IIT Kharagpur sets up Nina Saxena Excellence In Technology Award
New Delhi | August 18, 2006 4:41:23 PM IST
In a bid to encourage and promote technical innovation, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, today announced the Nina Saxena Excellence In Technology Award.
The award commemorates the spirit and memory of its illustrious alumnus Dr Nina Saxena, who died in 2005.
Open to 'technologists' who are Indian citizens, the award will be conferred every year on the August 18, the foundation day of IIT Kharagpur, to an individual who embodies the drive for technical excellence.
The award will be funded through an endowment of the Nina Saxena Memorial Fund that has been collected through IIT Foundation (a non-profit organisation).
The character of the fund is to provide facilities, mechanisms and opportunities to enable individuals to rise above expectations and serve the society better.
A committee has been formed by IIT Kharagpur to confer upon this award. The will be headed by IIT Kharagpur Director and comprise Deans, selected faculty members of the institute and well known alumni.
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