Narayana Murthy awarded Honorary Doctorate by UK's Royal Holloway University

IT veteran and Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by Royal Holloway, University of London, on Friday for his contribution to the field of computer science

Press Trust of India July 19, 2019 17:50:52 IST
Narayana Murthy awarded Honorary Doctorate by UK's Royal Holloway University
  • The ceremony was held at the university's campus in Egham, Surrey, where Murthy was joined by students from the Department of Computer Science who received their undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates in the field of Computer Science

  • It is a great privilege to receive this award and I am grateful to Royal Holloway for recognising me in this way, Murthy said

  • He exuded confidence that the graduates, with their knowledge and skills, would make a positive difference to the world

New Delhi: IT veteran and Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by Royal Holloway, University of London, on Friday for his contribution to the field of computer science.

The ceremony was held at the university's campus in Egham, Surrey, where Murthy was joined by students from the Department of Computer Science who received their undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates in the field of Computer Science, a statement said.

Narayana Murthy awarded Honorary Doctorate by UKs Royal Holloway University

File image of Narayana Murthy. Reuters.

"It is a great privilege to receive this award and I am grateful to Royal Holloway for recognising me in this way. I am honoured to be joining this new generation as they graduate. They are each about to take their next steps in what I hope will be productive and positive careers," Murthy said.

He exuded confidence that the graduates, with their knowledge and skills, would make a positive difference to the world.

Murthy co-founded Infosys, which today is among the largest IT services companies globally, employs over 2.2 lakh people, and generating over $3 billion in quarterly revenues.

His achievements have been recognised around the world and in the UK. In 2007, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Updated Date:

also read

COVID-19 vaccine certificate controversy: Britain can antagonise India at its own peril
India

COVID-19 vaccine certificate controversy: Britain can antagonise India at its own peril

India needs to be an equal partner on a host of other responses – not the least among them is our Co-Win software. In this situation, Britain can antagonise India at its own peril. And the ramifications of it will not be restricted to the Covid response alone.

Why UK faces heat from India over its 'unvaccinated' status for Covishield users
India

Why UK faces heat from India over its 'unvaccinated' status for Covishield users

As per United Kingdom's new travel rules, Indians who have been administered Covishield -- the bioequivalent of 'Vaxzevria' -- the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine -- will not be considered vaccinated and will have to undergo quarantine for 10 days

UK medical officers give nod for COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 12 to 15
World

UK medical officers give nod for COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 12 to 15

The medical officers said their recommendation to the government was made after considering "what effect this will have on transmission in schools and effects on education"