Bhubaneswar: Today at the 48th Convocation of Utkal University Governor of Odisha Dr. SC Jamir conferred Doctorate degrees on eminent surgeon Dr. Mukut Minz, former Direector of All India Institute of Medical Sciences Dr. Ashok Mohapatra, social activist Arundhati Devi, CMD of NLC India Ltd Dr. Sarat Kumar Acharya, DG of CIPET, Sanjay Kumar Nayak and National Law School of India University Prof R. Venkat Rao.
Dr. Subroto Bagchi, Chairman of Odisha Skill Development Authority , Prof Ashok Kumar Das Vice-Chancellor, Director Higher Education Prof Nihar Ranjan Patnaik and MK Biswal Registrar of Utkal University all addressed on the occasion.
On this 48th Convocation, the Governor conferred Doctorate degree to 6 eminent personalities, Ph.D to 281 scholars and gold medals to 88 students.
“I have received the award after a long time and this is like a lifetime achievement award. I thank and Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Syndicate members of Utkal University for selecting me as they found that I am worthy of this award,” said Dr Minz
Dr. Mukut Minz was recently in national news for the successful kidney transplant surgery of Union Cabinet Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj. Besides that, on Jan 26, 2017 he was decorated with the prestigious Padma Shri Award by the President of India.