Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey was conferred with the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) on May 1, 2017 by Jamia Millia Islamia.
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The degree was awarded by the Chancellor, JMI, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) MA Zaki in a Special Convocation held at 2:30 pm at the university’s Dr MA Ansari Auditorium.
Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Jamia, read the citation for Erdoğan.
Prof Shahid Ashraf, Pro-Vice Chancellor, AP Siddiqui (IPS), Registrar, along with Deans, Heads and Directors, faculty members and research scholars participated in the special convocation.