Researcher receives teaching award for third year running

Professor Ramesh Rajan

For the third year running Professor Ramesh Rajan from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute has been recognised for his outstanding teaching methods. At the recent Monash Student Association (MSA) Teaching Awards evening Professor Rajan received the Innovation in Teaching Award.

The student-led event acknowledged exceptional educators from Monash University, selected from hundreds of lecturers and tutors nominated by their students.

Professor Rajan was nominated for his work to make assessments more student-friendly. In their nominations, many students described Professor Rajan’s engaging teaching style and sense of humour.

This year marks the third year running that Professor Rajan has received an award at the MSA Teaching Awards – each year since the awards’ inception in 2014. He received the Innovation in Teaching Award in 2014 and 2016, and the Above and Beyond Teaching Award in 2015.

Award winners are chosen based on both the number and quality of the students’ nominations.

The MSA Teaching Awards have been awarded annually since 2014 to outstanding teaching staff at Monash University, as chosen by students.