The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad conferred Honoris Causa on Shri. Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, an internationally renowned architect, a visionary urban planner, a passionate educator and a pioneer of modern Indian architecture at its 12th Convocation held on December 24, 2022 at Hyderabad.
The Citation and Certificate was presented to Shri. Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi by Mr. Sudhakar Rao, Director, ICFAI Group on January 5, 2023 at his residence in Ahmedabad in the presence of his family members and friends. Shri Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi unable to attend to receive the Citation at the Convocation due to travel constraints.
The Citation quoted “Shri. Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, for your outstanding contributions to the evolution of Indian Architecture, the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education takes pride in conferring upon you Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) with all the rights and privileges pertaining thereunto.”
Apart from Shri Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, the University has conferred Honoris Causa on two more distinguished personalities, Mr. K. K.Venugopal, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and Dr. H R Nagendra, Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru.
During the convocation, held on December 24, 2022 at Hyderabad, 2505 students received their degrees. Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India was the Chief Guest and delivered Convocation address. Dr. C Rangarajan, Chancellor of the University and a leading economist who has played a key role both as an academician and a policy maker in India presided over the convocation which was attended by more than 3000 students and their parents apart from the University Faculty, staff and other dignitaries.