Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal 2020: UoH Former Chancellor Dr. C.Rangarajan Awarded

Hyderabad, Aug.6 (Maxim News): Dr. C Rangarajan, an Indian economist and former Chancellor of University of Hyderabad, has been awarded the Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal -2020. Dr. C Rangarajan was the Chancellor of UoH from 2015 to 2018.

Prof CR Rao, doyen of Mathematical Statistics and Founder President of the Indian Econometric Society (TIES), has celebrated his 100th Birthday on 10th September 2020. Prof Rao’s contributions to theory and applications of statistics has made him one among the world leaders in the subject and he has been listed as one of the top ten Indian Scientists of all time. As Founder President of TIES, Dr Rao has contributed immensely to the growth of Society as well as the Econometrics teaching and research in the country. Dr Rao has been presented with Padma Vibhushan, second highest Civilian award from the Government of India, National Medal of Science from the President of the United States, Guy Medal from Royal Statistical Society, among many other awards.

To commemorate his contributions to the Quantitative Economic theory and Practice, and also to the TIES, the TIES Trust has instituted ‘Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal (CGM). The Medal is presented once in two years to an Indian or Indian-origin scholar for her/his lifetime contributions to the fields of Theoretical and Applied aspects of quantitative economics, and Official Statistics.

For the inaugural award, a number of nominations/applications were received. The TIES Trust has constituted a Jury to shortlist the awardees. Based on the Jury’s recommendations, the inaugural award is presented to the following two very distinguished scholars.

Dr C Rangarajan, Former Chairman, Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister and Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India.

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