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New Delhi: Jamia Millia, the India's Islamia National Islamic University based in the Indian capital, New Delhi will confer an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degree to Tibet's political and spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tuesday, 23rd November.

'The University will confer the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) on His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet,' a statement by the university said Monday.

According to a report on Monday by IANS, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal will be the chief guest of the annual convocation. A total of 3,529 degrees and diplomas, apart from 147 gold medals, will be awarded.

In last month, Jamia officials were also expressing surprise that the China factor should influence such decisions. "Should we be so scared of China as to forget about our own country?" an official asked.

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