The State University of New York had selected Mata Amritanandamayi for an honorary doctorate in humane letters. Steve Dunnet, Vice Provost, International Programme of the University, and Bharat Jayaraman, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Computer Science at the university, in a videoconference arranged at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences on Thursday, said that Mata was selected in recognition of her wide-ranging humanitarian contributions all over the world. The convocation will be held at the university on May 25th 2010.