According to a report in The Hindu titled “Jamia to honor Amartya Sen,” dated Dec. 14, 2011: Jamia Millia Islamia is going to confer an honorary doctorate on the Nobel Laureate, Amartya Sen, on Friday, Dec. 16, in a special convocation ceremony.
Reportedly, the University wanted to award the doctorate at its annual convocation last month; however, Dr. Sen was unavailable at the time.
Dr. Sen won a Nobel prize in the field of Economics in 1998.
He was awarded the prize for his contributions to welfare economics.
[Addendum – 3:00 p.m., Dec. 14:]
According to a press release by Jamia, Jamia Millia Islamia will hold a ‘Special Convocation’ on December 16, 2011 at 3 PM in Dr. M.A. Ansari Auditorium.
Attendance for the event is by invitation only.