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Eminent Chess Player Viswanathan Anand honoured with ‘Honoris Causa’ Doctor of Science degree

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Five Time Chess World Champion Viswanathan Anand has been conferred with the Honorary Degree Doctor of Science by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Awarded during: 49th Convocation Ceremonyv.anand

Venue: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Awarded by: NITI Aayog Chairman Arvind Panagariya

About Viswanathan Anand:

  • Country         India
  • Born              11 December 1969 Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Title               Grandmaster (1988)

He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002

Key Aspects:

  • Anand thanked and remembered the day when he was conferred the Arjuna Award in 1985 and shared that this dress code in Kanpur brought back memories of that day at the Rashtrapati Bhawan
  • He thanked the celebration and he insisted himself to focus on successive opportunities and goals

About IIT, Kanpur

Public Research College located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Declared to be Institute of National Importance by Government of India under IIT Act

  • Director: Indranil Manna
  • Chairman: Munirathna Anandakrishnan
  • Founded: 1959