GUWAHATI, April 20 - Indian Skills Academy conferred its Academic Excellence Award on retired professor of chemistry, Arya Vidyapith College Dr Prabal Sengupta at a function held here today, according to a press release.
A graduate from Cotton College holding his masters degree and doctorate in organic chemistry from Gauhati University, Dr Sengupta has served not only as an academician and a mere teacher, but has also made immense contribution in changing and moulding lives of many students.
The award was handed over to Dr Sengupta by ex-Mayor of Guwahati city Mrigen Sarania.
Present at the solemn function was Tinat Atifa Masood, who had conceptualised the idea of honouring Dr Sengupta. A social activist and author who had won awards from various fields, Masood in her brief speech said stalwarts like Dr Sengupta are rare gems of society who need to be nurtured and the legacy of their learning and teaching preserved.
Also present on the occasion was Academy managing director Anjan Chowdhury, who has been training veteran professors across India in �Classroom Delivery Enhancement� techniques with emphasis on behavioural remodelling, the release added.