The President Pranab Mukherjee will hand over the best central university award to Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar on March 6.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been identified as the best central university in the country for the ‘Visitor’s Award’ this year.
The recognition is significant as it comes just a year after the sedition controversy, which led to the arrest of students’ union president Kanhayia Kumar.
This is the third edition of the awards which were instituted in 2015 to promote healthy competition amongst universities.
The award was judged on parameters such as student-faculty ratio, research output, university rank in the national ranking framework, patents filed, among other things.