Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad has got ‘Capital Foundation National Award’ in recognition of his contribution to ‘University Administration and Academic Excellence’.
The award, instituted by the Capital Foundation Society, a non- governmental, non-profit organisation, was presented to him by Union Minister for Law & Justice, Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad at function in Delhi on Sunday.
Expressing his happiness on receiving the honour, Prof Ahmad said they have recognised his contributions especially his approach in linking and mainstreaming University of Kashmir with other institutions of the country. Before coming to JMI, Prof Talat Ahmad had served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Kashmir.
Prof Ahmad said his energy and efforts in encouraging high quality research and teaching not only in JMI but also in University of Kashmir and as Professor in University of Delhi have been recognised.
The Delhi-based Society, established in 1987 and whose founder patron was Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer, has been engaged in bringing together people of thought and learning to deliberate and articulate public opinion on issues of national and international importance and matters of public policy.
Previous recipients of the Society’s awards include, former Prime Minister I K Gujral, Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee, Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Justice Rajinder Sachar, Former Union Ministers, Kapil Sibal and Salman Khurshid and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi Prof. Deepak Pental, said the university in a release.