Mangaluru, Feb 25, 2017: Mangalore University will confer its honorary doctorate (Honoris Causa) on Subra Suresh, president, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, at its 36th annual convocation in Mangalagangotri on Feb 26 Monday.
Of 26,164 who are eligible to get their degrees at the convocation, 2,963 persons will receive them in person, according to K. Byrappa, Vice-Chancellor of the university. Addressing media Feb 24, Saturday, he said Prof. Suresh will also deliver the convocation address.
The Syndicate of the university had recommended eight persons to the government for its honorary degree. A Governor-appointed committee had selected three among them and recommended it to the Governor. The Governor, who is Chancellor of the university, selected prof Suresh.
An alumnus of IIT Madras, Prof Suresh is author and co-author of over 240 research articles in international journals. He received the Padma Shri in 2011. He was Director of National Science Foundation and professor of engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
VC Byrappa said the university would award 97 Doctor of Philosophy degrees, 45 gold medals and 75 cash prizes at the convocation. Of 26,164 candidates who passed during 2016-17 and eligible to get degrees, 79.38% are girls and 61.24 % are boys. There are 242 ranks.