Prof. Bishnu Pal of Mahindra Ecole Centrale recognized for his contributions to Optical Science & Engineering Education by The Optical Society (OSA)

OSA awards Esther Beller Medal to Prof. Pal

 March 17 2016,  16.10 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Prof. Bishnu Pal of Mahindra Ecole Centrale recognized for his contributions to Optical Science & Engineering Education by The Optical Society (OSA)

Prof. Bishnu Pal, Professor of Natural Sciences at Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad, has been recognized for his contribution to Optical Science and Engineering by The Optical Society (OSA). The OSA  has awarded Prof. Pal The Esther Hoffman Beller Medal which recognizes outstanding contributions to optical science and engineering education.

A 2016 OSA Awardee, Prof. Bishnu Pal is being recognized for over thirty-five years of guided wave photonics education, including the development of graduate and continuing education teaching programs and laboratories in optoelectronics and optical communications at IIT-Delhi, and inspiring a generation of leading academic and industrial scientists.

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light.

Prof. Pal joined as Professor of Physics at Mahindra Ecole Centrale in 2014, when MEC began its operations. He has close four decades of teaching experience, most f it at IIT Delhi. At MEC, he continues his research on Guided Wave Photonics and is widely recognized as an authority on Optoelectronics. As an academician, he has been involved in designing and developing interdisciplinary Masters program in Optoelectronics and Optical Communications at IIT Delhi. Prof. Pal has extensively research and consulting experience and has worked with the industry and several international  collaborative projects with UK, US, Russia and France.

The Esther Hoffman Beller Medal is presented for outstanding contributions to optical science and engineering education. Consideration is given to outstanding teaching and/or original work in optics education that enhances the understanding of optics. The scope of the award is international. This award was endowed by a bequest from the estate of Esther Hoffman Beller, presented to OSA in 1992. The award was established in 1993.

“Prof. Pal adds yet another laurel to his already formidable list of achievements, by this Esther Hoffman Bellar Medial. We at Mahindra Ecole Centrale are extremely proud to have such an esteemed academician teaching our students and guiding our research activities” says Prof. Didier Clouteau, Dean – Academics, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

About Mahindra Ecole Centrale

Mahindra Ecole Centrale(MEC) college of engineering is an international technology school, that marks the foray of the USD 16.5 billion Mahindra Group into the higher education sector. Mahindra Educational Institutions, the wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra Group’s IT venture, Tech Mahindra, collaborated with École Centrale Paris - now CentraleSupélec in 2014 to establish MEC in India. Ecole Centrale Paris (now CentraleSupélec) is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering institutions in France with a heritage that goes back to nearly 200 years. MEC is approved by AICTE and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad, a premier institution with academic and research-oriented courses.

MEC offers a truly international programme with an inclusive focus on the Engineering, Social and Creative sciences, Liberal Arts, Philosophy and Humanities. It offers an environment of unique cultural immersion – of participants, faculty and staff. MEC offers international exchange study opportunities with mandatory global internships. The B.Tech degree at MEC is a research-driven program with close links to industry.

A world class faculty, with a mix of industry-academic background, global exposure and research focus ensures that the content remains contemporary, aligned to the global business requirements. MEC is committed to providing world-class infrastructure to support a strong research vision inthrust areas such as Energy, Environment, Communications, Infrastructure, Transportation, Materials, and Defence.

Based in Bahadurpally, Hyderabad, MEC is situated in a sprawling green campus of 130acres flanked by the Tech Mahindra Technology Centre and Tech Mahindra SEZ. MEC has an intake of 240 for its 4 year B.Tech Program(60 seats for each of thefour courses – Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering). For more information, please visit: