Press Release (09 January, 2017)
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is being conferred Honorary Doctorate by the Chancellor Mr. Santam Sing Sandhu and Vice Chancellor Dr. R. S. Bawa at Chandigarh University Convocation Ceremony on January 8, 2017 in Punjab, India.
Professor Yunus was invited to Chandigarh University, Punjab, India at the Convocation Ceremony of the university on January 8, 2017. He was invited by the Chancellor of the University to join its Executive Council which is the highest policy-making body of the university. Professor Yunus attended the ceremony as the convocation speaker and he was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science degree.
On arrival at the university, the Vice Chancellor and senior faculty received Professor Yunus in the manner of Punjabi tradition of festivities.The entire campus was decorated with festoons displaying his portraits. The Vice Chancellor gave a presentation on the university detailing all the achievements and grand accomplishments in past years. He particularly focused on the innovative curricula of the university which is drawing the attention of international students from twenty countries. Professor Yunus had an intensive discussion session with the VC, Pro-VC, Members of the Executive Council, Dean of Business School and other senior faculty, on the role of the university for building the future generations. Vice Chancellor announced in the meeting that a Yunus Centre for Social Business will be established in the university in collaboration with Yunus Centre of Bangladesh. Besides offering social business courses, this Centre will hold a National Forum on Social Business each year at various locations in India.