Kozhikode: Netaji Subhas Open University in Kolkota has decided to honour Malayalam author M.T. Vasudevan Nair with an honorary doctorate. Agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan is also being conferred an honorary doctorate by the university this year. They ceremonial conferment would take place in Kolkotta on April 24, Vice-Chancellor of the university Surabhi Bannerjee informed Mr. Vasudevan Nair on Wednesday. Gopalakrishna Gandhi, Governor of West Bengal and Chancellor of the university, would be the chief guest. — Special Correspondent