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Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to present ‘Faculty Research Awards’ on March 20

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 8: Top researchers from multiple disciplines will be awarded for their contributions in the field of academic research during ‘Faculty Research Awards’ to be held on March 20 in New Delhi. Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar will present the Awards constituted by Careers360 to recognise the efforts of India’s brightest minds in the field of academic research.  The award carries Cash Prize and a Citation.

The ‘Most outstanding Researchers’ in 24 different disciplines have been 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.

Towards deciding the winners, the weightage for total output, comprehensive citation and h-index are 33.5, 31.6, and 34.9% respectively. This has been arrived at by averaging of differential weightage suggested by top 20 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.

 “Over last 10 years, Careers360 has been doing unbiased ranking and rating of institutions based on data. Research capabilities of institutions and faculty members remain one of the key parameters towards determining the ranking and rating that we do. The shortlisting of top researchers and selection of outstanding researchers across domains based on publicly available data is our next big initiative towards encouraging quality and depth in the academia,” said Mahesh Sarma, Editor, Careers360.

AICTE Chairman Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe will grace the award function as guest of honour. He will share his views on how research orientation helps improve industry-academia collaboration and overall output of technical institutions.  

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

Apart from the other delegates, top Academicians, Vice-Chancellors, Academic Administrators and Researchers will also exchange their ideas and thoughts in the award ceremony on challenges and opportunities for academic research in the country.

Careers360 will keep you updated on the further developments of this event.

Careers360, the organisation behind the award is a premier education advisory company. Nearly 60 –80 lakh students visit our portal every month to make better career or course choices.

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