Mumbai: The Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay will confer an honorary doctorate in science (Honoris Causa) on Tata Group chairman Ratan N Tata for his extraordinary contribution to the growth of Indian industry and for supporting the cause of science and technology.
The honour is also in recognition of Ratan Tata's role in the propagation of the values of business ethics and of the social responsibilities of business, and to the overall growth of the country, an IIT-B release said.
He will be conferred with Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) at the of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here tomorrow.
IIT-Bombay will be giving away 1,569 degrees at its 46th convocation – the highest in the history of the Institute - to successful candidates at various levels.
President Pratibha Patil will confer the degree at the convocation ceremony which will be held at the IIT campus in suburban Powai, the release said.
The president will also present President of India medals as well as gold medals to meritorious candidates of the institute. She will also be delivering the convocation address.
Maharashtra governor S C Jamir and chief Vilasrao Deshmukh will be the guests of honour at the function.
Other distinguished dignitaries will include Ashok Misra, director, IIT Bombay, AEC chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar and members of the board of governors of IIT-B and parents of the graduating students among others.