1800 425 44 38 | From 9 AM to 5.30 PM (IST) | Mon. to Sat
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) - Admission Open

Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Excellence Awards 2023

The illustrious Hindustan Group of Institutions, a forerunner in the field of education, orchestrated the 4th edition of the Dr. K. C. G. Verghese Excellence Awards 2023 on Saturday 24th June 2023 at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. The Excellence Awards instituted in the loving memory of our Founder-Chairman, Late Dr. K.C.G. Verghese, honor and celebrate the achievements of eminent personalities across the Globe. In this 4th edition, 32 reputed personalities were honored for their accomplishments. The event was presided by Chairman HGI, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese in presence of other dignitaries,  Dr. Elizabeth Verghese (Founder Chairperson),  Mr. Ashok Verghese (Vice President, HGI), Dr. Susan  Verghese  (Vice President, HGI), Dr. Annie Jacob (Director, KCG College of Technology) and Dr. Aby Sam (Executive Director, HGI).Mr. N. Ram, a prominent Indian Journalist and Director of the Hindu Group Publishing Private Limited was the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion after releasing the award brochure, Mr. N. Ram applauded the efforts of the Hindustan Group in equipping students for the ever-changing world and its efforts in encouraging accomplished personalities across sectors. "India, though provides meaningful access to all sections of society in terms of education, judiciary, and free speech has to do more to achieve excellence of high standards", said Mr. N.Ram. Congratulating the awardees he said, "Raise the bar by responding to the challenges and provide solutions for being honoured today”. Mr. T. S. Tirumurti, IFS (Retired)- Former Indian Ambassador United Nations in his felicitation address said “ The world is facing sustainability challenges to which no country is immune and battling them with traditional tools will become redundant. New India – Educated & Knowledge India should develop new tools, new solutions with scientific temper knowledge, global collaboration and empathy"

Ms. Michaela Küchler, Consul General- Federal Republic of Germany, the guest of honor, highlighted the Indo-German long history of cooperation in education, technological partnership and student research exchange. She placed on record the contribution of Hindustan Group in the bilateral exchange".

Dr. K.C.G. Verghese was a visionary leader who believed in his motto "TO MAKE EVERY MAN A SUCCESS AND NO MAN A FAILURE" and his contribution to the development of modern Indian thought through his educational and business philosophy is invaluable. He has been hailed as a progressive thinker who vociferously advocated the de-licensing of industrial production, initiated the Open Sky policy and was the prime mover behind the privatization of engineering education in Tamil Nadu. He was a staunch patriot and philanthropist with the view to commemorating his vision.

The K.C.G. Verghese Excellence Awards were initiated in the year 2009. The 4th edition of the award was conferred on 32 renowned personalities this year to recognize and honor their outstanding contributions that have made a difference to the society.

The awards were bestowed in recognition of the achievements and exceptional accomplishments of the dignitaries in their respective fields, across 8 categories. This year, stalwarts across different fields were awarded in the categories of Life Time Achievement, Academic Excellence, Research Excellence, Corporate Excellence, Community Development, Youth Icon, Sports Excellence and Outstanding Alumni.

Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Excellence Awards 2023 (4th Edition)
Life Time Achievement Awards
Mr. K. Doraisami Senior Advocate
Mr. P. S. Surana Founder,Surana & Surana, International Attorney
Dr. A. E. Muthunayagam Former Secretary to Govt for Ocean Development, Former Chairman of Board of Governors IIT Madras
Dr. S. P. Thiyagarajan Chancellor- Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore
Dr. V. Jina Das General Physician, Fortis Hospitals
Mr. R. Venkatesh Partner Alladi Krishnan & Kumar
Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti Chairman - Nalli Silk Sarees- Textile industrialist and philanthropist
Academic Excellence Award
Prof, Rajeev Ahuja Director, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IITR), Punjab
Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi Former Director, IITM
Dr. Shu Chuan Liao Professor, Asia University, Taiwan
Prof. P. B. Sharma Vice Chancellor, Amity University
Research Excellence Awards
Dr. G. Balu OS & Scientist 'H' (Retired), DRDO Distinguished Fellow & Chairman, Aerodynamics Panel of AR & DB
Dr. G. A. Ramadass Director, NIOT
Corporate Excellence Awards
Mr. Ajit Isaac Chairman, Quess Corp
Mr. Josh Foulger Managing Director, Bharat FIH Ltd
Mr. S R Sabapathi President and CEO, Qmax Test Equipments
Dr Alok Khullar Chief Executive Officer,  Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai
Mr. K. Chandra Reddy Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Capgemini Engineering, India
Ms. Maya Sreekumar Vice President Human Resources, GenC Program, Cognizant
Community Development Excellence Awards
Mr. A.S. Venkatesh, International Director- Asia Area Rotary International
Dr. Georgi Abraham Founder - TANKER Foundation
Dr. Sunil Shroff, Senior Consultant Urologist, Transplant Surgeon and Social Entrepreneur,Mohan Foundation
Ms. Sara Cherian Trustee, The Cherian Foundation
Youth Icon Awards
Ms. Uthara UnniKrishnan Indian playback singer
Ms. Prasiddhi Singh Social Entrepreneur and Environmental Activist
Dr. K. Prisha Youngest Yoga Guru
Sports Excellence Awards
Ms Anitha Paul Dorai Former Captain of the National Women’s Basketball Team
Outstanding Alumni Awards
Mr. Vikram D Murugaraj Director- Accounts, Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) at Controller & Auditor General of India
Mr. Sharva Rasanayakam Ex- Senior Executive, General Motors; Mr. Ashok Gopinath,  CEO, GMR Hyderabad
Ms. Suganya Seenuvasan Forester, Tamil Nadu Forest Department
Mr. Ashok Gopinath CEO, GMR Hyderabad
Mr. Rajasekar Pachai Tamil Nadu’s second Mt. Everest Climber