08-16-2014, 06:29 PM
The University is privileged to have the blessings and good wishes of many important and distinguished Indians. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan delivered its first convocation address at 03/01/1958 and blessed students and the institution. Also Dr. C.D. Deshmukh delivered the convocation address on 11.16.1960, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri on 12.10.1961 and Dr. Č.p. Ramaswami Aiyara on 15/02/1963. Prof. R. Chidambaram, the famous atomic scientist was the guest conductor for the call held on 28.2.2002, while Dr. J.S. Verma, farmer of the Supreme Court of India delivered the address in convocation on 7th March 2005.
Dr. Kunja Lal Dubey, who later became the speaker, Vidhan Sabha MP, was the founder President of the University. Subsequently, distinguished academicians like Dr. Dhirendra Verma, Dr. Raj Bali Pandey and Dr. H.P. Diksha adorned the place. Prof. H.P. Diksha later became the chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Then, a number of leading scholars also taught in this University. Prof. T. Pati who later became the Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University, taught mathematics with distinction. Prof. S.C. Datt (Physics) Dr.C.D. Sharma (Philosophy), Prof. Baijnath Sharma (History), Prof. Hiralal Jain (Sanskrit) and Prof. S. Swaminathan (English) were also professors in this University. Dr. Baijnath Sharma became the rector of the University of Bhopal. Prof. Mahesh Datt Mishra, the living legend of Gandhian thoughts was teaching political science professor at the University. Gandhi Srijan Peeth now directs the University.
The University has produced a number of internationally renowned scholars and scientists, a number of prizes and awards were given to teachers and their students and many international fellowships have been bagged teachers. In the past 5 years, have won more than 300 research fellows and doctoral and PhD in D. Litt. degrees. Several research projects in different disciplines, with an outlay of around Rs. 5 crores have been completed during this period. Currently there are several research projects underway. The University is thus playing a key role in higher education in Central India.