Chitkara University, Punjab has bestowed the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) upon Bharat Goenka, the Founder and Vice Chairperson of Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading Business Management Software provider. The award recognizes Mr. Goenka’s extraordinary contributions, transformative influence, and steadfast dedication to the realms of technology and business.
Hailed as the “Father of the Indian software product industry” and lauded with the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award by NASSCOM in 2011, Mr. Goenka stands as an icon of innovation and entrepreneurship in the technology sector. As the founder of Tally Solutions, he has played a pioneering role in revolutionizing the landscape of business management software products, with a global user base exceeding 7.2 million.
The Honorary Doctorate was presented to Mr. Goenka by the esteemed Dr. Ashok K Chitkara, Chancellor of Chitkara University, and Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro Chancellor, during a grand convocation that celebrated his outstanding achievements.
Mr. Goenka’s journey commenced in 1984 when he received an IBM PC as a gift from his father, setting the stage for a technological revolution that would touch millions of MSME businesses worldwide. His ingenuity gave birth to ‘The Accountant,’ a revolutionary accounting software devoid of complex coding, which later evolved into Tally Solutions in 1999. Soon, Tally ERP 9, the world’s first concurrent multi-lingual business accounting and inventory software, marked a paradigm shift, and the latest offering, TallyPrime, continues to set industry standards with its user-friendly interface and seamless experience. Under Mr. Goenka’s dynamic leadership, Tally has evolved from a simple accounting package for SMEs to a comprehensive business management software serving enterprises of all sizes and types.
Receiving the Honorary Degree, Mr. Bharat Goenka said, “I feel truly humbled and honoured to receive the Honorary Doctorate of Literature from an esteemed University like Chitkara. I have been blessed to be a part of Tally’s story and witness the unfolding of its magic over the years. It’s been my absolute privilege to meet and interact with the esteemed faculty and the bright students at the Chitkara University.”