International Socrates Award for JNU V-C

Updated on Jul 27, 2007 12:50 AM IST

The JNU V-C is being awarded for his contribution in the field of Economics, reports Jaya Shroff.

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Hindustan Times | ByJaya Shroff, New Delhi

BB Bhattacharya, the Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University will be honoured the prestigious International Socrates Award for his contribution in the field of Economics.

Eminent people from all over the world will be awarded at the Oxford Summit for Leaders to be held at the Oxford Town Hall in the United Kingdom on September 24. Others leaders in the field of Business, Science and Culture will also be awarded at the event.

An economist, researcher and now administrator, Bhattacharya is one of the very few Indians to be given this honour.

Prior to the ceremony, Bhattacharya will address the Summer University of European Parliament in Versova in France.

"I feel happy that even Europeans have started taking note of Indian talent and potential. We Indian academicians work under humble conditions all our life. I feel honoured that our lifelong pursuit of knowledge is being recognised," said an elated Bhattacharya.

"Earlier Indian academicians were rarely recognised. With the opening up of economies and greater interaction, the scene is different, where more scientists, economists, professors are slowly getting their dues."

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