On 25th December, we celebrated the 158th birth anniversary of Mahamana Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya. He was born on 25th December 1861 in Allahabad, now known as Prayagraj in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He was a visionary, journalist, social worker, lawyer, and educationist. In respect of his service to the nation, he was conferred with the highest civilian honor, Bharat Ratna posthumously by the Indian Government in the year 2014.
His passion for education gave birth to Banaras Hindu University or Kashi Hindu Vishvidyalaya in the year 1916. The University is among the most respected universities in India (ranked 3rd in 2020) and across the globe. The university has won many applauds for the country. There are various departments in the university like the Department of Botany, Zoology, Physics, Geology, Geophysics, and Chemistry, etc. The university has produced many eminent personalities in different fields. If you know some famous personalities who have graduated from the University please mention them in the comments box.
BHU has always been in news because of one or the other initiatives and activities. Recently the University was in the news for its new development. ISRO in association with the Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) is opening a Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S).
The aim of this initiative is to promote space technology activities among the Btech/ Mtech and Ph.D. students. A lot of regular short courses, conferences, and exhibitions shall be organized to achieve the objective.
ISRO virtually signed an MoU* with IIT-BHU to set up a Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S). The agreement will pave the way for advanced research in the future technology of the Indian space programme.
*Memorandum of Understanding
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