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IITB Confers Excellence in Teaching Award and the Dr. P. K. Patwardhan Technology Development Award

11 Sep 2019

The 61st Teacher’s Day celebrations of IIT Bombay were held on September 9, 2019. The chief guest Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, Goa University presented awards for 'Prof. S. P. Sukhatme Award for Excellence in Teaching’ and Dr. P. K. Patwardhan Technology Development Award' to select faculty members.

The function began with an Indian classical dance performance arranged by the students of IIT Bombay to convey their gratitude towards their teachers. Students introduced their professors and presented their perceptions of what made them notable teachers.  

The recipients of the Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2019 were:

  • Prof. M. B. Patil, Department of Electrical Engineering 
  • Prof. Ratheesh Radhakrishnan, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Prof. Sauvik Banerjee, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Prof. George Mathew, Department of Earth Sciences
  • Prof. S. V. Sabnis, Department of Mathematics
  • Prof. Prabhu Ramachandran, Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Prof. G. G. Ray, IDC School of Design
  • Prof. J. K. Verma, Department of Mathematics
  • Prof. Subhankar Karmakar, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Prof. Bhalchandra Puranik, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Prof. B. A. Poovaiah, IDC School of Design
  • Prof. Pooja Purang, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Prof. A. M. Kulkarni, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Prof. A. S. Athavale, Department of Mathematics

The Dr. P. K. Patwardhan Technology Development Award for the year 2018 was awarded to Prof. Shreevardhan A. Soman & team, Department of Electrical Engineering for “Development and deployment of analytics for streaming the data of the power grid”.

Congratulating the awardees, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director of IIT Bombay informed that IIT Bombay continues to be a much sought-after destination for UG and PG studies. “Among 23 IITs in the country, 47 out of top 50 rankers and 63 of top 100 rankers in JEE 2019 have joined IIT Bombay”.