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 held in the capital on November 17, 2022. The award recognises Pawar for his immense contribution and exemplary work in the field of education as well as creating the IT Training industry.
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, selected the Award.
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.
- Pawar was awarded the country’s greatest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan, by the President of India in 2011 for his extraordinary achievement in his area.
- 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. In 1998, he was named “IT Man of the Year” by the IT industry newspaper Dataquest.
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.