BML Munjal University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. B. S. Satyanarayana was awarded the “Best Vice-Chancellor Terna Mathworks Award” today. The award was conferred by the Indian Engineering Educators and Administrators Conference (IEEAC-2017) in recognition of his key role towards research and innovation and hands-on and cross-disciplinary learning. Prof. Satya is also playing an instrumental role in helping set BMU up as a Green campus, teaching his students how to ensure a sustainability model on campus.
Prof Satyanarayana has two patents to his name. He has initiated & implemented many projects, with funding to the tune of over $ 50 million, published over 120 papers in journals & conf. proceedings, and delivered over 200 invited and contributed presentations in conferences and workshops.
Prof. B. S. Satyanarayana holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engg from Cambridge University UK He has over 30 years of experience working in Industry, R&D institutions, Academics and Government Policy in India, UK and Japan and with other international partners. This includes establishing new entrepreneurial ventures, setting up new labs in Academic, R&D & industrial environment, change management, defining new government policies and defining new pedagogy in academic environment. At all the places of work he has entered new domains, created new facility, trained new teams, demonstrated new technologies bringing in frugal innovation and creating an environment for Make in India in his Indian activities.
Expressing his gratitude while accepting the award, Prof Satyanarayana said, “I feel honoured for being recognised for my work. I am humbled to receive this award. I would also like to thank BML Munjal University for giving me a perfect platform by working with the University Team in evolving a new pedagogy for outcome based education, linking interdisciplinary experiential learning, sustainability, and social responsibility, with industry–academic interaction, research and inclusive innovation. This is a recognition of the hard work and dedication we have put in over the last few years”.
Some of the Awards for His Work at National And International Forums Include:
- Wipro Earthian Award for Sustainability (2014)
- SkillTree Education Evangelist of India (2013)
- Karamveer Chakra Medal (2013) from International Confederation Of NGOs (iCONGO) In Collaboration With UN. The National Medallion is In Honour For Proactive Voluntary Citizen Action To Be & Lead The Change.
- Cognizant –RVCE Best Researcher Award -Gold Medal (2012)
- Philips Ideation Award for novel medical instrumentation (2007)
- CISCON best paper award for his work on novel room temperature grown nanocarbons for Vacuum Nanoelectronics based Instrumentation (2007)
- Best paper: Asia Society for Information Display- work on novel Thin film Transistors (2006).
Recently, the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee dedicated BML Munjal University to the nation, calling it ‘one of the finest private universities in the country'.
BMU is distinct in its unique curriculum and pedagogy, which is exemplified by up to 45% practical hands-on learning component in its programmes. Collaborations with renowned universities such as Imperial College London (which is BMU’s academic mentor), Singapore Management University, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (USA), and corporates such as Axis Bank, Intel, IBM, KPMG, Siemens and Shell have allowed students to get a perspective on global trends in education and the contemporary professional world. The University focuses on inter-disciplinary learning, R&D, and innovation, along with specialized courses in Engineering, Data Analytics & Forensic Accounting.
BMU fosters a unique learning environment, that nurtures the spirit of enquiry, creativity, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and innovation. The curriculum inculcates a raft of values, job and life skills.