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HRD Ministry denied honorary doctorate to Shah Rukh Khan

Jamia Milia Islamia wanted honorary doctorate for alumnus SRK, The HRD Ministry said no.

Govt denied honorary doctorate to srk from Jamia
Shahrukh Khan - File Pic

HRD Ministry denied a request from Jamia Millia Islamia to award an honorary doctorate to actor Shah Rukh Khan, who is also a former student of the university

In their defence HRD ministry said awarding honorary doctorate to King Khan would “not be in order” since SRK had already received a similar degree from another university — although there is no official bar on such a practice.

As per the records accessed by The Indian Express under RTI reveal that the HRD Ministry’s rejection came three months after Jamia’s request last February.

When contacted by The Indian Express, Higher Education Secretary R Subrahmanyam acknowledged that there were “no rules issued by UGC regarding this so far”.

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