Thursday, March 27, 2008
Ratan Tata conferred degree by IIT Kharagpur
Ratan N Tata, group chairman, Tata Group, has been conferred an honorary degree of doctor of science by the Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Kharagpur at its 50th annual convocation.The award is to recognise his outstanding leadership in globalising India and transforming Tata Group as a company to reckon with, setting global benchmarks. Some of the past recipients of this award include Mother Teresa, Satyajit Roy and Mani Lal Bhowmik.Mr Tata has also been conferred an honorary doctorate in business administration by the Ohio State University, an honorary doctorate in technology by the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, and an honorary doctorate in science by the University of Warwick. Mr Tata received a bachelor of science degree in architecture from Cornell University in 1962 and completed the advanced management program at Harvard.Tata has been the Chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata group since 1991. During his tenure, the group's revenues have grown over eight-fold to annualised group revenues of over USD 50 billion.