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World Sikh Univ honours NRI entrepreneur

Gurdip Singh Gujaral has been conferred with an honorary degree for his community and social work during the last four decades.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2005 16:39 IST

Non-Resident Indian entrepreneur Gurdip Singh Gujaral has been conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the World Sikh University in recognition of his community and social work during the last four decades.

Indian Deputy High Commissioner Ranjan Mathai conferred the degree on Gujral at the 7th Graduation Ceremony of the University on Monday.

In all 23 students were honoured. Three were awarded PhD in Sikhism, eight were awarded MA Degrees in Comparative Studies in World Religions: Specialising in Sikh Religion, and another 12 were given certificates in specially run short term courses in Sikh philosophy.

Harvinder Kaur Hara and Priya Panesar topped the list of the MA students.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor SS Kapoor announced that the University would start four new courses from January next year -- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Degree/diploma in Hotel Management, Hospitality and Tourism, Courses in CARE and degree in animation.

First Published: Dec 06, 2005 15:43 IST