Delhi University will honour British Prime Minister Gordon Brown with a doctorate degree in recognition of his achievements in the field of academics and public services.
Brown will be honoured at a special convocation in January next year when he comes to India on a state visit.
"The degree will be offered in recognition of his academic achievement and public service. The university has taken a decision in this regard and informed the Union government," its Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof SK Tandon said.
He said the university will organise a special convocation where Brown will be honoured.
The decision is seen as a friendly gesture to the British prime minister. The University of Cambridge had honoured Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with doctorate of degree three months ago.
Brown majored in history from Edinburgh University and did his MA there in 1972. He was a lecturer at Glasgow College of Technology in 1976 before entering into active politics.