Agartala: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will grace the convocation of Tripura University this winter and would also be honoured with an honorary DLitt, Vice-Chancellor Arunoday Saha said on Tuesday.

"She has not only accepted our invitation, but also given her consent to be with us in the convocation. We have decided to confer her with Honouris Causa, otherwise known as honorary DLitt. We are now waiting for the Ministry of External Affairs for completion of diplomatic formalities," said Saha.

He said "the date for Hasina's visit is yet to be fixed for holding the convocation, but it would be in the winter may be in November."

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar who visited Dhaka along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on September 6 had also invited the Bangladesh Premier to visit Tripura.

"She told me (Sarkar) that she has already accepted the invitation of Tripura university and visit the university convocation," Sarkar told reporters here.

(Agencies)