3rd June, 2015, New Delhi
Professor M.S. Swaminathan, the legendary agricultural scientist and thinker, was honored with the Degree of Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi here today. He was conferred the degree in recognition of his position, contribution and attainments in the field of Global Agriculture.
Dr. Swaminathan is the founder Chairman of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai and holds several National and International honorary positions in agricultural and other related sciences. A number of international and national awards have been conferred to him in recognitions of his outstanding contributions for the cause of agriculture, environment and humanity. He is former Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR.
Dr. George John, Vice Chancellor, Birsa Agricultural University presented the degree to Dr. Swaminathan during the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India.