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Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India presented the Visitor’s Awards for Central Universities in the categories of ‘Best University’, ‘Innovation’ and ‘Research’ for the year 2015 at a function held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The ‘Research’ Award was received by Cosmology and Astrophysics Research Group, Centre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia for path breaking research carried out in the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology.
The Research Group comprises of Jamia Millia Islamia’s faculty – Prof. M. Sami, Prof. Sushant G. Ghosh, Prof. Sanjay Jhingan and Prof. Anjan Ananda Sen.
The President had announced institution of these awards at the Vice Chancellors’ conference last year with the aim of promoting healthy competition amongst the Central Universities and motivating them to adopt best practices from across the world.
For selecting the winners, online applications were invited from all Central Universities for each category. A Selection Committee comprising of Smt. Omita Paul, Secretary to the President as Chairperson and Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD; Secretary, Department of Science & Technology; Chairman, UGC; Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons of National Innovation Foundation; Director-General, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Director IIT Delhi as members chose the winners of the Awards.