NEW DELHI: Narayan Murthy, the founder of information technology services company Infosys, was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the Royal Holloway college, University of London today. He was awarded the degree for his “outstanding contribution to the field of computer science and the role model he represents in India and on the global stage”, said the college in a press release. The doctorate was awarded to Murthy at the college’s campus in Egham, Surrey, at the same time the college’s computer science students graduated.
Speaking about being awarded the degree, Murthy said, “It is a great privilege to receive this award and I am grateful to Royal Holloway for recognising me in this way. I am honoured to be joining this new generation as they graduate. They are each about to take their next steps in what I hope will be productive and positive careers. Their potential, combined with the knowledge and skills they have gained through their studies, fills me with hope and excitement for our future, and the positive difference they can make in our world.”
Infosys employs more than 225,000 people globally (as of December 2018) and is currently valued at more than $49 billion.
Source: Economic Times