Katra 9 February The faculty members and staff of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University organized a felicitation function in the honour of the Vice Chancellor of the University Prof R N K Bamezai who has been selected for the prestigious Padma Shri Award by the President of India for his outstanding contribution in Science and Technology in 2012. The function was a gesture of the university employees to rejoice at the outstanding achievement of the Vice Chancellor which has bought great recognition not only to the university but the entire state.
Speaking on the occasion, the Registrar of the University, Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur, IFS said that it is undoubtedly a great occasion of celebration for SMVDU which is marching towards excellence under the leadership of Prof. Bamezai. The Finance officer, Sh. S.K Sadhotra in his address said that Scientists of the caliber of Prof. Bamezai play a great role in shaping the future of nation. Prominent Deans and Directors of various Colleges and Schools also spoke on the occasion, sharing their experience of working under the able stewardship of Prof. Bamezai who is a perfect combination of an able administrator, academician and a researcher par excellence.
Prof. Bamezai is a Member of the International Association of Environmental Mutagen Societies and Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS) and International Medical Sciences Academy (FIMSA). He is credited with more than 30 years’ experience of teaching and guiding research in various Universities in the country and has trained more than 300 researchers in the past seven years in the area of Human Genetics and Genomics.
After taking over the assignment of VC , SMVDU , Prof. Bamezai has been working consistently to give a new dimension to administration beside focusing on innovative teaching and path-breaking research. A meteoric rise in the number of research projects, research labs, innovative teaching methodologies and numerous national and international conferences reflect the vision of Prof. Bamezai for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Bamezai thanked all the faculty members and staff of the university for such an overwhelming gesture and stated that the honour bestowed upon him by the Government of India does not belongs only to him but is shared by each and every member of the university and the state. When asked by faculty member “ What is his message to his colleagues” prof. Bamezai humbly stated that whatever he has achieved is because of his consistent efforts and positive outlook towards life with a never ending approach to serve the society. The programme ended with concluding remarks by Dr. Vandhana Sharma, Director, School of Languages and Literature who thanked Hon’ble Vice Chancellor for his ever motivating approach towards everyone since he envisages that SMVDU attain greater and greater heights and achieve much more than what it has achieved in the past six years.