HRD Ministry Stops Jamia Milia Islamia From Giving Shah Rukh Khan An Honorary Doctorate, Here’s WhyShah Rukh Khan (Steve Jurvetson/Flickr)

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has denied Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) the permission to award an honorary doctorate degree to Shah Rukh Khan. According to the department, Khan has already received one honorary doctorate degree from a different university.

JMI requested the ministry for an approval to confer an Honoris Causa’ to Shah Rukh Khan as he is a former student of the college, reports by India Today.

However, the HRD Ministry did not agree to the request as the actor had already been awarded the degree by Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANNU) In 2016.

Shahrukh Khan was a master’s student of Jamia’s AJK Mass Communication research centre, but couldn’t complete his final year due to a shortage of attendance as he was pursuing his career in acting.

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