Dipa Karmakar, is set to be honoured with a D Lit degree at of the National Institute of Technology, Agartala on November 11, 2017. The 10th convocation will be organized at the Rabindra Shatabarshiki Bhawan in Agartala. Dipa was undergoing rehabilitation for a leg injury and will arrive in Agartala on November 1.
The NIT will also honour IIT Guwahati director Dr. Goutam Ghosh and professor of Jadavpur University Dr. B Ghosh with a D Sc.in the convocation. Former IIT-Delhi director and incumbent chairman of the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), Surendra Prasad, will grace the occasion as the chief guest.
Dipa couldn’t clear one paper in her MA final semester of Political Science from Tripura Central University through distance mode due to her performance in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She will re-appear for the same paper next year.
When contacted by Hindustan Times, Dipa’s father Dulal Karmakar said that although they didn’t receive any official confirmation, he is happy with the NIT’s decision.“Every parent would be happy with their children’s success. Dipa made us feel proud of her,” Karmakar said.
The NIT has, in the past, honoured Bollywood actor Nana Patekar with a D Lit degree and Governor Tathagata Roy with a D.Eng.