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KNU to confer honourary D Litt on Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Sheikh will be conferred with honorary D Litt at the 3rd convocation of Nazrul University (KNU) on May 26 in West Burdwan district.

According to the university's vice-Sadhan Chakraborty, the convocation will be held at the university campus.

Renowned S M Yusuf of Bhaba Atomic Research Centre will also be conferred with honorary D Sc, he said.

Veteran has also been selected as the recipient of honorary D Litt, he added.

Since will not be able to be present on the appointed date, the 73-year-old will be handed over the honour - a citation, a scroll and a memento - on a later date at a place of her convenience, the KNU VC said.

Chief Minister will be the chief guest at the convocation and Governor will deliver the address as the of the institution, he said.

The KNU VC also said that Higher minister would be the guest of honour.

The Deputy High Commission in Kolkata is coordinating Hasina's visit, Chakraborty said.

The dignitaries will be present during the first half of the convocation, called special convocation, to be held from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm, the vice-said.

An estimated 450 students will be given the post graduation citations and 19 will be conferred rank holder university medals at the convocation, he said.

The university was established under West Bengal Act XIX of 2012 and named after poet Nazrul Islam.

The post graduate citations and medals will cover four streams - Arts, Science, Commerce and Law.

The university has 20 affiliated undergraduate colleges - all in district - having 42,000 students.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 17:05 IST