The Executive Council of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Wednesday decided to honour Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with the ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ on the third convocation of the university, which will be held in August this year.
A press release from the university stated: “Their highly distinguished career and achievements have made the University very proud and they are a great source of inspiration for JNU students and researchers.”
Sitharaman studied in the School of Social Sciences and School of International Studies of the university for her MA and M Phil degrees, respectively.
Whereas, Jaishankar studied in the School of International Studies where he completed his M Phil and Doctoral research with the specialisation in nuclear diplomacy.
The Union ministers will be the first recipients of the ‘Distinguished Alumni Award,’ which is to be conferred by the university.