The rank of honorary doctorate or doctor honoris causa is an honorific title granted by an exceptional procedure. Originally a university would confer the dignity of doctor honoris causa in order to distinguish a learned person whose knowledge and wisdom were considered exemplary, but also, in return, to pride itself for having recognized and "recruited" among its faculty such an outstanding person. Formerly universities have given some more picturesque titles than doctor honoris causa, like doctor or professor angelicus, eximius, mirabilis, subtilis, illuminates... The conferring of an honorary doctorate or doctor honoris causa still follows, sometimes, an old protocol.
Serving as a way to inspire students, OPJS University awards Honoris Causa Doctorate on a selective basis to distinguished individuals who merit exceptional recognition for their profound and enduring contributions in a field or activity, in accordance with the values of the University.
Applications are welcome at any time, but for consideration for award at the next convocation ceremonies, Applications must be submitted by December 15th of each year. Applications will be compiled by the Committee secretary.
The Committee will begin deliberations early in January. Recommendations will normally be submitted to Academic Council for approval in March. Nominations approved by President will be considered for approval by the Board of Management at the Board’s next meeting.
Honorary doctorates will be awarded to those well recognized for distinguished and visionary leadership and achievements consistent with OPJS’s core values, mission, and goals. They will exemplify the highest personal and professional standards that serve as an inspiration and model for students, faculty, staff, and our communities. They may be eminent researchers, scholars, professionals, creative artists, performers, athletes, or persons renowned for exemplary public service regionally, nationally, or globally. It will be evident that their contributions have enriched society and the quality of life.
Although not all areas of achievement can be recognized in any one year, over the course of several years the awards should reflect the diversity of OPJS’s academic programs, research, and support services. The awards should also reflect the social and cultural diversity of our region.
The OPJS Honorary Degree Selection Committee reviews applications annually and makes recommendations to President. With the approval of President, Chairman and the Board of Management, the Patron confers the honorary doctorate at convocation. Normally, no more than one honorary doctorate will be awarded at each convocation ceremony. Recipients are expected to be present to receive the award, and are invited to give a brief address to the convocation. They will also be invited to return to OPJS University at a later date to give a longer address and meet with faculty, staff, and students. Awards will not normally be made posthumously. The Committee may seek additional information.
The Executive Assistant to the President will serve as the Committee secretary
After successful completion of application and approved by HDSC a notification shall be issued and honorary degree shall be awarded.
There are three procedures to award the degree
Application form with academic bio data 100000/-
Biopic and work report 100000/-