10 FEBRUARY, 2010
Punjab Agricultural University awarded Doctor of Science (honouris causa) degree to Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, internationally acclaimed agricultural scientist and Chairman, National Farmers' Commission. The degree was awarded by the Chancellor of the University His Excellency Sh. Shivraj Patil during the Annual Convocation in Pal Auditorium, today.
Introducing Prof. Swaminathan to the Chancellor, and Faculty, PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Manjit Singh Kang said Dr. Swaminathan has been hailed as agricultural leader of Green Revolution. He has served on several important positions in India and abroad. He is also a Fellow of many leading scientific academies in India and other countries including Royal Society of London & US National Academy of Sciences. Prof. Swaminathan has received 56 honorary doctorate degrees from universities around the world.
At present, he holds UNESCO Chair in Eco-technology. He is also Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) since May 2007 to which position he was nominated by Government of India for his outstanding contributions in agricultural research and development.
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