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Cambridge confers honorary doctorate to Dr Manmohan Singh

Written by: Staff

London, Sep 11 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be conferred an honorary doctorate by the University of Cambridge, his alma mater, nearly 50 years after he earned his first class honours degree in economics from the University.

Chancellor of the University and Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip will bestow the honorary doctor of law degree on Dr Singh at a congregation of Regent House of the University of Cambridge on October 11. Dr Singh is scheduled to be in the UK on a three-day bilateral visit starting from October 9.

Deputy head of communications at the varsity Tim Holt said, ''The congregation will be preceded by a ceremonial procession by senior university academics and officers, the chancellor and Dr Singh around the Senate House Yard.'' Dr Singh had received his first class honours degree in economics from the University in 1957, following which he completed a D Phil in the same subject from Nuffield College at Oxford University in 1962. The Oxford University had conferred him an honorary doctorate of civil law in July 2005.


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