D Litt for gymnast Dipa Karmakar

Agartala
21 Oct 2017

Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar would be conferred with D Litt degree by the National Institute of Technology, Agartala, at its 10th convocation to be held next month, its director said today.
Two distinguished academicians -- IIT Guwahati Director Dr Goutam Ghosh and Jadavpur University professor Dr Biswajit Ghosh -- would also be honoured with DSc degrees at the convocation. The Senate of the institute has decided to confer D Litt to gymnast Dipa Karmakar and D SC to two academicians in the 10th convocation on November 11, Agaratala NIT director A K Roy told news agency PTI.
Karmakar, the first woman gymnast in the country to qualify for the Olympics, finished fourth in Rio Olympic last year. Dr Biswajit Ghosh is a Professor, Department of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University. National Board of Accreditation chairman and former director of IIT-Delhi, Surendra Prasad, would also grace the occasion as chef guest.