Lord Swraj Paul to be conferred with doctorate

The NRI will be conferred with a Doctorate in Philosophy by a university in Haryana.
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Updated on Mar 30, 2007 11:56 AM IST
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PTI | ByHS Rao, London

NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul will be conferred with a Doctorate in Philosophy in Management Sciences by Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak in Haryana next week.

The Chancellor of the University, Dr AR Kidwai, Governor of Haryana will confer the Honorary degree on Lord Paul at the 14th Convocation of the University on Tuesday.

Also on the occasion, State Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will be conferred with the Degree of Doctor of Laws.

In his convocation address, Lord Paul, himself Chancellor of two leading UK Universities - Westminster and Wolverhampton - is expected to lay emphasis on the need for educational reforms in India.

Paul, also British Ambassador for Overseas Business, will point out that without reforms in education, reforms in the economic field will be incomplete.

On a ten-day tour of India from tomorrow, he will be visiting the Cultural Centre his company Caparo Group is building in Greater Noida at an estimated cost of Rs 300 crores.

Lord Paul and his wife Lady Aruna Paul will plant a sapling each at the site in memory of their late daughter Ambika.

The NRI industrialist will also visit at least four of his plants in Gurgaon, Greater Noida, Chopanki and Bawal.

The USD 1.5 billion Caparo Group founded by Lord Paul is investing heavily in India, not only for manufacturing but for research, development and education.

Caparo India Operations, spearheaded by the company's Chief Executive Officer Angad Paul, plans to invest Rs 925 Crore on industrial projects, and another Rs 310 crores on projects for society in India in the next few years.

Starting with a sales turnover of Rs 750 crores this year, the company hopes to cross a sales turnover of Rs 2000 crores by 2009.

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