• Saurav Sahoo and Shrestha Mohapatra

A Quintessential Endearing Figure: Padma Shri Dr. Virander Singh Chauhan

Updated: May 3, 2021


A scientist, an academician, a policy-maker, a person conferred with innumerous prestigious honours and awards, is none other than Padma Shri Dr. Virander Singh Chauhan, the current Executive Chairman of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution under University Grants Commission (UGC). Dr Chauhan is a former Indian scientist and a Rhodes Scholar who has left an indelible mark of glory through his contribution in the field of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. He was honoured by the Government of India in 2012 with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.


Team Monday Morning got an opportunity to interview a man of such stature and charisma who amidst his hectic schedule visited NIT Rourkela, to grace the 17th Annual Convocation, 2019 as the Chief Guest of the ceremony. Here are the few excerpts with his statements quoted below.


Read here: https://mondaymorning.nitrkl.ac.in/article/2020/01/20/2635-a-quintessential-endearing-figure-padma-shri-dr-virander-singh-chauhan/