Srinagar, Oct 12, KNT: Senior Physics Professor of the Valley, Prof. Naseer Iqbal has won this year’s Indian National Science Academy (INSA) teacher award, one of the top recognitions for science teachers and academics in the country. Prof. Iqbal, a Professor of Physics at the University of Kashmir and currently on deputation to Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST) as Registrar, has been chosen for the award in recognition of his contributions in motivating students coming from remote areas of J and K in joining the research programmes. The award carries a scroll, citation, cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and a book grant of Rs. 20,000.
The award has been lauded by Vice Chancellor IUST, teaching and non-teaching staff members and students of IUST and members from the civil society.