BHU VC Sudhir Jain wins California Institute of Technology's alumni award 2022

Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award 2022: BHU VC is recognized for his lifesaving impact as India's preeminent earthquake engineer, for his research.

BHU VC Sudhir Jain wins California Institute of Technology's alumni award 2022 BHU vice-chancellor Professor Sudhir Jain (Source: Twitter/@bhupro)
Anu Parthiban | May 25, 2022 - 9:07 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Professor Sudhir Jain has been named by California Institute of Technology, United States, for its Distinguished Alumni Award 2022. He is among the three recipients who won the award this year.

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For 2022, the Caltech Institute has named Sudhir Kumar Jain (MS '80, PhD '83), Bette Korber (PhD '88), and Kam-Yin Lau (BS '78, MS '78, PhD '81) as its DAA recipients. Jain obtained his postgraduate (1980) and PhD (1983) degrees in Earthquake Engineering from Caltech.

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As per the report published by the institute on its official website, Sudhir Jain, BHU VC, is recognized for his lifesaving impact as India's preeminent earthquake engineer, for his research, advocacy, and establishment of training programs for engineers and of seismic building codes, and for his leadership in higher education, first at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) and then at Banaras Hindu University.

“Jain's work in India, while a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), has made millions of buildings throughout the country more seismically resilient,” it said.

In addition, Jain is a successful university administrator who, as founding director of IITGN, led that institute to prominence and cultivated an excellent undergraduate engineering program that emphasizes liberal arts education and project-based learning, the report further said.

The Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) is Caltech's highest honor, presented each year to a small number of alumni in recognition of personal and professional accomplishments that have made a noteworthy impact in a field, on the community, or in society.


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