One of the leading ladies today from Kannada cinema, national award winning actress and current Minister of Kannada and culture, Women and Child Welfare Umasri has written entrance test among 12000 students in Sociology subject at Karnataka Open University on Sunday. Umasri wrote the examination from 11 am to 1 pm at Mysore.
It was an entrance test for getting admission to acquire PHD in the coming years. Another former minister CT Ravi also had written the examination in the batch of Umasri.
Dr Jayamala wrote a thesis on the rehabilitation of rural woman in Karnataka. She was the first one to get honor of doctorate for a thesis she submitted. The thesis required her to tour many places in Karnataka. The doctorate was conferred by the Bangalore University on 18 January 2008 and it was presented by former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.