Pushpesh Pant, noted Indian academic, food critic, historian and presently the Professor and Dean of Law School, The NorthCap University, Gurgaon has been conferred with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award by the President of India on the occasion of Republic Day 2016. The award has been given in the category of Literature & Education-Journalism. He is an expert on International Relations. He has been a columnist for various leading newspapers and magazines. He has published over a dozen books on food, travel and tourism.
On receiving the award, Prof. Pushpesh Pant, Dean of Law School, The NorthCap University, Gurgaon said, “It is indeed a moment of pleasure for me to be selected for Padma Shri award. It is a great recognition. To me it means, sooner or later one’s work gets recognized. It also puts a sense of responsibility on you. What one does is not intended for him only; it is associated with the society and nation at large.
It is a special time for me as it has come to me when I am engaged in a profession of my choice and interest. I am thankful to NCU that I have been invited to teach here in Law, a subject I love. It is a wonderful place to work and one of the best private universities in the region. I have worked in varied sectors like academia, travel, food and hospitality and have felt that you should contribute to the society and help others with your knowledge, skills and insights. You move from place to
place, but I feel that something is common and connected. NCU is a private university and I am pleased to see the level of education being imparted here which meets international standards. The students are young and keen to learning. It is indeed a wonderful place of learning with a nice academic environment.”
Congratulating Prof. Pant on his notable attainment, Brig. SK Sharma (Retd), Pro Vice-Chancellor, The NorthCap University said, “We congratulate Prof. Pant. He has contributed a lot to the nation in his splendid career as an educationist and journalist and is now working towards implementing substantive improvements in the School of Law, THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY. ”
ABOUT Prof. Pushpesh Pant:
Formerly Professor of International Relations at JNU, Prof. Pushpesh Pant served in the Executive and Academic Councils of various Universities. He was also the Course Director for the IFS probationers training program at the School of International Studies. He designed and developed the basic course on Indian Foreign Policy for the IFS Institute. Prof. Pant has 42 years of teaching experience at the Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has guided over 25 PhD and 75 M.Phil scholars. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi.