AICTE Visvesvaraya Best Teachers Award 2020 was conferred upon 12 faculty members of AICTE approved institutes on Engineer’s Day (September 15) in a virtual ceremony. Engineer’s Day is marked to appreciate the contributions of Bharat Ratna, Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya and the awards, introduced this year, were presented as part of the Engineers Day celebrations by the Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. He also launched SPICES (Scheme for Promoting Interests, Creativity and Ethics among Students) to promote healthy co-curricular activity amongst the students for their all-round development during the virtual event. The 12 proud winners include:
Prashant Pawar, Maharashtra (Sveri’s College of Engineering, Pandharpur); Malathy R, Tamil Nadu (Sona College Of Technology); Mohammad Shahar Yar, New Delhi (School Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research); Shailaja Patil, Maharashtra (JSPM’S Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering); Janet Jayaraj, Tamil Nadu (Sri Krishna College Of Engineering And Technology); Manesh Kokare, Maharashtra (Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute Of Engineering And Technology); Tejal Gandhi, Gujrat (Anand Pharmacy College); Shripad Bhatlawande, Maharashtra( Vishwakarma Institute Of Technology); Faruk Ahamed Kazi, Maharashtra (Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute); Manisha Sharma, Chhattisgarh (Bhilai Institute Of Technology); Jayvadan Patel, Gujrat (Nootan Pharmacy College); Nandakumar Maada, Tamil (Nadu Arasan Ganesan Polytechnic College)
Apart from the education minister, several others were also present at the virtual AICTE Visvesvaraya Best Teachers Award 2020. Chairman of AICTE, Professor Anil D Sahasrabudhe; Vice Chairman of AICTE, Professore MP Poonia; and Member Secretary of AICTE Professor Rajiv Kumar also complimented the awardees during the event and highlighted the importance of teachers in nation building.