Mr. Baba Kalyani, the Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Forge was conferred an Honorary “Doctor of Science” (honoris causa) by His Excellency the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday at the 58 th Annual Convocation of IIT Kharagpur and the culmination of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the institute.
The Honorary “Doctor of Science” (honoris causa) was conferred on Mr. Baba Kalyani for his outstanding contribution to Entrepreneurship and for making Bharat Forge a global leader in the forging industry. Also present at the occasion were the Board of Governors and the Senate of IIT Kharagpur.
Mr. Baba N Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge said, “It is indeed a great honour to be considered worthy of an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the country’s premier center of excellence in education and research and to receive it from His Excellency the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. I would like to thank the Board of Governors and the Senate of IIT Kharagpur for this honour. Last but certainly not the least, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my staff for their belief in our vision and for helping us co - create Bharat Forge’s global footprint”.
Bharat Forge is the flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group, which has significant presence in the key sectors of the Indian economy. As one of India’s emerging multinationals, the company has manufacturing operations across 11 locations and 5 countries - 4 in India, 3 in Germany, one each in Sweden, USA and 2 in China. BFL today is a global corporation, manufacturing various forged and machined components for the automotive and non-automotive sectors with ‘Full Service Supply’ Capability in Power-train & chassis components. It is the largest exporter of auto components from India and the leading chass is component manufacturer in the world. BFL is internationally respected for its cutting edge technology developed over the years, full service supply capability and dual-shore manufacturing model.