Tezpur Uty, JNU win prestigious visitor’s awards
New Delhi: Tezpur University has won the annual Visitor’s Award for the ‘Best University’ and Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar as well as the Molecular Parasitology Group of JNU have won the Visitor’s Awards for ‘Research’ and ‘Innovation’ respectively.
President of India, Pranab Mukherjee will present Visitor’s Awards for the year 2016 at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 14, 2016, as part of the ‘Festival of Innovations’. The President had announced institution of these awards at the Vice Chancellors’ Conference, 2014 with the aim of promoting healthy competition amongst Central Universities and motivating them to adopt best practices from across the world.
The Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation’ will be given to Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar of Jawaharlal Nehru University for development of a genetically engineered vaccine and a therapeutic antibody against anthrax.
The Visitor’s Award for ‘Research’ will be presented to the Molecular Parasitology Group of Jawaharlal Nehru University of pioneering work in the area of molecular parasitology, especially anti-malaria, leishmaniasis and amoebiasis.
The ‘Best University’ will receive a Citation and Trophy while winners of Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation’ and ‘Research’ will receive a Citation and cash award of Rs. one lakh.
For selecting the winners, online applications were invited from all Central Universities for each category. A Selection Committee headed by Omita Paul, Secretary to the President and with Secretaries of Department of Higher Education and Department of Science & Technology as well as Chairman, UGC; DG, CSIR etc as members chose the winners of the Awards.