GitamUniversity is holding its third convocation on Saturday on the University campus here. A total number of 1,350 students would be awarded degrees on the day and three eminent personalities will be given honorary doctorates.
Dr Tirumalachari Ramasami, secretary of the Department of Science and Technology would be the chief guest and deliver the convocation address, Prof K Ramakrishna Rao, chancellor of the university said on Thursday. He will also preside over the function.
Prof G Subrahmanyam, vice-chancellor of Gitam University, said that students, who have secured the highest CGPA in their respective programmes during the year 2011-12, will be awarded gold medals. He also said that the university will confer three honorary doctorates on three eminent personalities.
They are Padma Vibhushan Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi, Sangeetha Samrat Dr. Nedunuri Krishnamurthy and Dr. Sunkara Bala Parameswara Rao. Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi is the chairman and chief executive officer of EIH Limited. He is a legendary hotelier, a visionary and an embodiment of the spirit of achievement and excellence in business leadership. He made Oberoi Group a global brand by taking the concept of luxury to a new paradigm. He is acclaimed as the founder father of Modern Luxury Hospitality in India.
Sangeetha Samrat Dr Nedunuri Krishnamurthy is a living legend in Carnatic music. As a practitioner and a guru of music, he worked relentlessly for its propagation and preservation, blending together the art and science of music. He rendered services as the principal of several prestigious colleges of music and dance.