[Following is a Jamia press release dated Nov 20, 2012]
Jamia Millia Islamia shall be holding its Annual Convocation on November 22, 2012 at 3 PM in the Lawns of Dr. M.A. Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia.
For the first time the university will be streaming a video of the proceedings of the convocation live on jamia’s website www.jmi.ac.in.
On this occasion, the University will confer the Degree of ‘Doctor of Letters’ (Honoris Causa) on Dr. Ashok Seth, a famous cardiologist.
Dr. Ashok Seth’s pursuit of excellence in the field of cardiology has been instrumental in putting Indian medical science on the world map. He has contributed to the growth, development and scientific progress of interventional cardiology. Dr Ashok Seth has performed one of the highest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world, which has been acknowledged by the Limca Book of Records.
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) M A Zaki, Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia will preside over the Annual Convocation.
In the Annual Convocation – 2012, a total of 4179 Degrees/Diplomas shall be awarded to students who have successfully completed Post-graduation, Graduation and Diploma from different Faculties/Departments/Centres of the University in the Academic Session 2010-11.
The University will also hand out 147 Gold Medals to the Toppers of different courses as also award 204 Ph.D. degrees to Research Scholars.