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JNU wins Visitor's Awards 2017 for best university

President will present the Awards at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Photo of Jawaharlal Nehru University campus
Photo of Jawaharlal Nehru University campus

(JNU) has won the annual Visitor's Award for the 'Best University', 2017.

from the won the Visitor's Award for 'Innovation' while the Visitor's Award for 'Research' has been jointly won by from (BHU) and Professor from

President will present the Visitor's Awards for at a function to be held at on March 6 as part of the 'Festival of Innovations'.

President had announced the institution of these awards in 2014 with the aim of promoting healthy competition amongst Central Universities and motivating them to adopt best practices from around the world in the pursuit of excellence.

The Visitor's Award for 'Innovation' will be given to Deepak Pant, Department of Environmental Science, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the for the development of a reactor for direct conversion of waste plastic to LPG in small scale.

The Visitor's Award for 'Research' will be presented jointly to Shyam Sunder, Department of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, for his work in the area of diagnosis and treatment of Indian Kala-azar and Prof. Niranjan Karak, Department of Chemical Sciences, for development of renewable resource based bio-degradable hyperbranched polymer nanocomposites as self-cleaning, self-healing and bio-compatible smart sustainable futuristic material.

The 'Best University' will receive a Citation and Trophy while winners of Visitor's Award for 'Innovation' and 'Research' will receive a Citation and cash award of Rs 1 lakh.

First Published: Thu, March 02 2017. 19:29 IST