New Delhi: Commemorating annual honouring ceremony, LPU bestowed ‘Research Appreciation’ & ‘Teaching Excellence’ Awards along with cash prizes under different categories
“Teachers must come forward with research oriented & industry ready interesting teaching”: LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal
Jalandhar: Upholding ancient India’s great “Guru” glory and paying tribute to great philosopher, teacher & second President of the country, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; Lovely Professional University today honoured its top 42 researchers with ‘Research Appreciation’ awards. In addition, 29 best teachers were also provided ‘Teaching Excellence’ awards for their innovative and industry oriented teaching. Commemorating annual honouring ceremony, LPU bestowed awards upon its teachers along with prizes worth Rs 25 Lakh, under different categories. Inspiring speeches and instructive cultural program also marked the honouring ceremony. After unveiling specially carved plaque for the ceremony-‘The Perfect Teacher’, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal & Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal made powerful addresses to guide both researchers and teachers.
Appreciating impressive achievements from the teachers in the fields of research, development and teaching, Chancellor Mr Mittal said: “I always cherish that LPU teachers keep on working devotedly to be judged as the best minds all across the globe. I suggest my teachers to be always ahead of times in their thinking so that our students continue emerging as global leaders. I also feel that a teacher can never retire from work of guidance, and should come forward with research and industry oriented interesting teaching. I also want to share that the need of the hour is to spread ideology of great Indian teachers & policy makers across the globe for bringing peace and harmony all-around.”
Categorized separately on various parameters for their research endeavours, top researchers at LPU received ‘International Cruise Holiday’ package; cash prizes worth Rs one lakh; Rs 50,000; Rs 25,000; and, Rs 10,000. Some of the LPU teachers those received top prizes included Dr Niti Kant (School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, SEEE); Dr Raja Sekhar Dondapati (Mechanical Engineering, ME); Dr Babita Pandey (Computer Applications); Dr Sachin Singh (Pharmacy); Dr Geetha (Research and Development); Dr Joginder Panwar (Bio Engineering and Biosciences); Dr Gurjot Singh (SEEE); Dr Aman Singh (Polytechnic); Dr Mritunjay (SEEE); Dr Sumit Sharma (SME); Dr Gulshan Kumar (R&D); Dr Sandeep Arora (SEEE) Dr Praveen Sharma (ME) and more.
Dr Vikas Kumar from LPU School of Agriculture, who has been awarded for his great research on the beneficial re-utilization of waste considered materials like beet-roots crushed during juice making, shared: “This award is very motivating for me to work more for my students, society and the mankind. I specially vow to be devoted to my profession so as to make my students stand different among others.” One of the participating Mechanical Engineering students, Vishnu from South India shared that whatever he is today is only due to hard working teachers at LPU: “My personality is so enriched by my teachers that now I can earn a very good place in the society due to their enthralling teaching and tinkering.” Some of the teachers who received cash awards under other categories included Dr Monica Gulati & Dr Gopal Khatik (Pharmacy); Dr Geeta Arora & Dr Pushpinder (Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences); Dr Aditya Khamparia & Dr A.K.Srivastava (Computer Science and Engineering); and many more.
Prior to this, all teachers also pledged for providing the best education to their students; important video-bytes about their vital research works were also displayed; and, LPU students also presented mesmerizing cultural presentations in the honour of their teachers.