North Gazette News/New Delhi
Hyderabad University would be conferred with Best University Award 2015 under Visitor’s Awards category on February 4, 2015.
As per reports, the Visitor’s Awards for Central Universities in the categories of Best University, Innovation and Research would be conferred by India’s President Pranab Mukherjee on February 4, 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
“The function would coincide with the third Conference of Vice Chancellors of Central Universities scheduled to be held from February 4-5, 2015,” Indian government spokesperson said.
the spokesperson said that the Visitor’s Award for Innovation would be given to Prof Vijay K Chaudhary and Dr Amita Gupta of University of Delhi who have invented ‘TB Confirm’, a rapid diagnostic test for Tuberculosis.
The Visitor’s Award for ‘Research’ will be presented to 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.
Hyderabad University would get Best University award along with a Citation and Trophy while winners of Visitors’ Award for ‘Innovation’ and ‘Research’ will receive a Citation and cash award of Rs one lakh.
The President had announced institution of these awards at the Vice Chancellors’ Conference last year with the aim of promoting healthy competition amongst Central Universities and motivating them to adopt best practices from across the world.
For selecting the winners, online applications were invited from all Central Universities for each category. A Selection Committee comprising of Omita Paul, Secretary to the President as Chairperson and Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD; Secretary, Department of Science & Technology; Chairman, UGC; Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons of National Innovation Foundation; Director-General, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Director IIT Delhi as members chose the winners of the Awards.