Dr Mrunalinidevi Puar, Chancellor of Maharaja Sayajirao University, has been conferred with the “Best Manager” award by the Oxford Summit of Leaders (Science and Education) in UK, according to University Registrar Amit Dholakia. She (Puar) is known for her research in availability of zinc in Indian food and was also awarded PhD by a Hyderabad based university, he said.
In a letter, Irina Bright, event manager EBA said, “Socrates Committee of Europe Business Assembly (EBA Oxford, UK) has selected you (Puar) for this award based on the criteria that includes the university in the field of quality educational services rendering, implementation of up-to-date technologies and social focus.”
Dr Puar will get this award at the summit of leaders and International Socrates Award ceremony to be held in Oxford, UK on October 14. Participants from 50 countries will attend it. The MS University was estblished as Baroda College in 1881 and it was converted into a university in 1949 after merger of erstwhile princely state of Baroda.
Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, father of the Indian constitution and Maharshi Aurbindo Ghosh were known personalities associated with this college. Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani has assured the Gujarat government to convert it into a central university as this university has signed number of MoUs with its counterparts in UK, USA, Canada and France.