The decision will be taken by the executive committee later this month.
The convocation is expected to be in December.
Earlier, it was decided that President of India Pranab Mukherjee would hand over the certificates during the convocation.
The names of all persons who would be receiving the Deshikottama was finalised earlier.
Besides Manna Dey, others selected for Deshikottama were Nobel peace prize winner and Myanmar’s flame of democracy Aung San Suu Kyi, former Bhutan king Jigme Singye Wangchuk, Chinese scholar Tan Chung, space scientist Dr K Kasturirangan and filmmaker Adoor Gopalkrishnan.
But after the demise of Manna Dey, his inclusion needs to be freshly looked at.
“If the statute of the university does not allow posthumous presentation of Deshikottam, then the rules will have to be revised. An application will be sent to Prime Minister Monmohan Singh, who is our chancellor,” a senior VB official told HT.
Now the authorities are planning to place the proposal before the executive council. If the proposal is passed then the university has to apply to the PMO.