The Visitor’s Award in the ‘Best University’ category was awarded by the University of Hyderabad. On February 4, Pranab Mukherjee, President of India will present the award at at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The award ceremony will coincide with the 3rd Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities.
The Best University winner will receive a citation and a trophy and cash award of Rs 1 lakh each. This ceremony will be held on February 4-5, 2015. 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.
Visitor’s Award for ‘Research’ will be conferred 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.
Online applications were invited from all Central Universities for each category for selecting the winners. 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.