Our mission is to recognize and celebrate excellence in the field of education by honoring outstanding colleges, schools, teachers, management profiles and students who have demonstrated exceptional dedication, innovation, and impact in their respective areas.
The methodology for awarding colleges involves a multi-phase process that begins with open nominations from diverse stakeholders and shortlisted by the Academic Insights’ editorial panel on the basis of data inputs provided by the college and individual and, if applicable, on-site visits. The chosen institutions are publicly recognized and celebrated during an award ceremony
As we gear up for the highly anticipated Academic Insights Education Excellence Awards 2023, an event that promises to be a grand celebration of academic brilliance, we as a team are determined to make it truly exceptional. It became clear to us that having the esteemed Hon'ble Higher Education Minister, Dr. M.C. Sudhakar, as the guest of honor at our event would be a pivotal moment in our journey.
Before we jump into the story, let us learn a little bit about Dr. Sudhakar and his early life of academic and professional excellence. Dr. M.C. Sudhakar's educational journey commenced at Kishore Vidhya Bhavan in Chintamani, where he received his primary education. He further pursued his schooling at Sathya Sai Loka Seva School in Muddenahalli. His academic pursuits continued with pre-university studies at National College, Basavanagudi, followed by a Bachelor of Dentistry from Bangalore Dental College in 1992. Dr. Sudhakar completed his Master of Dental Surgery (Prosthodontics) from AB Shetty Dental College, Mangalore in 1994.
Embarking on a dedicated career in dentistry, Dr. Sudhakar began as a Senior Lecturer at Mathrusri Ramabai Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital in Bangalore, while also maintaining a private practice at Cunningham Road. Later, he took on the role of a professor at AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre in Bangalore. Notably, he also served as the president of the Indian Dental Association Karnataka division.
Now Let us Get back to that Special Day
As the meeting was scheduled for late afternoon, our Marketing heads were all-ready to meet the minister. And, to our astonishment, Dr. Sudhakar’s efficient and courteous personal assistant welcomed our team into his office, and we were met with a warm and friendly smile. After reading our invitation letter and understanding the purpose of our visit, the Minister listened attentively as we explained the mission of our magazine and introduced the upcoming Academic Insights Magazine - Education Excellence Awards 2023. Witnessing the Minister's humility and genuine interest in both our publication and the event was truly heartening and unexpected. As we left his office that day, we departed not just having met a powerful Minister, but a down-to-earth personality deeply committed to making a positive impact. It was a poignant reminder that humility and leadership can indeed coexist, leaving us both inspired and grateful for the opportunity to have met such an extraordinary individual.
As an expanding educational magazine, we eagerly await a response from Dr. Sudhakar's team. With high expectations for a grand and prosperous award ceremony, it would be an honor to have the Minister grace our event.