Narayana Murthy awarded honorary doctorate by London varsity

London, Jul 19 (IANS): Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy on Friday was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his outstanding contribution to the field of Computer Science and the role model he represents in India and on the global stage.

Murthy was awarded at a summer graduation ceremony at the university's campus in Surrey, where the university's computer science undergraduate and postgraduate students also received their degrees.

"It is a great privilege to receive this award and I am grateful to Royal Holloway for recognising me in this way. I am honoured to be joining this new generation as they graduate. They are each about to take their next steps in what I hope will be productive and positive careers.

"Their potential, combined with the knowledge and skills they have gained through their studies, fills me with hope and excitement for our future, and the positive difference they can make in our world," Murthy said in a statement.

Murthy co-founded Infosys in 1981, with its focus was on designing and implementing a global delivery model for IT services which relied on outsourced staff based in India.

A global leader in technology services and employer of 70,000 people globally, Infosys has $3billion in revenues and was the first Indian company to be listed on the America stock exchange in 1999.

Murthy has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). He is also a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, and Legion of Honour, the highest French order of merit.


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Congratulations and all the best sir.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Royal Holloway's actual name is: Royal Holloway and Bedford New College.

    It is a college, and not a university.

    As a college it is affiliated to London University.

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  • Eminef, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    People like Narayana Murthy and Azim Premji should be considered for post of President after retirement instead of handing the post to some unknown puppet.

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Congrats Shri Narayan Murthyji
    Govt should include his success story in school text books .Its reallyinspiring for Young enterpreuners who want to take up selfemployment as a carier

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  • G O F Fernandes, Mangalore/ Ireland

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    You deserve this award sir! Long live Infosys...

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Very pleased to hear the good news that Mr. Narayan Moorthy has been conferred with a Doctorate Degree in Science by the London University. What a grand privilege to hear this good news, that too coming from London, England.

    A highly deserving recognition for an individual who have given so much for Infosys and the rest of the world of Technology.

    We wish to thank you, Mr. Moorthy, for all your contribution to the world of progress where millions of people, particularly in India, are benefited in order to move forward in life. Your dedication to Karnataka are magnificent indeed.

    May you live a healthy and happy life so that the world will continue to enjoy your leadership, and also your friendship.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Really? BS Yediyurappa has an honorary doctorate from Saginav Valley state University of Michigan, USA and KumaraSwamy has an honorary doctorate from University of Jerusalem.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    These honorary degrees are useless.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Man of Vision ...

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