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Dehradun professor sets world record for 130 hours of non-stop lecture

Professor Arvind Mishra surpassed the previous record of 121 hours set by a Polish teacher in 2009.

By: Press Trust of India | Dehradun | Published: March 6, 2014 6:23:39 pm

A professor of a city based deemed university set a world record on Thursday by delivering a marathon non-stop lecture for more than 130 hours at the varsity auditorium.

26-year-old Arvind Mishra, an assistant professor at Dehradun’s Graphic Era University where he teaches Mechanical Engineering completed 130 hours of his lecture at 4 pm this evening, surpassing the world record of non-stop lecture which stood in the name of a Polish teacher who delivered a lecture for 121 hours in 2009, HoD of the University’s Media and Mass Communications department Subhash Gupta said.

The young professor is still going on as he wants to increase the margin between his record and that of the Polish teacher Errol Muzawazi whose feat of 121-hour non-stop teaching still adorns the pages of Guinness Book of World Records, Gupta said.

A panel of the Guiness Book of World Records is also keeping an eye through live streaming on the marathon lecture being held by Mishra at the University’s MBA auditorium to a mixed audience of students and teachers.

The university’s chairman Kamal Ghanshala has announced a cash award of Rs 1 lakh and two out-of-turn promotions for the assistant professor for his rare feat.

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