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Faculty Awards


  • Prof. A. K. Tyagi, Department of Biochemistry, awardedJC Bose National Fellowship Award, 3rd Phase, SERB, DST, Government of India,   2017.
  • Professor A. K. Tyagi, Department of Biochemistry, awardedGM Modi Award for Innovative Science & Technology, 2017.
  • Prof. D. P. Sarkar, Department of Biochemistry, was appointed as the Director, IISER Mohali.
  • Prof. Vijay K. Chaudhary, Department of Biochemistry and Director, CIIDRET was conferred upon the Outstanding Alumnus award of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities by the G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology on November 2017.
  • Prof. Soumendra M Patnaik, Member, Advisory Committee of the Developing Countries Research Centre is appointed Vice Chancellor of Utkal University, Odisha.
  • Dr. Vandana Mishra, Deputy Director, Developing Countries Research Centre and Assistant Professor at Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory, Jawaharlal Nehru University received IPSA National Young Political Scientist Award-2016 at the IPSA National Conference in Chennai on 15 November 2017.
  • Prof. Pami Dua, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, was awarded with Distinguished Alumni Award, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, April 2017
  • Dr. S. Chatterjee, Department of English (2017). Academic Writing Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center, Italy, October-November 2017.
  • Prof. R. B. Singh, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics,  was elected Vice President again for second consecutive term (2016-20) of the highest world geographical body - International Geographical Union at General Assembly and Congress concluded at Beijing, China on 25th August 2016.
  • Dr. Manasvini M. Yogi, Delhi School of Journalism, was awarded the Life Time Achievement award for contribution to the field of Mass Media and Mass Communication by 'Venus International Women Association on 3rd March 2018 at Chennai.
  • Dr. K. P. Singh, Department of Library and Information Science, was awarded ‘DLA- Distinguished Faculty Award-2017, conferred by Delhi Library Association (DLA).
  • The Delhi University Library System was awarded ILA-Dr. L.M. Padhya Best University Library Award 2017 on November 23-25, 2017 at 63rd All India Library Conference of Indian Library Association, at Babasahed Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
  • Prof. Ajay Kumar, Department of Mathematics, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences in 2017.
  • Prof. J.S. Virdi, Department of Microbiology, was Elected President-Elect 2018, Association of Microbiologists (AMI) of India.
  • Professor Chandra K. Jaggi, Department of Operational Research, was awarded International Best Researcher Award 2017 was conferred on him for his contributions in the field of Inventory and supply Chain Management at 7th International Science Congress in Bhutan by International Science Community Association on December 08, 2017.
  • Professor Chandra K. Jaggi, Department of Operational Research, was Recipient of Bharat Vikas Award by Institute of Self Reliance, Bhubaneswar, India, for the loyalty, Diligence & Outstanding Performance in the field of Operational Research on November 19, 2017.
  • Professor Girdhar K. Pandey, Department of Plant Molecular Biology,wasElected Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi, India (2018).
  • Professor Girdhar K. Pandey, Department of Plant Molecular Biology,was awardedForeign Expert award, Institute of Agri-Biotechnology and Salt-Soil Agricultural Center, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, China (2017).
  • Prof. J.P. Khurana, Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Inter Disciplinary Centre For Plant Genomics, Goyal Prize (in Life Sciences) by the Goyal Foundation, Kurukshetra University, Haryana, in April 2017.
  • Prof. J.P. Khurana, Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Inter Disciplinary Centre For Plant Genomics, Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award (in Biotechnology) by the Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation, New Delhi, in April 2017.
  • Prof. Paramjit Khurana, Department of Plant Molecular Biology,awarded JC Bose National Fellowship Award, 3rd Phase, SERB, DST, Government of India, 2017.
  • Professor Paramjit Khurana, Department of Plant Molecular Biology,was awarded Birbal Sahni Award Medal of the Indian Botanical Society for 2017.
  • Professor Paramjit Khurana, Department of Plant Molecular Biology,was awarded Professor S.K. Sinha Memorial Lecture Award of the Indian Society of Plant Physiology for the year 2017.
  • Professor Paramjit Khurana, Department of Plant Molecular Biology,was General Secretary (Outstation), The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India, (2018-2019).
  • Dr. M. Dwivedi, Department of Sanskrit awarded “Vividha-puraskara (Sahitya)” by Uttara Pradesha Sanskrita Sansthan on the Book Titled“Kālidāsa strī abhidhāna mālā” in December, 2017.
  • Prof. Manoj Kumar Jha, Department of Social Work, was elected as an Honourable Member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • Prof. Sanjai Bhatt, Department of Social Work, was conferred the Prof. V.K.R.V Lifetime Award in Social Sciences which has been given by the Indian Social Science Association. He has also achieved the special distinction of becoming the Ambassador for the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance headquartered at U.S.A.
  • Prof. Nandini Sundar, Department of Sociology, receivedMalcolm Adiseshiah Award, 2017 (for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies).
  • Prof. N. M. Kamal, Department of Urdu A.G. Nassakh Award by West Bengal Urdu Academy, Kolkata.2017
  • Dr. Mohammad Kazim, Department of Urdu, was conferred upon Hum Sab Ghalib Award (National), Ghalib Institute, New Delhi, 2017
  • Dr. Mohammad Kazim, Department of Urdu, was awarded Bihar Urdu Academy Award, Government of Bihar, Patna, 2017
  • Dr. Mohammad Kazim, Department of Urdu was conferred upon John Gilchrist Award (National).
  • Prof. Suman Kundu of Department of Biochemistry won the Prof. Suresh C. Tyagi Oration Award for Young Faculty on 11 February, 2017 by International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (India Section) at its 9th Annual Conference in Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi.
  • Dr. Manish Kumar &Ms. Abhishikha Srivastava, Department of Biophysics, won the Discovery Award from Royal Society of London (November, 2016) for the development of rapid diagnostics of antimicrobial resistant genes in POC format.
  • Prof. A.K. Pandey of Department of Botany, Elected President, Indian Botanical Society; Vice President, East Himalayan Society of Spermatophyte Taxonomy; and Secretary (Outstation), Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy.
  • Prof. S. Mazumdar of Department of Botany, Distinguished Alumna Award 2017 from Miranda House Alumni Association, Delhi University.
  • Prof. Veena Agrawal of Department of Botany, ‘Scientist of Eminence Award, 2016’ by Society of Plant Research during an International Conference on Technological Advancement and Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Development held at NAAS Auditorium, New Delhi, 22-24 February, 2017.
  • Prof. K. S. Rao of Department of Botany, Elected Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Amaravati on 7 November, 2016 and also elected as Fellow of The Linnean Society of London, UK on 20 October, 2016.
  • Prof. Sahilendra Goel of Department of Botany, Elected Fellow of The Linnean Society of London, UK on 20October, 2016.
  • Prof. A.K. Dubey, Biological Sciences and Engineering, NSIT, Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Award (2016-2017)
  • Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Biological Sciences and Engineering, NSIT, Bioenergy Award for Cutting Edge Research (B_ACER, 2017) from DBT & IUSSTF; and Early Career Research (Young Scientist) Award 2016 from SERB, DST.
  • Dr. Yatender Kumar,Biological Sciences and Engineering, NSIT, Carrier Research Award in Life Sciences Research Board (SERB), Department of Science & Technology (DST) Govt. of India.
  • Prof. S.C. Raina, Campus Law Centre (on leave), appointed Vice Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh National Law University.
  • Prof. J.L. Kaul, Campus Law Centre (on leave), appointed Vice Chancellor, H.N.B. Garhwal (Central University), Uttarakhand.
  • Prof. Kamala Sankaran Campus Law Centre (on leave), appointed Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu National Law School.
  • Dr. Deepika Bhaskar, Centre for Science Education and Communication, Teacher’s Excellence Award 2016 for her outstanding contribution in Education by Indian Education Network.
  • Prof. D.S. Rawat of Department of Chemistry, Professor SP Hiremath Memorial Award, Indian Council of Chemists, 2016.
  • Prof. D. S. Rawat of Department of Chemistry, Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2016) and CChem, Royal Society of Chemistry (London, 2016).
  • Dr. P. Venkatesu, Department of Chemistry, Professor S. S. KatiyarEndowment Lecture Award 2016-2017 from the Indian Science Congress Association; awarded Bronze Medal-2017, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Bangalore.
  • Prof. Anita Sharma, Department of East Asian Studies, Journalist Bimalendu Barua Peace Award 2016 by Nirvana Peace Foundation, Chittagong Bangladesh, July 16, 2016.
  • Prof.Anita Sharma, Department of East Asian Studies, for achievements in the field of Peace by International Women’s Club, Sydney, Australia, March 30, 2017.
  • Prof. Pami Dua, Department of Economics, appointed as Member of Monetary Policy Committee, Reserve Bank of India.
  • Prof. Ram Singh, Department of Economics,appointed as Member of the Pay Review Committee set up by the UGC and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for colleges and universities in India
  • Prof. Maharaj K. Pandit, Department of Environmental Studies, selected for Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program at Harvard University.
  • Prof. Maharaj K. Pandit, Department of Environmental Studies, elected  Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, India; appointed as Independent Director (Board of Directors) in Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (India) Limited by the Govt. of India.
  • Prof. Inderjit Singh, Department of Environmental Studies, Distinguished Ecologist Award by Ecological Society of America.
  • Dr. Bipin Kumar Tiwary, Equal Opportunity Cell, National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Role Model) from the Hon’ble President of India on 3 December, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan.
  • Prof. Pradeep Kumar Burma, Department of Genetics, INSA Teachers award for the year 2016.
  • Dr. Tapasya Srivastava, Department of Genetics,elected member of National Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • Prof. R.B. Singh, Department of Geography, re-elected as Vice President of International Geographical Union (2016-20).
  • Prof. G.V. R. Prasad, Department of Geology, J.C. Bose National Fellowship for second 5 years term.
  • Prof. J.P. Shrivastava, Department of Geology, Prof. William Dixon West Memorial Award in the 104th Session of the ISCA held at S.V. University, Tirupati.
  • Prof. Sheoraj Singh, Department of Hindi, Subramanyam Bharti Samman on 19April, 2016; and Katha Chakra Samman on 24 September, 2016.
  • Dr. Vinod Tiwari, Department of Hindi, Vanmali Katha-Alochna Samman on 5 April, 2016 for contribution in the field of Katha-Alochna.
  • Dr. Alpana Mishra, Department of Hindi, Valmiki Katha Samman, 2017.
  • Prof. Prerna Gaur, Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Outstanding Branch Counselor Award by IEEE Section, New Delhi in 2016.
  • Dr. K. P. Singh, Department of Library and Information Science, Distinguished Library Science Teacher-2016, awarded by Delhi Library Association, Delhi.
  • Dr.Vageshwari, Law Centre-II, appointed as the Treasurer in the All India Law Teachers Congress Association.
  • Prof. C.S. Lalitha, Department of Mathematics, Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teacher Award, December, 2016.
  • Prof. J.S. Virdi, Department of Microbiology, the Invitrogen Science Hero 2016 Award, in the category Best Lab Mentor (University Level)
  • Prof. P.C. Pattanaik, Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, has been conferred with the title, REN (Scholar of Lepcha language and Culture) by the Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board, Government of West Bengal.
  • Dr. K. Premananthan, Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, Best Translation Award, by Thisaiyettum Magazine-Nalli Foundation, Chennai; and  Best Translation Award, Nampikkai Virudukal by Anantha Vikatan Magazine, Chennai, 2016.
  • Prof. Suneera Kasliwal, Faculty of Music, theMarwad Ratan Samaan-2015, Padamshree Komalji Kothari Samman by Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Marwad, Jodhpur in the year 2016.
  • Prof. Anupam Mahajan, Department of Music, STRING and Steps Global Award of Excellence by STRING and Steps Organization, Delhi in March, 2017.
  • Prof. Deepti Omchery Bhalla, Department of Music,Nritya Kala Shikhamani from Delhi Karnataka Sangeeta Sabha and Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam, Tirupati on 25 March, 2017.
  • Prof. Ojesh Pratap Singh, Department of Music,Gaan Ratna Samman by Sangeet Sabha, Pathankot for the year 2015-16 and SurSrijan Shikhar Samman by Pandit Tilak Raj Sharma Trust, Delhi for the year 2016-17.
  • Capt. Parminder Sehgal, NCC/NSS, Recognition Award for services in Matdata Mahotsav 2016.
  • Prof. Chandra K. Jaggi, Department of Operational Research, IEOM Outstanding Service Award- In Recognition and Appreciation of Outstanding Support, Service, Contributions, and Global Community Engagement in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Profession, awarded by Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society, Detroit, USA., 23-25 September, 2016.
  • Dr. Pragati Sahni, Department of Philosophy, ICCR Visiting Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, for one semester, from 5 January, 2016 to 30 April, 2016.
  • Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Department of Physical Education & Sports Sciences, appointed as Director, Selection Committee by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India to select Indian Para Athletics Team to represent India in the Rio Paralympics Games held at Rio (Brazil) during September, 2016.
  • Dr. Pardeep Kumar, Department of Physical Education & Sports Sciences won two Gold medals (Triple Jump & 100m hurdle) in Delhi State Master Athletics Championship, 2016.
  • Prof. Avinash Khare, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, INSA Biren Roy Memorial Award Lecture 2016.
  • Prof. A.K. Tyagi, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, JC Bose National Fellowship Award, DST, Government of India, 2007-2017; and  appointed as President, Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi (2017-2018).
  • Prof. Paramjit Khurana, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, appointed as Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy, 2016; and Birbal Sahni Medal Award of the Indian Botanical Society for 2017.
  • Prof. J.P.  Khurana, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Professor S.K. Sinha Memorial Lecture Award of the Indian Society of Plant Physiology for the year 2017.
  • Prof. Indranil Dasgupta, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, J.C. Bose Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India on 26 December, 2016 for a period of five years.
  • Prof. Girdhar K. Pandey, Department of Plant Molecular Biology,Elected Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad in 2016.
  • Dr. Ranjan Kr. Tripathi, Department of Sanskrit, Yuva-Pratibha Vidvad Alankaran Award by Akhil Bhartiya Vidvat Parishad, Varanasi, 2016; and Vikram-Kalidas Award, (M.P. Govt.) by Vikram University, Ujjain, 2016.
  • Prof. Sanjai Bhatt, Department of Social Work,Professor V.K.R.V. Rao Memorial Life Time Achievement Award 2017on 10 February, 2017 by the Indian Social Science Association.
  • Prof. Rita Brara, Department of Sociology, Carson Fellow at the Rachel Center for the Study of Environment and Society at Munich, Germany for three months.
  • Prof. Nandini Sundar, Department of Sociology, the Ester Boserup Prize of 2016.
  • Prof. S.A. Karim, Department of Urdu,appointed as Director, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language.
  • Prof. Rup Lal, Department of Zoology,the Moselio Schaechter Distinguished Service Award- 2016 from American Society for Microbiology (ASM) for exemplary leadership and commitment towards the substantial furthering of the profession of Microbiology in Research, Education or Technology in the developing world.
  • Prof. Rup Lal, Department of Zoology, Prof. B.N. Johri Award on Microbial Diversity (Biannual) by the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) for the year 2016; andKuldeep Dhatwalia Excellence Award-2017 from Chaman Seva Sansthan, Himachal Pradesh for exemplary work, achievements, commitment and contributions in the development of nation.
  • Prof. M.M. Chaturvedi, Department of Zoology,Elected President of Indian Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences for the year 2016 onwards.
  • Prof. Vinod Kumar, Department of Zoology, President Elect, Indian Society for Chronobiology; and  Secretary, Indian Society for Chronobiology.
  • Prof. J.P. Dubey, Department of Adult Continuing Education & Extension, Best Educationist Award by Newspaper Association of India (NAI).
  • Prof. Debi P. Sarkar of Department of Biochemistry, J.C. Bose National Fellowship from DST for the second term for five years (2015-2020).
  • Prof. Arun K. Pandey of Department of Botany, Panchanan Maheshwari Medal, Indian Botanical Society, 2015
  • Prof. Arun K. Pandey of Department of Botany, President, Plant Science, Indian Science Congress Association, 2015
  • Prof. Rama Kant of Department of Chemistry, Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Dibyendu Maiti of Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics,Research Incubation Award 2015, The University of the South Pacific.
  • Prof. Pami Dua of Department of Economics,Delhi School of Economics, President of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), 2015-16.
  • Prof. Santosh Panda of Department of Economics (on lien), Delhi School of Economics,appointed Vice President of South Asian University.
  • Prof. Anita Sharma of Department of East Asian Studies, Second World Buddhist Outstanding Award 2015 from Government of Thailand and the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth.
  • Prof. Maharaj Pandit of Department of Environmental Studies, Elected Fellow of National Academics of Sciences (NASI).
  • Prof. G.V.R Prasad of Department of Geology, J.C. Bose National Fellowship 2016.
  • Prof. Inderjit Singh of Department of Environmental Studies, Robert H. Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist Award, Ecological Society of America, 2015
  • Prof. M V Rajam of Department of Genetics, Elected Fellow of The Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi-2015
  • Prof. Sunil Kumar of Department of History, Allianz Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Islamic Studies, Institute for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich June 2015.
  • Dr. Sheoraj Singh of Department of Hindi, State level award from Delhi Government on the eve of Constitution Day 26th November ‘2015
  • Prof. Kusumlata of Department of Hindi, Presidential Award Category (Role Model) on 4 Dec 2015 for academic achievements and social work.
  • Prof. J.S. Virdi of Department of Microbiology, DBT-BIRAC Ideathon Award on Antimicrobial Resistance March 2016
  • Prof. Suneera Kasliwal of Department of Music and Fine Arts, “Marwar Ratna Padmashri Komal Kothari Award’ for outstanding work done in the Field of Rajasthani music & musical instruments conferred upon by the Meherangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur for the year 2015.
  • Prof. Deepti Bhalla of Department of Music and Fine Arts, Sangeeta Nritta Visharada’ awarded by the Irayimman Tampi Trust (Royal family of Travancare, Kerala), Nov. 2015 and Narada Gana Sabha award, Chennai, Oct. 2015.
  • Prof. Prateek Chaudhari of Department of Music and Fine Arts, Smt. Shanti Devi Samman, Delhi 22nd Feb 2016.
  • Dr. Sanjeev Kumar of Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, Early Career Research (Young Scientist) Award 2016 from SERB, DST.
  • Prof. N.K. Chadha of Department of Psychology, Global Practitioner of the year for Career Development by National Career Development Association (NCDA), USA, in 2015.
  • Prof. Navnita Chadha Behera of Department of Political Science, IBIES, Erasmus Mundus Visiting Fellow, University of Warsaw, Poland June 2015-July 2015.
  • Prof. J.P. Khurana of Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 by SciGenom Research Foundation, during the NGBT Conference, Hyderabad, October 2015.
  • Prof. P. Khurana of Department of Plant Molecular Biology, nominated NASI member to the Council, Indian National Science Academy, 2016.
  • Prof. A.K. Tyagi of Department of Plant Molecular Biology, President, National Academy of Sciences, India. 
  • Prof. Anil Grover of Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Sir J.C. Bose National Fellow, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2015-2020).
  • Prof. Ramesh Chandra Bharadwaj of Department of Sanskrit, Vidyananda Vedic Award, Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, New Delhi, 7 Nov., 2015.
  • Dr. Bhartendu Pandey of Department of Sanskrit, Vidwatdbhooshan Award by Kashi Vidvad Parishad, Varanasi, Nov. 2015.
  • Prof. Nandini Sundar, Department of Sociology, Ester Boserup Prize 2016.
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