Professor and Dr. Varsha Jain, faculty at MICA has received the AIMS International Outstanding Management Researcher Award 2016. She has previously received this award twice – once as outstanding young researcher award and another time as an outstanding woman researcher.
The award ceremony will take place on 26th December 2016 at about 5 p.m. as part of the 14th AIMS International Conference on Management at the campus of MICA Ahmedabad.
When asked about her journey and what the award means to her, she said, “I am overwhelmed with the help and support that MICA has provided at every stage of my research journey. MICA provided all the feasible resources specifically international collaborations that could facilitate the quality and quantity of research projects. I could achieve this milestone only because MICA was always supporting me as a strong pillar. After winning young researcher award and woman management researcher award, this award adds more value to my scholarly accomplishment. We compete with all the top scholars and professors including IIMs in India to win this award (As this a national level award). It is an honor that after competing with all these professors and scholars if I won the award. This award means a lot for me as i diligently invest around 10 hours on regular bases on scholarship and publications. This is the result of consistent hard work which i have undertaken since 8.5 years (post PhD). It is very challenging as a scholar to manage quality and quantity in research projects. When these efforts are appreciated and recognized in our country, it makes me blissful. I feel motivated and inspired. I am delighted that in India scholars are appreciated for their diligent work.
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