The thesis of our student Akshansh Mishra, guided by Prof Anand Khatri of AIT-SAP was selected and awarded by the National Institute of Urban Affairs. Akshansh is a final-year student working on the Reworking Water Connect with ‘Urbanization: Heritage River Fronts of Kanpur’. As a part of the development strategy, he is redesigning the Massacre Ghat where a massacre took place during the First War of Independence in 1857. The student will be awarded Rs 50,000 to pursue his research and as a recognition for his hard work. The director Prof Vivek Sabherwal said that this is a great leap in stepping up academia.