Mysuru: The University of Mysore on Friday said it will confer an honorary doctorate on Infosys Foundation chairperson and author Sudha Murthy during its centenary convocation, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 19.

“Honourable Chancellor has approved one candidate for an honorary degree. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, will be conferred,” University Vice-Chancellor Professor G Hemantha Kumar told reporters in Mysuru.

Hemantha Kumar, added that this time only one honorary degree will be conferred, and the Chancellor of Varsities and Governor Vajubhai Vala has approved of giving the degree to Sudha Murthy.

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Coincidentally, the University's 100th convocation will be held on the same date as its first, October 19. The first convocation was held on October 19, 1919.

The varsity had planned to organise the convocation between January and February, but the event was postponed as the PMO did not confirm the date. The event was further delayed due to Covid-19.

PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the convocation virtually, the VC said.