Vagisha Kaushik|Oct 11, 2021
IIT Roorkee establishes Chair honouring earthquake engineering prof
For his outstanding academic, research, and professional contributions, Professor Arya received several national and international honours and awards. United Nations bestowed upon him the most coveted DHA-Sasakawa Disaster Prevention Award in 1997. The Government of India conferred Padma Shri on him in 2002. Both the University of Illinois and IIT Roorkee recognized him with Distinguished Alumnus Awards.
Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director of the institute said: “Prof. A.S. Arya was truly a legend who spearheaded earthquake engineering and disaster management efforts throughout his life. IIT Roorkee is immensely proud of his contributions, both as an alumnus and as a faculty member”.
The Chair has been established with a donation pledged by Kaushalya Devi Arya, his wife, and children Arun, Poonam, Anjali, and Anshuli so that Arya’s professional contributions continue to inspire generations to come.
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