IIT Roorkee was the centre of attraction when it observed Teacher’s Day by felicitating teachers in recognition of their contributions. O P Jain Auditorium on premises of IIT Roorkee became the venue for celebrations.
The venue for the special event is situated at Department of Civil Engineering and the celebrations were held on 5 September 2023. The program started with a tribute to the late Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, one of the most recognized and influential Indian thinkers in academia, say sources from IIT Roorkee.
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:
· Prof. Naveen Kumar Navani, Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering
· Prof. K.S. Hari Prasad, Department of Civil Engineering
· Prof. Ravi Sharma, Department of Earth Sciences
· 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
· Prof. Ranjana Pathania, Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, has been selected for the Ramkumar Prize for Outstanding Teaching & Research (2023).
On this Teachers’ Day, Professor K.K. Pant, the Director of IIT Roorkee, expressed his profound joy and appreciation. He 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, said Director of IIT Roorkee.
Furthermore, Director of IIT Roorkee extended his heartfelt congratulations to the award winners, acknowledging their outstanding contributions in positively transforming the lives of a significant number of students.
Expressing his thoughts on the occasion of Teacher’s Day, Prof. Ashwani Kumar Sharma, Dean of Faculty Affairs, IIT Roorkee, said, “I would like to congratulate the winners and teachers who are giving their best efforts to the students with their experiences.
I am also grateful to all these awardees who came forward and shared their views and made this event a great success, said Prof Ashwani Kumar of IIT Roorkee.
IITR is an institute of national importance imparting higher education in engineering, sciences, management, architecture and planning, and humanities and social sciences.
Since its establishment in 1847, the Institute has played a vital role in providing the country with technical human resources and know-how.
The Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development.
It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering.
The Institute had celebrated its Sesquicentennial in October 1996 and now completed more than 175 years of its existence.
It was converted to IIT on September 21, 2001 by an Ordinance issued by the Government of India declared it as the nation’s seventh Indian Institute of Technology, an “Institution of National Importance”.
The vision of IIT Roorkee is to attain global level of excellence in education and to create a sustainable and equitable society through innovative research in science and technology.