Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is to be awarded the annual Visitor’s Award for the “Best University”. The Visitor’s Awards for the year 2017 is being presented to the university by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at a function being held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 6, 2017.
The function is a part of the ‘Festival of Innovations’. Under the ‘Best University’ award, the university is to be presented with a Citation and Trophy while winners of Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation’ and ‘Research’ will receive a Citation and cash award of Rs one lakh.
In order to motivate the Central Universities for adopting best educational practices from all around the world and to promote healthy competition among these universities, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee had announced institution of these awards in 2014, revealed a press release from President’s Secretariat.
Visitor’s Award for “Innovation” has won by Dr Deepak Pant from Central University of Himachal Pradesh and the Visitor’s Award for “Research” has jointly presented to Dr Shyam Sunder from Banaras Hindu University and Prof Niranjan Karak from Tezpur University.