IIT Delhi professors endow awards and scholarships for students, employees

Teacher’s Day 2021: IIT Delhi faculty have endowed awards, scholarships, and fellowships for undergraduate students to promote research and excellence.

IIT Delhi professors endow awards and scholarships for students, employees IIT Delhi (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 4, 2021 - 3:31 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi professors have endowed scholarships and awards for undergraduate students and employees to promote research and excellence and recognise contributions toward the institute, respectively.

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“In the last two months alone, many of our retired faculty colleagues have come back to endow scholarships and awards for the students of IIT Delhi,” a statement from IIT Delhi said.

Scholarships endowed by donors help defray tuition expenses of Undergraduate students at IIT Delhi while awards encourage students to excel in academics, research, and co-curricular activities, IIT Delhi statement further said.

Here are the awards, scholarships, and endowments set up by professors of IIT Delhi

Awards, scholarships by professors

Kushal Sen, department of textile and fibre engineering, and his wife Mira Kushal, an alumnus of IIT Delhi established five awards to recognise and promote research, excellence, and leadership among UG students of IIT Delhi and one award for recognising contributions of employees in making the institute better.

S N Singh, department of applied mechanics, has endowed two merit-cum-means scholarships for UG students in memory of his wife and mother. Earlier, he and his wife had introduced eight awards and scholarships.

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Anurag Sharma, department of physics, and his wife, Enakshi K Sharma, an IIT Delhi alumnus and former faculty member, have instituted an award for the best PhD thesis in the field of optics and photonics, in the memory of his father. Also, D Subbarao, department of chemical engineering has established an award for the best PhD thesis in chemical engineering.

Fund-raising for endowments

V S Bisaria, department of biochemical engineering and biotechnology, has raised funds for the “Professor T K Ghose endowment” while D K Pandya, department of physics, was one of the main lead of the “Professor K L Chopra Endowment”.

S N Maheshwari, department of computer science and engineering played a role in setting up the Chaturvedi Distinguished Fellowship by the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi foundation. On the other hand, Mahesh Chaturvedi, who retired from IIT Delhi in 1986, had established a chair in policy studies at IIT Delhi in the year 2007.

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V Ramgopal Rao, director of IIT Delhi thanked all these professors for their gesture and said: “The selflessness and devotion of our faculty members is our greatest strength. Many of these colleagues would prefer remaining anonymous, but we hope that by celebrating such contributions we can build a strong culture of giving amongst our alumni.”

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