Thursday, June 19, 2008
Oxford confers honourary doctorate to Montek Singh
Deputy chairman of India's Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, was on Wednesday conferred an honorary doctorate by Britain's premier Oxford University. Ahluwalia, 64, was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law at the at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford. He was among six experts who were honoured at the Encaenia, the ceremony at which the university awards honorary degrees to distin- guished men and women.Considered as one of the architects of India's economic reforms along with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Ahluwalia gained MA and MPhil degrees as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.