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List of University of Calcutta honorary degree recipients

This is a list of honorary degree recipients from the University of Calcutta.[1]

Honorary degree recipients

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Year Name Degree
1876 H.R.H. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales Doctor in Law
1876 Monier Williams Doctor in Law
1876 Krishna Mohan Banerjee Doctor in Law
1876 Rajendralal Mitra Doctor in Law
1897 Alfred Woodley Croft Doctor in Law
1898 Mahendralal Sircar Doctor in Law
1906 H.R.H. George Frederick Ernest Albert, Prince of Wales Doctor in Law
1908 Andrew Henderson Leith Fraser Doctor of Literature
1908 Asutosh Mookerjee Doctor of Science
1908 Arthur Schuster Doctor of Science
1908 Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar Doctor of Philosophy
1908 Pratul Chandra Chatterjee Doctor of Law
1908 Gooroodas Banerjee Doctor of Philosophy
1908 Eugene Lafont Doctor of Science
1908 Herbert Hope Risley Doctor of Philosophy
1908 Gerald Bomford Doctor of Medicine
1908 Thomas Henry Holland Doctor of Science
1908 Prafulla Chandra Ray Doctor of Philosophy
1908 George Frederick William Thibaut Doctor of Science
1908 Subbaiyar Subramaniya Aiyar Doctor of Law
1911 Crown Prince of the German Empires of Prussia[2] Doctor of Law
1912 Douglas Craven Phillott Doctor of Philosophy
1912 Paul Johannes Briihl Doctor of Science
1912 Jagadish Chandra Bose Doctor of Science
1913 Hermann Oldenberg Doctor of Literature
1913 Andrew Russell Forsyth Doctor of Science
1913 Taraknath Palit Doctor of Law
1913 Paul Vinogradoff Doctor of Law
1913 Hermann Jacobi Doctor of Literature
1913 William Henry Young Doctor of Science
1913 Rash Behari Ghosh Doctor of Philosophy
1913 Rabindranath Tagore Doctor of Literature
1913 Henry Hubert Hayden Doctor of Science
1913 Sylvain Levi Doctor of Literature
1920 Alfred Charles Auguste Foucher Doctor of Literature
1921 Lawrence John Lumley Dundas, Earl of Ronaldshay Doctor of Literature
1921 Rufus Daniel Isaacs, Earl of Reading Doctor of Law
1921 William Jackson Pope Doctor of Science
1921 William Alexander Craigie Doctor of Literature
1921 Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Doctor of Science (Eng.)
1921 Brajendra Nath Seal Doctor of Science
1921 Raghunath Purushottam Paranjpye Doctor of Science
1921 John Hubert Marshall Doctor of Philosophy
1921 Gilbert Thomas Walker Doctor of Philosophy
1921 Rudrapatna Shama Sastri Doctor of Philosophy
1921 Sakkottai Krishnaswami Aiyangar Doctor of Philosophy
1921 Henry Stephen Doctor of Philosophy
1921 Cuthbert Edmund Cullis Doctor of Science
1921 Dinesh Chandra Sen Doctor of Literature
1921 Devadatta Ramakrishna Bhandarkar Doctor of Philosophy
1921 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman Doctor of Science
1921 Abanindranath Tagore Doctor of Literature
1921 Syed Ameer Ali Doctor of Law
1921 Arthur Anthony Macdonell Doctor of Oriental
1921 Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, High Steward of Windsor Doctor of Law
1922 James Wilford Garner Doctor of Law
1926 William Ewart Greaves Doctor of Law
1928 Arnold Sommerfeld Doctor of Science
1930 William Spence Urquhart (de) Doctor of Law
1931 Rajendranath Mukherjee Doctor of Science
1931 Heramba Chandra Maitra Doctor of Literature
1931 Charles Albert Bentley Doctor of Medicine
1932 Francis Stanley Jackson Doctor of Science
1934 Hassan Suhrawardy Doctor of Science
1938 James Hopwood Jeans Doctor of Law
1938 Francis William Aston Doctor of Law
1938 Ernest Barker Doctor of Law
1938 Arthur Henry Reginald Buller Doctor of Law
1938 Arthur Stanley Eddington Doctor of Law
1938 Ronald Aylmer Fisher Doctor of Law
1938 William Searle Holdsworth Doctor of Law
1938 Carl Gustav Jung Doctor of Law
1938 Charles Samuel Myers Doctor of Law
1938 Walther Straub (de) Doctor of Law
1938 Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Doctor of Literature
1941 Nilratan Sircar Doctor of Science
1942 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Doctor of Law
1942 Mohammad Azizul Haque Doctor of Literature
1944 Bidhan Chandra Roy Doctor of Science
1948 Chakravarti Rajagopalachari Doctor of Law
1949 Pramathanath Banerjee Doctor of Literature
1952 Rajendra Prasad Doctor of Law
1952 Harendra Coomar Mookerjee Doctor of Literature
1952 Sambhunath Banerjee Doctor of Law
1956 Jogeschandra Ray Doctor of Literature
1957 Nandalal Bose Doctor of Literature
1957 Rajsekhar Basu Doctor of Literature
1957 Zakir Hussain Doctor of Literature
1957 Vidhusekhar Bhattacharyya Doctor of Literature
1957 Jogendranath Bagchi Doctor of Literature
1957 Arnold Joseph Toynbee Doctor of Literature
1957 Satyendra Nath Bose Doctor of Science
1957 Lloyd Viel Berkner Doctor of Science
1957 Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh Doctor of Science
1957 Jnanendra Chandra Ghosh Doctor of Science
1957 Harold Spencer Jones Doctor of Science
1957 Yoshio Kitagawa Doctor of Science
1957 Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan Doctor of Science
1957 Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Doctor of Science
1957 Arcot Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar Doctor of Science
1957 Alexander Nesmeyanov Doctor of Science
1957 J. Robert Oppenheimer Doctor of Science
1957 Sudhi Ranjan Das Doctor of Law
1957 Atul Chandra Gupta Doctor of Law
1960 Niels Henrik David Bohr Doctor of Science
1961 Nirmal Kumar Sidhanta Doctor of Literature
1965 Gopinath Kaviraj Doctor of Literature
1967 Satischandra Ghosh Doctor of Literature
1968 Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay Doctor of Literature
1968 Nilratan Dhar Doctor of Science
1969 Ramesh Chandra Majumdar Doctor of Literature
1969 Dilip Kumar Roy Doctor of Literature
1969 Radhagobinda Nath Doctor of Literature
1969 Suniti Kumar Chatterji Doctor of Literature
1969 Debendra Mohan Bose Doctor of Science
1970 Srikumar Bandyopadhyay Doctor of Literature
1970 Priyadaranjan Ray Doctor of Science
1971 Durgadas Basu Doctor of Law
1972 Abu Sayeed Chowdhury Doctor of Law
1973 Sailendranath Sen Doctor of Medicine
1973 Prasantabihari Mukhopadhyay Doctor of Law
1974 Hargobind Khorana Doctor of Science
1975 Jnanendranath Mukhopadhyay Doctor of Science
1976 Sumitranandan Pant Doctor of Literature
1981 Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya Doctor of Science
1982 Janardan Chakrabarti Doctor of Literature
1982 Udipi Ramachandra Rao Doctor of Science
1984 Rezaul Karim Doctor of Literature
1985 Satyajit Ray Doctor of Literature
1986 Pandit Ravi Shankar Doctor of Literature
1986 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Doctor of Literature
1988 Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay Doctor of Literature
1988 G. I. Marchuk Doctor of Science
1989 Hirendranath Mukhopadhyay Doctor of Literature
1989 Bhabatosh Datta Doctor of Literature
1989 Ashesh Prasad Mitra Doctor of Science
1989 Safdar Hashmi Doctor of Literature
1990 Subodhchandra Sengupta Doctor of Literature
1990 Srijib Bhattacharyya Doctor of Literature
1990 Gopal Haldar Doctor of Literature
1991 Võ Nguyên Giáp Doctor of Literature
1993 Amartya Kumar Sen Doctor of Literature
1993 Asghar Ali Engineer Doctor of Literature
1994 Sambhu Nath De Doctor of Science
1994 Giovanni Spadolini Doctor of Literature
1995 Laxmi Mall Singhvi Doctor of Law
1995 Durga Das Basu Doctor of Literature
1995 Triguna Sen Doctor of Science
1995 Radhanath Rath Doctor of Literature
1997 Ali Akbar Khan Doctor of Literature
1997 Leela Majumdar Doctor of Literature
1998 Sushil Kumar Dhara Doctor of Literature
1998 Binoy Krishna Chaudhuri Doctor of Literature
1998 Pratap Chandra Chunder Doctor of Literature
1998 Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan Doctor of Science
1998 Autar Singh Paintal Doctor of Science
2001 Jayant Vishnu Narlikar Doctor of Science
2001 Noam Chomsky Doctor of Literature
2002 Krishnaswami Kasturirangan Doctor of Science
2002 Romila Thapar Doctor of Literature
2003 Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao Doctor of Science
2003 Tapan Raychaudhuri Doctor of Literature
2004 C. N. R. Rao Doctor of Science
2004 Ashoke Sen Doctor of Science
2005 Man Mohan Sharma Doctor of Science
2005 Mihir Rakshit Doctor of Science
2005 Nirmal Kumar Ganguly Doctor of Literature
2006 Sankar Lal Adhya Doctor of Science
2006 Andre Beteille Doctor of Literature
2006 Purushottama Lal Doctor of Literature
2007 Romano Prodi Doctor of Science
2007 Jyoti Basu Doctor of Law
2007 Nirendranath Chakraborty Doctor of Literature
2007 Tapas Majumdar Doctor of Literature
2008 Goverdhan Mehta Doctor of Science
2008 Mushirul Hasan Doctor of Literature
2008 Ratan Lal Brahmachary Doctor of Science
2009 Mrinal Sen Doctor of Literature
2009 Santi Pada Gon Chaudhuri Doctor of Science
2009 Sunita Narain Doctor of Science
2010 Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Doctor of Law
2010 Bimal Jalan Doctor of Literature
2010 Srikumar Banerjee Doctor of Science
2012 Shyam Benegal Doctor of Literature
2012 U. R. Ananthamurthy Doctor of Literature
2012 Pranab Kumar Sen Doctor of Science
2013 R. Chidambaram Doctor of Science
2013 Premnath Dogra Doctor of Science
2013 Jitendra Nath Mohanty Doctor of Literature
2014 Pranab Mukherjee Doctor of Literature
2014 Muchkund Dubey Doctor of Literature
2014 Bikash Sinha Doctor of Science
2014 Lakshmi Shankar Ojha Doctor of Science
2014 Antanas Paskevicius-Poska Doctor of Literature
2015 T.V. Ramakrishnan Doctor of Science
2015 Lord Hameed (Khalid Hameed) Doctor of Science
2015 Sanjay Subrahmanyam Doctor of Literature
2015 Pandit Birju Maharaj Doctor of Literature
2015 Joy Goswami Doctor of Literature
2018 Mamata Banerjee Doctor of Literature
2019 Gopalkrishna Gandhi Doctor of Literature
2019 Dilip Mahalanabis Doctor of Science
2019 Sukumar Mukherjee Doctor of Science
2020 Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee Doctor of Literature

See also


  1. ^ "Honoris Causa". Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. ^ Nirode Kumar Barooah (1977). India and the official Germany, 1886-1914. Peter Lang.
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