Bharath University, Chennai bags the National Education Excellence Award 2014 for its phenomenal contribution to the field of higher education.
The award was presented by Padma Vibhushan Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha as the BEST MULTI STREAM UNIVERSITY, instituted by ASSOCHAM India in association with National Skill Development Corporation, Association of Indian University, Planning Commission, Govt of India, Yes Bank and Ministry of Higher Education & Research, Govt of India.
ASSOCHAM every year recognises Universities and Colleges for their contribution to the cause of higher education in India. Bharath University, Tamil Nadu's oldest self financing private institution, was chosen this year for its overall excellence and singular contribution with guiding parameters that included innovation, research, and flexibility in curriculum along with its zealous pursuit to provide quality and holistic education to students across the country.
Receiving the award, Dr. Sundeep Aanand, Chancellor, Bharath University said, "This is indeed a proud moment for us. We are happy to be recognized as the Best Multi Stream University by ASSOCHAM. This award truly belongs to the staffs and students of the Bharath family who have worked tirelessly to help us reach this pinnacle of excellence. The award is a true testimony to innovation at the University. We have recently introduced for the first time in India, a path breaking program known as a Research Integrated B-Tech wherein every Bachelor's student who passes out of the institution are put through a rigorous research incubator leading to an indexed publication in such that they may be considered an authority in their chosen research area at the end of their B-Tech course, thereby contributing to the overall knowledge capital of the country."