It has been a privilege and honor for us to have been able to support the creation of the Annual Prof. Ram Kumar Prize at IIT-Roorkee. The prize has been instituted by the Board of Governors and the Director of IIT-Roorkee to nurture and celebrate excellence in teaching and research. Prof. Ram Kumar was a highly regarded faculty in the Department of Mathematics in the then University of Roorkee in early 1960’s.
Dr. Partha Roy, Professor of Biotechnology, was selected to be the inaugural recipient of the Prof. Ram Kumar Prize by the committee appointed by the Director to screen and evaluate the nominations. Some information on innumerous accomplishments of Prof. Roy is available here.
Prof. Roy has been presented with the award at the IIT-R Charter Day held on November 25, 2016. See here an interview with Prof. Roy, discussing his most significant research accomplishments, his teaching philosophy, and his advice to young faculty. Look here for some pictures of the award ceremony.
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof. Roy for winning this coveted award.