On the Sunday, 17th of March, 2019, Amma will be awarded with an honorary Doctorate of Literature (D. Litt. Honoris Causa) by the University of Mysore as part of it’s 99th convocation ceremony. The honorary doctorate will be officially presented to Amma by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mysore, Prof. G. Hemanatha Kumar, at a function to be held in Amma’s Amritapuri Ashram in Kollam, Kerala on the 23rd of March.
Established in 1916, the University of Mysore is India’s sixth oldest university and its first in Karnataka. It is bestowing the prestigious honorary doctorate upon Amma for her rich contributions to the field of spiritual education and social work.
This will be the second honorary doctorate for Amma. She received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from the State University of New York in 2010 at function in Buffalo.