The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is conducting its 17th annual convocation on January 9 (Tuesday) at 11 am at its headquarters Jnana Sangama here.
All India Council for Technical Education chairman Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe will deliver the convocation address, while Governor and Chancellor Vajubhai Vala will preside. Higher Education Minister and pro-chancellor Basavaraj Rayareddi will grace the occasion.
Vice Chancellor Dr Karisiddappa told reporters here on Wednesday that honorary degree of Doctor of Science will be conferred on Indian Space Research Organisation chairman A S Kiran Kumar and Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, Mumbai.
At the convocation, VTU is conferring 61,790 BE, 384 BArch, 4,592 MBA, 2,741 MCA, 4,347 MTech, 15 MArch, 20 MSc (engineering) degrees. This year, the varsity is awarding 302 doctrates to research scholars, the highest so far, he added.