Industrialists Ratan Tata and G M Rao were conferred honorary doctorates by Amity University, Noida. The honorary doctorates were conferred on them during Amity University’s annual convocation ceremony attended by Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
While Tata was honoured in absentia, Rao, the Chairman of GMR group, said it was an honour for him to be receiving the PhD alongside his ‘role model’. Addressing students, Pokhriyal said the central government would soon be coming up with a new education policy after a gap of 33 years. “Wide consultations have been made with experts, students, parents and guardians. Comprehensive consultations have been made with over one lakh village committees. The new policy encompasses ‘gyaan, vigyaan, navachaar and sanskaar’ (knowledge, science, innovation and culture). It’s going to be India-centric policy and empower the country according to the prime minister’s vision of ‘new India’,” he said, adding that the policy would be unveiled soon.