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Kakatiya University professor chosen for international award

Warangal Urban: B Suresh Lal, head of the department of economics, Kakatiya University, Warangal has been chosen for India-Africa ICT Excellence Award for his research work ‘Information and Communication Technologies and Economic Development’ for the year 2017.

He will receive the award at the ICT summit which will be held on December 1 at Hotel Ramada Central, Gurugram in Haryana.

Prof. Lal has many laurels to his credit in the past, like the ‘Indira Gandhi NSS National Award’ for outstanding community services for the year 2014. The former President Pranab Mukherjee had conferred the award at Rashtrapathi Bhavan on Indira Gandhi birth day on November 19.

In the same year he had received ‘President’s Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the former US President Barack Obama for selfless community service. He also received the ‘State Best Programme Coordinator Award’ from government of Telangana State.

Prof. Lal has been awarded ‘Amartya Sen Gold Medal Award’ in the year 2013 for his ten research papers in the field of health economics by the International Institute of Education and Management, New Delhi. His biography was published in Who’s Who in the World-2014 by The Marquis Who’s Who publication, USA.

He received the prestigious ‘President’s Call to Service Award’ for the year 2012-13. The award consists of lapel Pin, Certificate and President’s congratulatory letter. It is the highest recognition in the US for community volunteer service. He also received the ‘NEHS Global Green Star Award of Excellence’ for the year 2013 by US based Nexus Eclat Honours Society for his outstanding contribution in the field of Environment. He was instrumental in planting more than seven lakh saplings by NSS in the University and various colleges under Kakatiya University jurisdiction.

Prof. B Suresh Lal was also awarded gold medal and merit certificate from Andhra Pradesh Governor for highest volunteers’ blood donation in Warangal for the academic year 2012-2013. He got the ‘Best Programme Coordinator Award’ from the district collector for rendering community services with National Service Scheme, Kakatiya University, Warangal. He has also received more than 30 Academic honors, awards & citations at national and international levels for his youth and community services for more than three decades.

Prof. Lal is a reputed scholar on Environmental Health Economics, Development Economics and ICTs Application. He is the editor of International Journal of Environment & Development and a member on editorial boards of 31 international journals. He has published 100 articles in international reputed journals, published 20 books and has completed five research projects.

Apart from regular teaching and research he has delivered 308 talks to college students on various contemporary issues. Prof Lal guided six PhD and four M.Phil scholars. He is life member of more than 30 National and International Organisation and has traveled more than 16 countries across the globe for academic assignment.

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