University of Hyderabad wins visitor’s award for ‘Best University’

University of Hyderabad wins visitor’s award for ‘Best University’

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will present Visitor’s Awards for Central Universities in the categories of ‘Best University’, ‘Innovation’ and ‘Research’ for the year 2015 at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 4, 2015. This function will coincide with the third Conference of Vice Chancellors of Central Universities scheduled to be held from February 4-5, 2015.

The Visitor’s Award for the ‘Best University’ will be awarded to University of Hyderabad.

Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation’ will 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.

The ‘Best University’ will receive 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 Smt. 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.


President of India’s message on Anti Leprosy Day

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his best wishes to the Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh (Indian Leprosy Association) on the occasion of Anti Leprosy Day being held on January 30, 2015.

In his message the President has said:

“I am happy to learn that the Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh (Indian Leprosy Association) is observing Anti Leprosy Day on 30 January, 2015 to coincide with the martyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi had special love and compassion for persons suffering from leprosy. It is good to know that the organization is engaged in constructive humanitarian work in the field of leprosy. I am sure that such awareness programmes will help in bringing attitudinal change in our society about leprosy and leprosy affected persons. It will further boost morale and motivation of persons and organizations fighting the disease.

I extend my best wishes to the Indian Leprosy Association for this initiative”.



The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari released the ‘District Development and Diversity Index Report for India and Major States’ brought out by Dr. Abu Saleh Shariff at a function here today. Addressing on the occasion, the Vice President said that this Report is an important work of research and analysis, aimed at increasing socio-economic inclusion and participatory decision-making at grassroots level. This exercise aims at assessing and computing the levels of development and equity of access to that development for each district in the country and it will prove to be an effective tool for all stakeholders. He called upon them to quantify the need for equal opportunity.

He congratulated Dr. Shariff for his commendable effort which will go a long way in facilitating inclusion and addressing issues of discrimination and deprivation in our country.


CMD, New Indian Express, presents a cheque of Rs. 1.35 crore towards Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund

The Chief Managing Director, New Indian Express, Shri Manoj Santhalia, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and presented a cheque of Rs 1.35 crore towards the Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund, today.
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