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Faculty Research Awards 2018: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar honours top authors across 24 disciplines

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 20: The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar today felicitated top researchers across 24 disciplines at Careers360 Faculty Research Awards in New Delhi.

Recognising the efforts of India’s brightest minds in the field of academic research, the minister presented top authors the Awards which carried a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a citation.

“The quality of research determines the overall quality of education and its evolution. The recognition to these academic researchers is a great move towards encouraging more research activities across discipline,” Prakash Javadekar said.

The Union Minister added that institutions in higher education domain must focus on qualitative research activities to bring in innovation that can help enhance the teaching-learning quality also.

As many as 254 academic researchers across 24 disciplines were shortlisted towards determining the Awards constituted by Careers360. The researchers were shortlisted basis the publicly available data of their research work in different areas like Engineering, Medicine, Science, Management, Economics, and Environmental Science.

The 24 disciplines for ‘Faculty Research Awards 2018’ included Engineering Sciences, Computer Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Psychology, ‘Business, Management and Accounting’, ‘Economics, Econometrics and Finance’ among others. The ‘Most outstanding Researchers’ in these 24 different disciplines were chosen based on a composite score generated by evaluating the academic output in SCOPUS indexed journals for the year 2015 –17, citation count and h-index.

The weightage to the three parameters was reached by averaging differential weightage suggested by 20 top academics of Indian origin ranging from Innovation Guru Prof. R A Mashelkar to celebrated corporate advisor and academician Prof. Nirmalya Kumar. The list also includes Harvard Business School Dean Dr Nitin Nohria, renowned academician and institution-builder Dr Pritam Singh, National Law University Bangalore Vice-Chancellor Dr R Venkata Rao, besides many other renowned academicians in India and abroad.

Faculty research Awards 2018: Outstanding Authors

Discipline

Author's Name

Author's Affiliation

Materials Science

Dr. Sabu Thomas

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kottayam, India

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Dr. Ashok Pandey

Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India

Chemistry

Dr. Ähmed Kamal

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology Division, Hyderabad, India

Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Dr. Rajeev Kumar Varshney

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, India

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics

Dr. Dharmarajan Sriram

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Department of Pharmacy, Pilani, India

Business, Management and Accounting

Dr. Ravi Shankar

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Department of Management Studies, New Delhi, India

Decision Sciences

Dr. Amaresh Chakrabarti

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Bangalore, India

Psychology

Dr. Rajesh Sagar

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, New Delhi, India

Neuroscience

Dr. Jayantee Kalita

Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow, Department of Neurology, Lucknow, India

Immunology and Microbiology

Dr. Shyam Sundar

Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Medicine, Varanasi, India

Computer Science

Dr. Sudip Misra

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kharragpur, India

Chemical Engineering

Dr. Parag R. Gogate

Institute of Chemical Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Mumbai, India

Veterinary

Dr. Ashok Kumar Gupta

National Dairy Research Institute India, Karnal, India

Engineering

Dr. Bhim Singh

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India

Health Professions

Dr. Sandip Basu

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Mathematics

Dr. M. Mursaleen

Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Mathematics, Aligarh, India

Environmental Science

Dr. S. Venkata Mohan

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Bioengineering and Environmental Sciences (BEES), Hyderabad, India

Economics, Econometrics and Finance

Dr. Sugata Marjit

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, Kolkata, India

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Dr. Sanjit Mitra

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics India, Pune, India

Energy

Dr. Gopal Nath Tiwari

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Center for Energy Studies, New Delhi, India

Medicine

Dr. Viswanathan Mohan

Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India

Dentistry

Dr. Avani Raju Pradeep

Research Institute, Department of Periodontics, Bangalore, India

Social Sciences

Dr. Rajaram Nityananda

Azim Premji University, School of Liberal Studies, Bangalore, India

Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Besides the top authors in each discipline, distinguished researcher in many disciplines were facilitated with special mention at the Award ceremony. AICTE Chairman Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe facilitated the distinguished scholars with a cash prize of Rs 20,000 and a citation.

Faculty research Awards 2018: Honorary Mention

Subject Areas

Name

Author's Affiliation

Veterinary

Dr. Kuldeep Dhama

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Avian Diseases Section, Bareilly, India

Engineering

Dr. Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Department of Electrical Engineering, New Delhi, India

Management

Prof Debapratim Purkayastha

ICFAI Business School (IBS)-Hyderabad, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE)

Chemical Engineering

Dr. Asim Bhaumik

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Department of Materials Science, Kolkata, India

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics

Dr. Navin Ashok Patil

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Department of Pharmacology, Manipal, India

Materials Science

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Umar Nayak

Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology India, Patia, Chennai, India

Computer Science

Dr. Sundarapandian Vaidyanathan

Vel Tech RR SR Institute of Technology, Chennai

 Health Professions

Prof. Niranjan Bhattacharya

Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Translational Science, Kolkata, India

Microbiology

Dr. Vipin Chandra Kalia

University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Business, Management and Accounting

Dr. Zillur Rahman

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Department of Management Studies, Roorkee, India

Dentistry

Dr. Gargi Sachin Sarode

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Pune, India

Computer Science

Dr. Mita Nasipuri

Jadavpur University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kolkata, India

Economics, Econometrics and Finance

Dr. Anand Teltumbde

Committee for the Protection of Democratic Rights, Mumbai, India

Chemistry

Dr. Balasubramanian Sridhar

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Centre for X-ray Crystallography, Hyderabad, India

Nutrition

Anura Vishwanath Kurpad

St. John's Research Institute, Department of Nutrition, Bangalore, India

Psychology

Ganesan Venkatasubramanian

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, The Schizophrenia Clinic, Bangalore, India

Mathematics

Dr. Indranil Biswas

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, School of Mathematics, Mumbai, India

Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Archana L. Sharma

University of Jammu, Department of Physics, Jammu, India

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Dr. Sanjay Kalra

Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Department of Endocrinology, Karnal, India

Medicine

Dr. Sanjay Kalra

Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Department of Endocrinology, Karnal, India

Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Dr. Rakesh Pankaj Kumar

National Dairy Research Institute India, Animal Biotechnology Centre, Karnal, India

Arts and Humanities

Dr. Bayya Yegnanarayana

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani, India / International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, Speech Processing Laboratory, Hyderabad, India

A power-packed panel of Academicians and Recruiters also discussed on the challenges in recruitment of faculty members. The panel was moderated by Mr Sanjay Modi, MD, APAC & Middle East, Monster.

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