Higher Education Forum Award
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Posted by: BITSAA Newsletter
BITSian contribution to Higher Education came into light, the very year the Higher Education Forum of India decided to recognize Teachers who have made an impact in the field of higher education.
The Higher Education Forum of India is one of India’s largest and most prestigious associations for Teachers and Academics involved in the field of higher education. The association has around 2,200 members from all parts of India and a few from other nationalities. The best policy makers in the field of higher education are associated with this forum, which include including Dr.Sam Pitroda (Chairman of the National Knowledge Commission) and Dr.Narendra Jadav (Member-Planning Commission).
The Higher Education Forum has awarded Dr. Nilay Yajnik (BITS Pilani 78-83 batch) for his “Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching Profession”. The award was presented on Teacher’s Day, 5th September, 2010 at the worldwide headquarters of Zensar Ltd in Pune. The award, consisting of a plaque and a shawl , was presented in the presence of Dr.Naushad Forbes , Chairman and MD of Forbes Marshall (one of India’s leading companies in the instrumentation and control engineering business) and Dr.Ganesh Natarajan Vice Chairman and MD of Zensar Ltd.
Dr. Nilay stressed upon the role of Information and Communication Technology in enabling a larger population receive higher education. He sent a beautiful message across the teaching fraternity to embrace the new technology at hand and at the same time continue to maintain our traditional values.
This is a great honour for him and his alma mater. Dr. Nilay got 18 years of experience in teaching at the post graduate level (which included BITS Pilani, where he served as a visiting faculty) and is very active in various Management forums focusing on the student community (such as BMA, CSI, ISTD).
As a very humble and talented person, Dr. Nilay has made us all proud of his contribution to the nation, and blesses all his students quoting an old saying,
“There is a saying that a Teacher always wishes that his students outperform him. As I accept this award I sincerely hope and pray that my students will outshine and outperform me!”