Cambridge University to honour Indian PM
London, September 10: Nearly 50 years after he earned his first class honours degree in economics from the University of Cambridge, his alma mater will confer an honorary doctorate on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in October.
var zflag_nid="305"; var zflag_cid="279/1"; var zflag_sid="173"; var zflag_width="300"; var zflag_height="250"; var zflag_sz="9"; Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is the chancellor of the varsity, will bestow the honorary doctor of law degree on 74-year-old Singh at a congregation of Regent House of the University of Cambridge on October 11.
"The congregation will be preceded by a ceremonial procession by senior university academics and officers, the chancellor and Manmohan around the Senate House Yard," Tim Holt, deputy head of communications of the university, said on Sunday. Acclaimed for his reforms of the Indian economy, Singh received his first class honours degree in economics from the university in 1957.