NIIT University awards first honorary doctorate to F. C. Kohli, father of Indian software industry

NIIT University awards first honorary doctorate to  F. C. Kohli, father of Indian software industry
Abhay Anand | Oct 9, 2018 - 3:34 p.m. IST
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NIIT University (NU) has awarded F. C. Kohli its first honorary doctorate during the 8th Convocation Ceremony. F. C. Kohli is considered as the father of Indian software industry and the founder and first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services.

At the 8th convocation ceremony, more than 500 NU students were awarded degree certificates for successful completion of various programmes, including B. Tech, M. Tech (Business Analytics) MBA, PG Diploma (Banking & Finance) amongst others. 

F. C. Kohli is an Indian industrialist. He is frequently referred to as the ‘Father of the Indian Software Industry’. He has been conferred with various distinguished awards and honours. In 2002, Kohli was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the Indian Software Industry.

Congratulating the students on their success Dr. K Kasturirangan, Former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation said, “I find that the academic programs of NU are very thoughtfully strategized in terms of its industrial linkage, being technology driven with appropriate focus on research coupled with seamlessness. I have no doubt that NU is moving in the direction of becoming a world class Centre of learning and erudition”.

F. C. Kohli, Founder, Tata Consultancy Services gave his heartiest congratulations to all the students and wished them success in the years to come.

Speaking at the convocation, Rajendra S Pawar, Founder, NU and Chairman, NIIT Ltd. said, “By honouring Mr. FC Kohli, the Father of the Indian Software Industry, NU honours itself.”
“Established in 2009, NU has perfected and internalised the tradition of 100% placement, 5th year running”, added Pawar.

Prof. V. S. Rao, President, NIIT University, said, “This is a proud moment for all us to witness our students take the first step successfully in the real world. NIIT University is playing a leadership role towards building competencies for the future to meet the requirements of the industry. I heartily congratulate all the students and wish them a very successful career ahead.”   

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