Jawaharlal Nehru University wins Visitor’s Award for the Best University 2017

Mar 4, 2017 08:14 IST

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on 2 March 2017 won the annual Visitor’s Award for the Best University 2017.  

Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, will present the Visitor’s Awards for the year 2017 at a function on 6 March 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The function will be held at a part of the ‘Festival of Innovations.’

On the other hand, Deepak Pant from Central University of Himachal Pradesh won the Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation.’ He won the award for development of a reactor for direct conversion of waste plastic to LPG in small scale.

The Visitor’s Award for ‘Research’ is jointly won by Dr Shyam Sunder from Banaras Hindu University and Professor Niranjan Karak from Tezpur University. Dr Sunder won the award for his work in the area of diagnosis and treatment of Indian Kala-azar while Professor won it for development of renewable resource based bio-degradable hyper-branched polymer nano-composites as self-cleaning, self-healing and bio-compatible smart sustainable futuristic material.

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About Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University is a public central university in New Delhi.

It was established in the year 1969 by an Act of parliament. G. Parthsarthi was the first vice-chancellor of the university.

In 2012, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council gave the university a grade of 3.9 out of 4, the highest grade awarded to any educational institution in India.

The university is known for leading faculties and research emphasis on liberal arts and applied sciences.

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