GNDU institutes CNR Rao Award for Excellence in Research

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Amritsar, Jan 31 (UNI) Guru Nanak Dev University has decided to institute a prestigious CNR Rao Education Foundation Award for Excellence in Research.

The award recipient would be presented Rs. 15000 along with a certificate on the occasion of Annual Convocation of the University.

The CNR Rao Education Foundation, Bangalore has donated Rs. 2.5 lakh to the University as corpus amount for this award.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr. Jai Rup Singh said that this coveted award would be bestowed on an eminent scientist in the areas of Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Sports Medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical and Chemical Sciences, Architecture, Planning, Engineering and Technology in alternate years.

Prof Jai Rup Singh said that the University has also instituted "Dr. S.S. Sidhu Oration" in the field of Medical Genetics and Clinical Applications, which would be awarded to an eminent person or research scholar annually. The Orator would be paid a cash prize of Rs. 10,000, along with a citation.

Dr. S.S. Sidhu, former Director-Principal of Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences and Research has deposited Rs. 5 lakh for the purpose with the University as a corpus fund.

The Vice-Chancellor said Professor M.P. Satija of the Department of Library and Information Science has also donated Rs.

50,000 to institute "Professor M.P. Satija Scholarship" in the University.

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