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education Updated: Jul 21, 2010 09:24 IST

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IIT Kharagpur confers honorary doctorate on Shiv Nadar for his contribution to Indian IT

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, awarded the Honoris Causa Doctorate of Science (DSc) to Shiv Nadar, founder, HCL and chairman, HCL Technologies and Shiv Nadar Foundation — for his outstanding contribution to computer hardware and software industry in the country.

The award was presented to Nadar on the 56th annual convocation ceremony of IIT Kharagpur by Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of HRD. With this award, Nadar now joins the league of luminary recipients including Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Mother Teresa, Ratan Tata and Satyajit Ray, who had been conferred this award earlier.

The Honoris Causa Doctorate by IIT is meant to acknowledge and felicitate distinguished personalities in the country who have made commendable contributions in the field of science, engineering, entrepreneurship and academics.

Shiv Nadar's name was selected by the senate, the board of governors and the President of India, the visitor of IIT Kharagpur.