CHANDIGARH- February 10, 2009: Professor R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University has been honoured with EDGE-2009 Award (Emerging Directions in Global Education) at a function held at New Delhi for his contribution to higher education and science. The Citation acknowledges amongst other achievements, his contributions as a researcher in cancer and environmental bio-technology and for bringing higher education in India on par with the best in the world.
EDGE is a forum collectively conceptualized by prestigious institutions from India and abroad. The Forum gives awards every year to those who have made significant contributions in the field of higher education. Amongst others who were honoured included Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Govt. of India; Prof. S.S.Katiyar and Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia. The felicitation ceremony also deliberated on "Transforming Educational Institutions for Global Opportunities".