IIT Roorkee Celebrates Teacher’s Day by Awarding Exceptional Teachers

  • The occasion was marked by felicitating faculty members with ’Outstanding Teaching and Research Awards for the year 2023′

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) celebrates Teachers Day at the OP Jain Auditorium, Department of Civil Engineering on September 5th, 2023. The program started with a tribute to the late Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, one of the most recognised and influential Indian thinkers in academia.

Prof. K K Pant, Director IIT Roorkee, Prof. U.P. Singh. Deputy Director, IIT Roorkee, Dean of Faculty Affairs Prof. Ashwani Kumar Sharma, other Deans, Associate Deans and Heads of the Department presided over the chair on this auspicious occasion.

The tone of the occasion was set high by felicitating faculty members with “Outstanding Teaching and Research Awards for the year 2023″ in UG and PG categories for their outstanding performance in teaching, followed by reading of citations by Heads of departments and presentation of Professor Bal Krishna Outstanding Teacher Award of the Department of Mathematics and Ramkumar prize for Outstanding Teaching & Research in PG category. The Outstanding Teacher award also carries a Citation, a memento and a cash prize of ₹1.0 lakh. Following is the list of awardees:

Under (UG) Category, Prof. Naveen Kumar Navani, Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, Prof. K.S. Hari Prasad, Department of Civil Engineering and Prof. Ravi Sharma, Department of Earth Sciences were awarded.

While Under (PG) Category, Prof. Pradip K. Maji, Department of Polymer & Process Engineering, Prof. Vipul Rastogi, Department of Physics, Prof. Sanjeev Kumar has been selected for the Prof. Bal Krishna ‘Outstanding Teacher Award (2023) of the Department of Mathematics and Prof. Ranjana Pathania, Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, has been selected for the Ramkumar Prize for Outstanding Teaching & Research (2023) were awarded.

On this Teachers’ Day, Professor K.K. Pant, the Director of IIT Roorkee remarked, ”I immensely appreciate all the awardees who generously shared their experiences and insights, making this event truly memorable. A good teacher goes beyond the mere transmission of knowledge; they inspire, encourage, and ignite curiosity in the minds of their students.”

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