Ratan Tata to be awarded with Doctor of Science


August 7, 2008

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President Pratibha Patil will confer Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) on top industrialist Ratan Tata at the 46th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology here tomorrow.

Patil, who will deliver the convocation speech, will also present President of India Medals as well as gold medals to the meritorious candidates of the institute.

The President will arrive here at around 11:30 hours and will travel straight to the IIT campus in Powai along with her staff, which would travel by a Volvo bus to minimise the number of vehicles in her cavalcade, official sources said.

Governor S C Jamir will preside over the convocation and Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Anil Kakodkar and Director IIT Ashok Misra will address the convocation.

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh will also be present on the occasion, sources said.