The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will award the degree of doctor of letters (Honoris Causa) to Dalai Lama on 5th September 2011. The university is also hosting its 24th Convocation on the same day.
Dr. (Mrs.) D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) and Mr. E. Ahamed, Minister of State (MOS) for Ministry of External Affairs and MHRD will be the chief guests.
There are 1,04,168 students all over India who would be receiving their laurels this time. The 24th convocation will be held at the Sanchar Kendra in IGNOU’s main campus at Maidan Garhi. It will simultaneously be organized at the 44 regional centers (except Delhi-1, Delhi-2, Delhi-3 and Regional Center-Noida) wherever the number of candidates attending the convocation is expected to be 50 or more.
Those students who have passed their examination in June 2011 Term End Examination are eligible to receive their degrees in this convocation. An exhibition will also be organized for the event wherein each regional center of the capital will be participating along with the provision for career counseling facility which shall be provided with the help of professional career counseling agencies.