Rao — two Jnanpith awardees — Kuvempu and Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy — as also all the VCs from its inception were all there.
It also had the majestic Crawford Hall and a few other buildings above which the numbers 100 in bold and an open book with birds flying symbolising knowledge were all included.
The University of Mysore stall with all the Departments was also inaugurated at the Dasara Exhibition grounds on the occasion. Incidentally, the photo of the tableau has been included in the Coffee Table Book, ‘One-Hundred Years, University of Mysore,’ brought out by the University.