MP Lok Sabha (Haridwar), Former Education Minister Govt. of India,Former CM of Uttarakhand
Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is an iconic leader of the globe who has brought many laurels during your political tenure of four decades. As the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Dr. Nishank had given new direction to the state for promotion of economy, education, agriculture etc., which had made him people’s leader. As the Minister of Human Resource Development, he had brought his vision through National Education Policy 2020 to build the new generations of this country, which is the most aspirational and futuristic document to guide the youth of the nation. His heartful leadership style filled with compassion and kindness has been demonstrated through the institutions he built up for the indigenous children of Uttarakhand. His ideas and vision reflected through his creation of 300 books, published in 12 different Indian languages and English are having the power to shape the lives.
World Power Leader Award
Professor. Ajit Kumar Mohanty
Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty is a distinguished physicist and scientist. He has held several honorary positions at various organizations. He has served as General Secretary and later as President of the Indian Physics Association (IPA), as the Spokesperson, India-CMS collaboration, as Director, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, and Director, Physics Group, BARC. He has twice been the CERN Scientific Associate, first during 2002-2004 and again during 2010-2011.He is the first person from Odisha to hold the position of Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. He is a recipient of the Young Physicist Award from the Indian Physical Society in 1988, the Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist Award in 1991 and the Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award of the Department of Atomic Energy in 2001.
Shri Harekrishna Ratha
Director, Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, DRDO, Odisha
Shri Harekrishna Ratha is a leader in Planning, Design, Development and Implementation of the widespread communication network of ITR. Under your his leadership, the communication network of the Range has been enhanced and extended to newer launch complexes and remote instrument sites, the voice and data communication infrastructure have been upgraded with state of the art systems. He has led the Central Data Processing team of ITR for design and development of Real Time Data processing and display software which replaced the legacy software. He has been a leader in development of CDMA based Flight Termination System and SDR based Flight Termination systems providing complete indigenous solutions independent of overseas sources. For your his contribution towards Test and Evaluation of flight vehicles, you have he has been awarded with the Prestigious Agni Award For Excellence in Self Reliance in the year 2017 and for the contribution towards Design, Development and Demonstration of MRSAM System, he has been awarded with the DRDO Award For Performance Excellence in the year 2016.
Women Iconic Award
Dr. Justice Sanju Panda
Former Chief Justice, Cuttack, Odisha
Dr. Justice Sanju Panda has a rich experience of more than three decades in the field of Law in Civil, Criminal, Company and Constitutional matter. Dr. Justice Sanju Panda has conducted cases on behalf of State as Additional Standing Counsel from 1994 to 1995, Standing Counsel for Vigilance (Special Court) in High Court from 1995 to 1996, Additional Standing Counsel for Commercial Tax from 2001 to 2003, Counsel for S.B.I., Utkal University and some of the public sector undertaking corporations.
Distinguished Leadership Award
Professor (Dr.) K. K. Aggarwal
Chairman, National Board of Accreditation, India
Dr. K.K. Aggarwal is an administrator, a leader and a prolific researcher. He has been associated with National Board of Accreditation, India in various capacities since its inception and was Chairman, EEAC (Tier-II) before taking over as Chairman, NBA. As Chairman, NBA, he has acted as a pillar of maintaining the quality of Higher Education in the country. He has served as Founder Vice Chancellor of GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi. He has been the President of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), President of Computer Society of India and President of South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC). He has been widely consulted by the industry, most-notable for his contribution towards the Reliability Analysis for PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). He haspublished approximately 400 papers in the journals of national and international repute. He has been conferred with the Honorary Fellowship by Broadcast Society of India. He has been declared as the Man of Decade, Man of the Century and finally, Man of the Millennium by American Bibliographical Institute, USA and was conferred L.C. Verman Award by the Institute of Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineers. He has got decorated with Life Time Achievement Award by IETE and also by Computer Society of India.
Dr. Ashoka Kumar Das
Vice Chairman, Odisha State Higher Education Council, Govt. of Odisha, Bhubaneswar
Dr. Asoka Kumar Das is an administrator, a leader and a prolific researcher. He has served asthe Vice Chancellor of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and as Vice Chairperson of the Odisha State Higher Education Council, Govt. of Odisha, Bhubaneswar. He haspublished more than 150 research papers in the journals of national and international repute. He has been the head of laser and Plasma Technology Division of the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and a member coordinator in different five-year plan projects and a member of the advisory committee in the department of science and technology. He has won several awards and commendations.
Social Change Maker Award
Shri Pradeep Mohanty
Entrepreneur, Koraput, Odisha
Shri Pradeep Mohanty has embraced the hostile hills of the Eastern ghats by putting his green finger into them and starting coffee cultivation. He has started at a place without much of connectivity and electricity. His effort has transformed sleepy tribal hamlets of Koraput, Odisha into active agricultural zonesand gave employment to hundreds of villagers. His verdant plantation on the foothills of Deomali range producing tonnes of coffee has created a name for itself. He has put Odisha in the coffee map of India. His role in creating a change and transforming the lives of the adjacent tribal and non-tribal locals is exemplary.
Publishing Excellence Award
Shri Asoke K. Ghosh
Chairman and Managing Director,PHI Learning Private Limited
Shri Asoke K. Ghosh is a leading publisher. He is known for his vision and strategy for internationalizing higher education publications and pioneering low cost world-class books on a mass scale. He is a founder member of Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP), Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) and the first Asian to become the Vice President of International Publishers Association (IPA). He has published more than 5000 titles in various disciplines. His idea of publishing low-cost books at affordable price, intended to cater to the needs of Indian students, especially to that of economically weaker section, is praiseworthy and commendable. The awards conferred on his such as ‘The Simon Master Chairman’s Award’, Most Distinguished Publisher Award, and the Life Time Achievement Award demonstrate the excellence he has achieved in the field of publishing.
Educational Leadership Award
Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Biswal
Professor and Director National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
Dr.Bibhuti Bhusan Biswal is a distinguished leader in the field of academics. He has rich experience of teaching and research at various level. He has published more than 150 publications at various national and international journals. He has undertaken several projects of AICTE, UGC and DST. You have been engaged in creation and dissemination of knowledge through your research, teaching, projects, and organization and coordination of conferences and conclaves. He has played a key role in development various laboratories at UCE, Burla, NIT Rourkela, and NIT Meghalaya. His contribution as invited speaker, Keynote speaker, visiting academician, expert member, reviewer, editor and in various other roles has been enormous. He is a Fellow of IE (I), a Member of ASME, a Sr. Member of IEEE, a Life Member of ISTE and of Association for Machines and Mechanisms(AMM), a Member of ISTAM, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT), and International Association of Engineers (IAENG). His contribution through his administrative roles at various capacities in the field of education is significant.
Dr. Gyoo-Soo Chae
Professor Smart IT Engineering, Baekseok University, Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, South
Dr.Gyoo-Soo Chae Gyoo-Soo Chae received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2000. He was an RF manager at Amphenol Mobile. Since 2003, he has been with Division of Advanced IT, Baekseok University in Korea where he became a tenured professor in 2015.
He has been the Vice-president of Convergence Society for Small & Medium Business. He currently has 30 more publications in reputed international journals and edited 4 Springer books of currently interested topics. He is currently serving as a committee member of the International Conferences including ICCT(International Conference on Convergence Technology), ICSMB(International Conference on Small & Medium Business) and ICDPM(International Conference on Digital Policy & Management).
Professor (Dr.) Valentina E. Balas
Professor, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Dr.Valentina Emilia Balas is a professor with more than 40 years of rich experience in teaching and research. Dr. Balas has been relentlessly engaged in creation and dissemination of knowledge through her research, teaching, and his contribution through conferences, conclaves, seminars in various capacities. She has served as Vice president of General Association of Engineering from Romania, Arad branch, as President of Association of Automation and Instrumentation from Romania, Arad branch, as President of Romanian Society of Control Engineering and Technical Informatics (SRAIT), Arad branch, as Vice-president of IFSA (International Fuzzy Systems Association), Joint Secretary of Governing Council to Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM), INDIA. Dr. Balas is a Founding member of Artificial Intelligence Romanian Association.
Professor (Dr.) Rajendra P. Srivastava
Professor Emeritus of Accounting & Information Systems, School of Business, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA.
Dr.Rajendra P.Srivastava has a rich experience in teaching and research. He has been the EY Distinguished Professor in the School of Business, University of Kansas, for 24 years, and has served as the Director of EY Center for Auditing Research and Advanced Technology. He has published over 110 academic articles in many prestigious journals. He has pioneered the application of Dempster-Shafer Theory of Belief Functions to audit judgment. He has received the 2017 Award for Notable Contribution to AIS Literature from the AIS Section of American Accounting Association, 1996 Award for Notable Contribution to AI & Expert Systems Research in Accounting from the AI/Emerging Technology Section of the American Accounting Association, 2020 Outstanding Research Award from the Indian Accounting Association Research Foundation for his dedicated service towards promotion of education and research the world over, Glory of India Award by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, 2017 Baxendale Innovation Award from Innovation and Collaboration Division of The University of Kansas for the outstanding research, innovation, and contributions to commercialization of KU technology. He has served as an Editor, associate editor and member of the Editorial and Review Board of various journals.
Professor (Dr.) Prabina Rajib
Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur, India.
Dr. Prabina Rajib is a person with passion for research. Dr. Rajib has published numerous papers in journals of national and international repute. Her contribution in the field of finance in form of research, development of new courses, organization of management and faculty development programme, conferences, seminars, and conclaves is invaluable. Her expertise in the area of Indian commodity spot and derivatives market and Indian capital market is reflected in her authored book Commodity Derivatives & Risk Management. She is a pioneer in the field of Financial Modeling.