Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dahiya receives lifetime achievement award

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Southeast Missouri State University professor Jai Dahiya recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Economic Growth Society of India.

Dahiya has gone to India each December for the past 10 years to speak at the Indian Science Congress conference in Chennai. This December he was surprised to learn that they awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award and 400 dollars.

"I was totally shaken by that. It was the biggest surprise of my life that these people were keeping," Dahiya said.
He later found out he was chosen because of his involvement in the India Science Congress and due to his membership in many executive committees in India. Over 27 years at Southeast, Dahiya has brought 62 students to Southeast.

He is the associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and professor of physics at Southeast Missouri State University.

Rachel Weatherford, KRCU


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