Lifetime Achievement Award 2022:
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), felicitated Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman & Founder, NIIT with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2022’ at the 8th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards ceremony. The award recognises Pawar for his immense contribution and exemplary work in the field of education as well as creating the IT Training industry.
The selection of Award was done by a high-level jury panel, Chaired by Dr R. A. Mashelkar, Indian National Research Professor and Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and former Director General of CSIR.
Under Pawar’s leadership:
- NIIT has played a key role in shaping the growth of the Indian IT sector, by creating skilled manpower to drive its momentum. Along with revolutionizing the IT Training industry, he is now also involved in establishing an innovative model in Higher Education through the not-for-profit NIIT University.
- For an outstanding contribution in his field, Pawar has been awarded the country’s prestigious civilian honour, Padma Bhushan, by the President of India in 2011.
- Pawar has also been honoured with several other prestigious awards such as ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at Dataquest ICT Awards 2019, the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ from IIT in 1995, the Ernst & Young’s ‘Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in 1999, and The Global India Splendor Award in 2013. He has also been honoured as the ‘IT man of the Year’ by IT industry journal, Dataquest in 1998.
About the FICCI:
Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. The FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards were instituted in 2014 to recognize and felicitate the achievements and excellent work done by the institutions and individuals, who have set benchmarks of excellence and are doing inspirational and exemplary work in the higher education space.