Kolkata, Feb 5 (PTI) IIT Kharagpur will be conferring
the prestigious Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science (Honoris
Causa), and Life Fellow awards to six personalities for their
exemplary contributions to the institute and society.
The awards will be conferred on the occasion of the
66th convocation of the institute, a statement issued by IIT
Kharagpur said on Friday.
The convocation would be held sometime in February.
The institute will felicitate Vinod Gupta,
distinguished alumnus, philanthropist and US-based
entrepreneur, Swami Atmapriyananda Maharaj, a monk of the
Ramakrishna Order and former vice-chancellor, Ramakrishna
Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute
(RKMVERI), Dr Randeep Guleria, director, All India Institute
Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Dr Elattuvalapil
Sreedharan, former managing director of Delhi Metro Rail
Corporation (DMRC) with Honoris Causa, the statement said.
This award is given as per approval by the President
of the country on the recommendation of the institute.
The institute will also confer its Life Fellow award
on Ranbir Singh Gupta, renowned architect, distinguished
alumnus, US-based entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Prof
Mahan Mj (Swami Vidyanathananda), a monk of the Ramakrishna
Order and eminent mathematician and professor at the Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai in acknowledgement
of their contribution to academics, social service and public
Congratulating the awardees, IIT Kharagpur Director,
Prof Virendra Kumar Tewari said, "We are glad to confer these
awards and hope to felicitate these luminaries in person, on
the occasion of the 66th convocation of the Institute, to be
held later this month.
"They resonate with the mission statement of IIT
Kharagpur, dedicated to the service of the nation, aimed to
achieve a greater good for the country." PTI SUS SBN