President Pranab Mukherjee on 4 February 2015 presented Visitor’s Awards for Central Universities in the categories of Best University, Innovation and Research for the year 2015. The awards were presented at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Winners of the award in different categories
• Best University Award: University of Hyderabad for academic excellence & overall outstanding work.
• Innovation Award: Prof. Vijay K. Chaudhary and Dr. Amita Gupta of University of Delhi for their invention of TB Confirm, a rapid diagnostic test for Tuberculosis.
• Research Award: Cosmology and Astrophysics Research Group, Centre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia for path breaking research carried out in the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology. The Research Group comprises of Jamia Millia Islamia faculty, Prof. M. Sami, Prof. Sushant G. Ghosh, Prof. Sanjay Jhingan & Prof. Anjan Ananda Sen.
The Best University received a Citation and Trophy and the winners of Visitor’s Award for Innovation and Research received a Citation and cash award of one lakh rupees.
The awards in these three categories were announced in 2014 by the President at the Vice Chancellors’ Conference with the aim to promote healthy competition amongst Central Universities and to motivate them to adopt best practices from across the world.
When: 4 February 2015