29 April 2017
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is to be conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Literature, Honoris Causa by the Lovely Professional University of India.
The University decided to confer the award in appreciation of continued and outstanding efforts by the President towards the nation; acknowledging the transformational changes being achieved during his tenure.
The Lovely Professional University was established in 2005. Each year the University produces 30,000 graduates and conducts more than 200 programs. The university is accredited by the Indian University Grants Commission (UGC), International Association of Universities (IAU) and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
Some of the top achievements by the university include;
· 3rd place; Indian Top Private Universities
· 7th place; Indian Top Universities
· Among top 15 Business Schools in India
· Among top 15 Engineering Schools in India
· 14th place; India’s Best Infrastructure and Services Ranking
· Awarded Best “ICT Enabled” University by Indian Ministry of Communication and IT.
Alumni Luminaries of the University include Nobel Laureate Dalai Lama, Former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, Former President of Mauritius Rajkeswur Purryag, Prime Minister of Lesotho and Prime Minister of Dominica.