Vellore: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) founder-Chancellor G Viswanathan has been bestowed with Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar Lifetime Award for remaining as an inspiring teacher throughout and for teaching, research and institution building by National Teachers’ Congress (NTC) and MIT World Peace University, Pune.
The award ceremony took place at the third Global National Teachers’ Congress held at MIT World Peace University, Kothrud, Pune, recently.
A citation signed by renowned atomic energy scientist Anil Kakodkar, NTC president R A Mashelkar and MIT World Peace University founder Vishwanath Karad, recognised Viswanathan’s contribution as a visionary academic leader.
The citation listed out the exemplary career, political, academic and public life of Viswanathan and also noted: ‘You are an academic leader with an unending thirst for knowledge that makes you strive harder and achieve various milestones.’
Over 5,000 teachers from all disciplines and from across the country took part. The theme of the congress was ‘Leap-frogging to a future ready higher education.’