Sunil Bharti Mittal conferred Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by IIT - Kharagpur
New Delhi, August 22, 2011: One of India’s most prestigious and globally acclaimed education institutions, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Kharagpur has conferred the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) on Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises. The Degree has been conferred on Mr. Mittal for his outstanding contribution to nation building as an entrepreneur. The Degree was awarded to Mr. Mittal by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh on the occasion of 57th Convocation of IIT - Kharagpur.
Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal said, “I am honoured to receive this recognition from one of the most respected education institutions in India that has contributed to the nation’s development through excellence in technical education and research. Today, not only are Indian corporations contributing to India’s growth story but also taking the India success story to the world stage. I believe this recognition is also a tribute to Indian entrepreneurship and will be a source of inspirations for budding entrepreneurs."
The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) has also conferred its highest honour ‘The Honorary Fellowship’ for 2006 on Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal for his scientific vision and invaluable contribution to the progress of electronics & telecommunications. Other notable include the degree of Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) by the University of Leeds, UK and the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology.
Over the years, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal has received several recognitions for his achievments and contribution to India’s development as an entrepenuer. He was conferred the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honours, by the Government of India for his contribution towards the development of a world-class telecom sector in the country further resulting in the economic development of the nation. He was recently awarded the INSEAD Business Leader of the World Award 2011 for setting new standards and building successful, sustainable, global enterprises that span multiple cultures, embrace diversity, and contribute to economic and social prosperity. Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal received the Global Economy Prize 2009 by The Kiel Institute, Germany and the US-India Business Council also honored him with ‘Global Vision’ Award 2008.