D Litt For Gymnast Dipa Karmakar

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Agartala: Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar would be conferred with D Litt degree by the National Institute of Technology, Agartala, at its 10th convocation to be held next month, its director said today.

Two distinguished academicians — IIT Guwahati Director Dr Goutam Ghosh and Jadavpur University professor Dr Biswajit Ghosh — would also be honoured with DSc degrees at the convocation.

The Senate of the institute has decided to confer D Litt to gymnast Dipa Karmakar and D SC to two academicians in the 10th convocation on November 11, Agaratala NIT director A K Roy told reporters.

Karmakar, the first woman gymnast in the country to qualify for the Olympics, finished fourth in Rio Olympic last year. Dr Biswajit Ghosh is a Professor, Department of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University.

National Board of Accreditation chairman and former director of IIT-Delhi, Surendra Prasad, would also grace the occasion as chef guest.

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