Educators Extraordinaire: Saluting IIT Bombay’s Dedicated Faculty on National Education Day

7 Dec 2023

IIT Bombay celebrated National Education Day and marked the auspicious occasion with a special celebration on campus. Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, the esteemed Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, graced the event as the Chief Guest. The significance of Education Day, commemorating the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, resonated throughout the Institute. The Institute honoured the profound legacy of Shri Azad even as it underscored the crucial role of educators in shaping the future of the student community.

The Institute also paid heartfelt homage to its faculty community and acknowledged the pivotal role played by several of them by bestowing awards that recognized their unwavering diligence and commitment to education.

The awards presented included:

Research Publication Awards – 2022

1) Prof. Rochish M. Thaokar, Department of Chemical Engineering
2) Prof. Suvarna S. Kulkarni, Department of Chemistry
3) Prof. Krishna Shankara Narayanan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
4) Prof. Prabhakar Naraga, Department of Earth Sciences
5) Prof. Shaibal K. Sarkar, Department of Energy Science and Engineering
6) Prof. Sudhir R. Ghorpade, Department of Mathematics

Research Dissemination Award – 2022

1) Prof. Avik Bhattacharya, Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering
2) Prof. Gopalan Rajaraman, Department of Chemistry
3) Prof. Rodney A. Fernandes, Department of Chemistry

Early Research Achiever Award – 2022

1) Prof. Karthikeyan Lanka, Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering
2) Prof. Arnab Dutta, Department of Chemistry
3) Prof. Ankit Jain, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Krithi Ramamritham Award for Creative Research – 2022

1) Prof. Swatantra Pratap Singh, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
2) Prof. Biswabandan Panda, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

IIT Bombay extends its heartfelt congratulations not only to the distinguished award recipients but to its entire esteemed faculty community. The faculty’s tireless dedicated efforts, passion for education, and commitment to excellence are the cornerstone of IIT Bombay’s success. The Institute celebrates the enduring impact of their daily contributions that shape the minds of future leaders and foster a culture of academic brilliance.

IIT Bombay hopes for many more milestones together on its collective journey of academic excellence.