Bhubaneswar: Four days after its 68th Convocation, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, conferred its prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award on Prof. (Dr.) Manojranjan Nayak, founder-president of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) here on Wednesday.
Prof. (Dr.) Nayak was to be conferred with the award at IIT, Kharagpur’s Convocation held on December 24 but he could not be personally present to
receive the honour.
Prof. VK Tiwari, director of IIT-Kharagpur, who is presently on a visit to Bhubaneswar, bestowed the honour on Prof. (Dr.) Nayak in a special programme.
Prof. (Dr.) Nayak, who had done his B.Tech in electrical engineering from National Institute of Technology (formerly Regional Engineering College) at
Rourkela, did his M.Tech in Computer Science from IIT, Kharagpur.