Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Celebrates Teachers’ day

 IIT Roorkee celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5th September at O.P. Jain Auditorium.  The program started with a tribute to late Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. The Chief Guest of the event was Prof. Surendra Kumar Kaushik, former faculty, Department of Civil Engineering. Director of IIT Roorkee Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi was also present on this occasion.


On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, “Outstanding Teacher Awards” were given to the selected faculty members for their outstanding performance and teaching methodology.


The awards were given to teachers who have achieved good scores in their students’ feedback and have inspired students with their teaching methodology.


The award consisting of Rs. 1 Lakh cash prize, a memento and a Citation was given to the following:


Under UG Category:

  • Prof. Arup Kumar Das, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Prof. Sanjeev Kumar, Department of Mathematics
  • Prof. Vinay Pant, Department of Electrical Engineering


Under UG Category:

  • Prof. Ramachandran CN, Department of Chemistry
  • Prof. Partha Roy, Department of Biotechnology.


On this occasion, retired professors, Prof. H.K Verma (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) and Prof. R.K. Tilak (Civil Engineering) were also felicitated.


Expressing his happiness on this Teachers’ Day, Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee said “I am grateful to all the awardees who shared their experiences and views and made the event memorable. A good teacher imparts not only knowledge, but also inspires, encourages and instills curiosity in the minds of students”.  He also congratulated the award winners for their exceptional work in transforming the lives of a large number of students.



About IIT Roorkee (https://www.iitr.ac.in/)

IIT Roorkee is an institute of national importance imparting higher education in engineering, sciences, management, architecture and planning, and humanities and social sciences. Since its establishment in 1847, the Institute has played a vital role in providing technical manpower and know-how to the country. In the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2019, the institute has been ranked 3rd among the IITs, while on the citations criterion it has been ranked 1st among all the Institutes in India.


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