DLitt degree to be conferred on HK Dua

DLitt degree to be conferred on HK Dua
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 31
The Panjab University (PU) syndicate has given its nod to confer a DLitt degree (Honoris Causa) on HK Dua, Editor-in-Chief, Tribune Group of Publications, and member, Rajya Sabha.

Prof Goverdhan Mehta, National Research professor and former director, Indian Institute of Science, and Dr AR Kidwai, former Governor of Haryana, will be conferred DSc degrees. In addition to this, SP Oswal, chairman-cum-managing director, Vardhman Group of Industries, Ludhiana, and former fellow of the Panjab University. has been recommended for the Udyog Rattan Award.

Prof Yash Pal, National Research professor, Chancellor of the JNU and former chairman, University Grants Commission, has been recommended for the Vigyan Rattan Award. Oswal and Prof Yash Pal are PU alumni.

GP Chopra, president, DAV Colleges Managing Committee, New Delhi, and former PU fellow, was felicitated on having been selected for the Padma Bhushan.

Prof Sudesh K Khanduja, department of mathematics, and Prof RK Kohli, chairman, department of botany, were felicitated on having been elected as fellows of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.

Prof NS Mann, former PU fellow, was felicitated on having been conferred the Lifetime Award in Sports Psychology for 2008-09 by the Sports Psychology Association of India.

Dr SM Kant, director, youth welfare, Panjab University, was felicitated on his nomination to oversee arrangements for the fifth South Asian University Youth Festival to be held at Dhaka, Bangladesh.