Manipal, Feb 21, 2016: According to media release issued by the Manipal university, Manipal University was adjudged the ‘Best university promoting research’ for its contribution in research and innovations at the ninth ASSOCHAM Higher Education Summit held in New Delhi on February 17.
Sandeep Shenoy, Deputy Director, Quality and Compliance, received the award on behalf of the university from the chief guest Ram Shankar Katheria, Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development. D.S. Rawat, Secretary General ASSOCHAM, was present.
ASSOCHAM in association with AIU organised the summit and that was followed by the National Excellence Awards. ASSOCHAM instituted these awards to felicitate and honor institutions, universities, colleges, schools and service providers who have contributed significantly in improving the quality in education, delivery mechanism with emphasis on world-class research and innovations. The awards also recognise the valuable contributions by education institutions and service providers across the nation for setting a landmark in the education industry.
Manipal University has been making giant strides in research. With dedicated hubs for research in Life Sciences, Stem Cells, Atomic Biophysics, Clinical Embryology, Genetics, Drug Discovery and Virology. The quality of medical research in the University is comparable to world standards. Avionics and Biomedical Devices are two other identified engineering research fields in Manipal University, the release added.