JNU to honour alumni to recognise their contribution to society
High achievers among the alumni community will be honoured and their contributions to society will be recognised by Jawaharlal Nehru Universityeducation Updated: Dec 23, 2017 14:22 IST
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has instituted a ‘distinguished alumni’ award to honour its alumni and recognise their contributions to the society.
The university on Friday said that in order to honour the high achievers among the alumni community, recognise their contributions to society and inspire the present and future members of the university community, JNU has decided to institute the award.
“JNU has a large number of alumni who are spread across the globe serving in various capacities. A large number of them have been contributing to nation building at home and even contributing to the cause of international peace and harmony globally,” the university said.
The vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said that the university’s contribution to Indian society is well recognised and it is time for JNU to recognise their distinguished services. “We need to strengthen the bonds between JNU and its alumni,” Kumar said.
Rector I Chintamani Mahapatra said the university’s alumni have held positions as central ministers, top bureaucrats, scientists, as well as academic thinkers and leaders in various institutions of higher learning.
He said that nominations are invited from deans and chairpersons of JNU, heads of major institutions in India and other eminent persons. “The JNU official website has given a call for nominations outlining the deadline and procedures,” he said in a statement.
The New Delhi-based premier institution, established in 1969, is known for its arts and humanities subjects. More than 7,000 students study in the university’s graduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes. JNU has schools of social sciences, international relations, arts and aesthetics, environment science, among others.