Kalyani: Renowned Cricketer Jhulan Goswami, vocalist Ustad Rashid Khan and Sahitya Academy award winning poet Joy Goswami were conferred honorary D. Litt. degree by the University of Kalyani here on Thursday. The university also conferred honorary D Sc degree to IIT Kanpur director Dr Indranil Manna and Prof Mihir Kanti Chaudhuri, former VC, Tezpur University.
University Chancellor and Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi handed over the degrees (Honoris Causa), mementos and swals to them at the 28th convocation of the institute Goswami said getting a degree from a university was a dream come true for her.
Altogether 93,672 degrees and certificates were given to students for the years 2015 and 2016 at the convocation.
The University of Kalyani, established in 1960, is a state-government administered, affiliating and research university in Nadia district of West Bengal, India. It offers courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.