Karnataka

VTU gives honorary doctorate to ISRO chairman

ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar receiving the honorary doctorate conferred on him by VTU. VTU Vice-Chancellor Karisiddappa and Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayareddy were present.

ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar receiving the honorary doctorate conferred on him by VTU. VTU Vice-Chancellor Karisiddappa and Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayareddy were present.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) presented an honorary doctorate to A.S. Kiran Kumar, chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation, during the University's 17th annual convocation in Belagavi on Tuesday.

In a short speech, Mr. Kiran Kumar said he was accepting the honour on behalf of ISRO. It is indeed a privilege to receive such an honour from an institution of such magnitude, he said.

Mahendra Group chairman Anand Mahendra was also awarded the honorary doctorate in absentia.

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