Why Did Rahul Dravid Turn Down The Honorary Doctorate?

The answer is actually quite simple. He didn’t want an ‘honorary’ degree but wants to earn the degree.

Yesterday he turned down the honorary doctorate degree Bangalore University wanted to confer on him, saying he wants to “earn a doctorate degree” by accomplishing some form of academic research in the field of a sport rather than receiving an honorary one. “The Honourable Governor and the Chancellor of Bangalore University had approved to confer the honorary degree on Rahul Dravid, former captain of Indian cricket team, at the 52nd annual convocation of Bangalore University scheduled to be held on January 27,” the university stated in its press release.

“However, Rahul Dravid while thanking Bangalore university, for recognising him for the honorary degree, has in all humility declined to accept the honorary degree, He has conveyed that he would try to earn a doctorate degree by accomplishing some form of academic research in the field of sport rather than receiving an honorary degree,” the release added. Earlier, Dravid was to be awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to sports. Dravid was to be honored with the doctorate during the 52nd annual convocation of the Bangalore University. The function will be held at the Jnanajyothi Auditorium of the Central College on Friday, January 27, 2017.

The former cricketer was earlier awarded a doctorate by the Gulbarga University, three years ago in 2014.

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