Royal Holloway a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London have been awarded NR Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of country’s second-largest software services company Infosys, the honorary degree of Doctor of Science. The honorary degree has been awarded considering his remarkable contribution to the field of Computer Science and the role model he represents in India and on the global stage.
The event was held at the university’s campus in Egham, Surrey. The students of Mr. Murthy from the Department of Computer Science were also present there and they received their relevant undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates.
Nowadays, over 70,000 people all over the world are employed in Infosys which is co-founded by NR Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Kris Gopalakrishnan, SD Shibulal and K Dinesh. Mr. Murthy is now serving the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees.
The United Nations Foundation, the Institute of Advanced Study, and the National Institute of Engineering are the other association of him. He also leads the Boards of Governors of the Public Health Foundation of India, a presidential councilor of Cornell University and a beneficiary of the Hober Marlow Trust.
After receiving the award he said in his speech, “It is a great privilege to receive this award and I am grateful to Royal Holloway for recognizing me in this way.”
“I am honored 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.”