G Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor of Vellore Institute of Technology, has been bestowed with the Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar — Lifetime Award for remaining an inspiring teacher throughout and for Teaching, Research and Institution Building by the National Teachers’ Congress and MIT World Peace University, Pune.
The award ceremony took place at the 3rd Global National Teachers’ Congress held at MIT World Peace University, Kothrud, Pune on Sunday, January 6.
The Lifetime award is the latest feather in the cap of noted educationist, former Parliamentarian and former Minister in the Tamil Nadu Government, Dr. G.Viswanathan, who has been instrumental in creating and nurturing Vellore Institute of Technology as one of India’s finest higher educational institution providing engineering, management, legal, agriculture and arts and science education to young women and men, especially economically weaker sections from all over India.
A citation, signed by Anil Kakodkar, renowned Atomic Energy Scientist and Founding Patron of National Teachers’ Congress, R.A.Mashelkar, President of the Congress and National Research Professor and Eminent Scientist and Dr. VishwanathKarad , Founder of MIT World Peace Universityrecognised Dr. Viswanathan’s recognition and appreciation of his momentous contribution as a Visionary Academic Leader.
The citation listed out the exemplary career, political, academic and public life of Dr. Viswanathan and also noted: “You are an academic leader with an unending thirst for knowledge that makes you strive harder and achieve various milestones.”