US to honour Indian-born Prof Murli Shanker
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US to honour Indian-born Prof Murli Shanker

Prof Murli Shanker of Kent State University will be conferred the 'Distinguished Teaching Award 2006'.

india Updated: Oct 20, 2006 22:46 IST

An India-born professor, Murli Shanker, will be conferred the 'Distinguished Teaching Award 2006' by Kent State University, Ohio.

Shanker, an associate professor in Management and Information, along with two fellow professors, will be given the award on November 3 by the Kent State University Alumni Association.

Shanker, who has been teaching at the university since 1990, said he was "pleasantly shocked" by the alumni association's decision to give him the title of a distinguished teacher.

"I never came to teach. It was just an accident that I discovered I liked teaching. You go into it thinking you're going to do X, and you ending up doing Y," he told States Online.

The award, instituted in 1961, is given to professors who have been employed by any of the Kent State campuses for at least seven years.

Kent State University is a public research university and is thethird largestin Ohio, after Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati.

First Published: Oct 20, 2006 15:08 IST