Alma mater celebrates Nobel winner's feat


Students and science faculty members at MSU burst crackers and distributed sweets as news came in of Ramakrishnan, along with US’ Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath of Israel, winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Retired Professor R C Shah, under whom Ramakrishnan studied, said he was very happy that his student has brought laurel to the faculty, university and country by winning the Nobel Prize.

“It is for the first time that a university student has won the grand Nobel prize”, Dean of the science faculty, Professor Nikhil Desai said.

Prof N D Singh of Physics department recalled Ramakrishnan had visited the faculty on January 31, 2005, to deliver a lecture on ‘Bio-physical approaches in deciphering the structure of biological macro-molecules and macro molecular complexes’.

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