Jamia Hamdard to honour Dr Frank F Islam

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Oct 11, 2019

New Delhi: Jamia Hamdadrd university will confer Honorary Doctorate on eminent Indian American, industry and civic leader Dr Frank F. Islam

Dr Islam, who is an information technology entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and writer and who heads the FI Investment Group,  will be formally conferred Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Jamia Hamdard in a special convocation on October 15, registrar of the university SS Akhtar said in a statement here on Friday.

The University has a practice to identify achievers in different disciplines and confer on them the honorary doctorate. Dr. Frank Islam joins the list of several other distinguished recipients  of the honour.

The other eminent personalities who have been honoured by the university includes Justice Rajendra Sachchar; Prof. Obaid Siddiqui, FRS, Emeritus Professor, TIFR, Bangalore; Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission; Dr. A. R. Kidwai, former Governor of Bihar and Haryana; Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Co-Founder of Infosys; Bharat Ratna CNR Rao, Eminent Scientist, Bangalore; Prof. Joerg Hacker, President, German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, Germany; Dr Sheela Dixit, Former Chief Minister of Delhi; Prof. Manju Sharma, Former Secretary to the Govt. of India, Department of Biotechnology; Dr. V. K. Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog; Dr. C. R. Rao, recipient of the Guy Medal (Silver and Gold) by Royal Society of London and was awarded the National Medal of Science, the highest award for excellence in fields of science and engineering in the United States by President Mr. George W. Bush and Dr. Javed Akhtar, Noted Poet, Lyricist, Scriptwriter; to name a few.

Jamia Hamdard, an institute of higher education, and a Deemed to be a University, was stablished in 1989, and was formally inaugurated by Late Rajiv Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India on August 1, 1989.

The University has recently been recommended by the Empowered Committee appointed by the Government of India for recognition as an “Institution of Eminence” and placed at the 5th rank among the 500 or so privately funded Universities of India. For 3 consecutive cycles it continues to be awarded an ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India and in the 2019 NIRF (National Institute Ranking Framework) the School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research of Jamia Hamdard reclaimed the first rank among all the pharmacy institutions of India.

–India News Stream