University of Mysore has decided to celebrate the contributions of Wipro chairman Azim Premji on March 22 by announcing a doctorate in their name. The doctorate was announced during the university’s 95th annual convocation last year. However, Mr. Premji could not make it to receive the honour.
Besides Mr. Premji, the doctorate had been announced to Kannada novelist S.L. Byrappa and film personality Nagathihalli Chandrashekar last year. Vice-Chancellor K.S. Rangappa said the centenary celebrations, which began in July last, will conclude this year, and vice-president Mohammad Hamid Ansari is expected to attend the valedictory ceremony, which will be held on July 27 or 30.
The former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, B.A. Khan, will confer the doctorate on Mr. Premji at Crawford Hall at 11 a.m.
Mr. Premji will deliver the centenary lecture-6 on ‘Improving school education in India’.
He will also release a special postal cover brought out in connection with the ongoing centenary celebrations of the varsity.