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Indian-American professor Dr. Sivanadane Mandjiny won UNC’s 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching

May 13, 2015 11:11 IST

Indian-American Professor Dr. Sivanadane Mandjiny on 12 May 2015 won the University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award carries a commemorative bronze medallion and a 12500 US dollar cash prize.

He was one of the 17 winners of the annual awards that serve to underscore the importance of teaching.

Currently, he is a Chemistry professor at the University of North Carolina. He became department chair in 2011. He had joined University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics in 1996 as a teaching associate.

Sivanadane Mandjiny is a native of Tamil Nadu. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Madras and a master’s degree in biochemical engineering from the IIT.

He also holds a second master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the Universite de Technologie de Compiegne in France. Mandjiny’s has studied in four languages Hindi, Tamil, French and English

He is the recipient of three Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Mandjiny won the university's Outstanding Teaching Award in 2006.

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