VIT Founder & Chancellor Dr Viswanathan conferred honorary doctorate

Founder and Chancellor of VIT Dr G Viswanathan received the State University of New York Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree during Binghamton University’s convocation.

Founder and Chancellor of VIT Dr G Viswanathan received the State University of New York Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree during Binghamton University’s convocation.

Dimapur, May 23 (MExN): Founder and Chancellor of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) Dr G Viswanathan received the State University of New York (SUNY) Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree during Binghamton University’s convocation ceremony in the USA recently.

The honorary doctorate was conferred on Dr G Viswanathan by Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.

Dr G Viswanathan has been conferred the honorary doctorate for his contributions to international higher education.

“Chancellor Viswanathan has been a pioneer for expanding access to higher education in India and partnering with institutions around the world,” Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said.

Binghamton University Provost Donald Hall, Dean Prof Srihari Krishnaswamy, the Member of Assembly Donna A Luppardo, the Member of Senate Leaa Webb, VIT Vice Presidents Sankar Viswanathan, Dr Sekar Viswanathan and Dr G V Selvam, Assistant Vice President Kadhambari S Viswanathan and Dr R Seenivasan, Director, International Relations, VIT were also present during the convocation ceremony.

Meanwhile, a felicitation function for Dr G Viswanathan was organised in Washington DC, USA. 

It may be mentioned here that VIT Founder and Chancellor Dr G Viswanathan was conferred honorary doctorate by West Virginia University, USA in 2009.