Puttaparthi, 24 August 2021:
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL, Deemed -to-be University) today honoured two eminent Scientists with the Degree of ‘Doctor of Science’ (Honoris Causa) for their outstanding contributions to science & society, at an award ceremony held by the Deemed-to-be-University in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh.
Invoking the blessings of the Revered Founder Chancellor, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the Honourable Chancellor, Shri K. Chakravarthi I.A.S, conferred the title of ‘Doctor of Science’ (Honoris Causa), in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) C. B Sanjeevi and other senior officials of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning on 1) Padma Shri Professor G. Venkataraman, a former Vice-Chancellor, SSSIHL, an eminent and celebrated scientist, scholar and educationist, for his outstanding contributions in the field of Nuclear Science, the use of technology in the service of society and inculcating value education in young minds and on 2) Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, a renowned computer scientist and engineer and currently the Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, for his achievements and outstanding contributions in the field of Computer Science and Engineering in the service of society.
Prof. G. Venkataraman, also a former Director, ANURAG (DRDO) is an elected fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, a recipient of numerous awards including the Jawaharlal Nehru FellowShip, the Sir C.V Raman prize and the prestigious Padma Shri. He is also a renowned Condensed matter physicist and a writer.
Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, a former Member of the National Science Board, is a fellow of several prestigious institutions, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S National Academy of Inventors to name a few, where he also served as vice-president for strategic initiatives, and a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Awards and the Governor’s Innovator of the Year for Academia Award for his scientific contributions.
Prof. (Dr.) C. B Sanjeevi, the Vice-Chancellor, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning said “The staff and students of our Deemed-to- be-University are extremely fortunate to be associated with luminaries like Professor G. Venkataraman and Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan. Their mentorship has immensely benefited and shaped the lives of our students over the years. The distinguished awardees are a true guiding spirit for the younger generation to emulate”.