Nominations invited for Institute Awards

IIT Kharagpur recognizes the professional achievements and contribution of its alumni yearly through 2 awards – Distinguished Alumnus Awards and Young Alumni Achiever Awards.

Nominations for DAA and YAAA 2020 are open and details of the awards are mentioned below. To get more details, log on to the institute website http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/institute-honors

Details of DAA and YAAA 2020

Eligibility – Any person who has received a degree from the Institute is eligible to be considered for Distinguished Alumnus Award, except in the following cases:
A. An alumnus/alumna, who is an employee of IIT Kharagpur, shall not be eligible for the award during his/her service period except when he/she has accomplished truly outstanding achievement of highest order recognized widely.

B. Alumni who have been awarded D.Sc (Honoris Causa) and or Life Fellow Award of the Institute will also be considered as Distinguished Alumnus Awardees of the Institute.

C. An alumnus/alumna who has already received Distinguished Service Award or Young Alumni Achiever Award may only be considered for Distinguished Alumnus Award after a period of 5 years from the date of receipt of the former.

Criteria for nominees – An individual, to be nominated for this Distinguished Alumnus Award, should have made a significant professional contribution which is recognized widely. The following, among possible other criteria, shall be considered while assessing the nominations:

  • Positions held
  • Contributions to his/her profession
  • Awards and Honours Received
  • Other contributions

Criteria for proposer/seconder:
Nominations in prescribed format may be submitted by

  • Past Distinguished Alumnus Awardees
  • Senate Members
  • Life Fellows
  • Alumni Foundations / Associations through their Presidents.

Self-nomination will not be entertained.

Process for Selection – Nominations shall be shortlisted by a Screening Committee (SC) chaired by the Dean (AA) to be constituted with the approval of the Director. The SC will make a panel of such reviewers, preferably amongst past Distinguished Alumnus Awardees, for the purpose. Shortlisted nominations shall be peer reviewed. Based on the recommendations of the peer reviewers, the SC will make a recommendation for consideration of the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee will normally comprise Director as the Chairman, Deputy Director, Dean (AA), Dean (F) as members and 2 (two) External Experts. The Committee will follow the guidelines of DAA selection considering all eligible nominations and their recommendations of the peer reviewers as well as the recommendation of the Screening Committee and make final recommendations to the Senate and the Board of Governors for approval.

The Young Alumni Achiever Award will recognize alumni age 45 or younger who have demonstrated emerging and unique innovation, creativity, and success in his or her chosen career. Selections are based on success in chosen careers; however, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in IIT Kharagpur and opportunity for future involvement may also be considered.

Eligibility – Any person who has received a degree from the Institute is eligible to be considered for the Young Alumni Achiever Award, except in the following cases:
A. An alumnus/alumna should not be more than 45 years of age.
B. An alumnus/alumna, who is an employee of IIT Kharagpur, shall not be eligible for the award during his/her service.

Criteria – The alumnus and alumna selected must meet the following criteria:

  • Excelled early in life and shown potential for continued success.
  • Received recognition as an emerging leader in professional and/or community achievements.
  • Attained increasingly responsible positions within their organization, business or field of work.
  • Received recognition for significant professional contributions, discoveries or creative work through honors, awards and/or media attention.
  • Served as an outstanding young role model for current and future IIT Kharagpur students.

Eligibility Criteria for Proposer/Seconder:
Nomination in prescribed format may be submitted by the past Distinguished Alumnus Awardees, past Young Alumni Achiever Awardees, past Distinguished Service Awardees, Senate Members, Life Fellows, Alumni Foundations/Associations through their President. Self-nomination will not be entertained.

Process for Selection – Nominations shall be shortlisted by a Screening Committee (SC) chaired by the Dean (AA) to be constituted with the approval of the Director. The SC will make a panel of such reviewers, preferably amongst past Distinguished Alumnus Awardees, for the purpose. Shortlisted nominations shall be peer reviewed. Based on the recommendations of the peer reviewers, the SC will make a recommendation for consideration of the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee will normally comprise Director as the Chairman, Deputy Director, Dean (AA), Dean (F) as members and 2 (two) External Experts. The Committee will follow the guidelines of YAAA selection considering all eligible nominations and their recommendations of the peer reviewers as well as the recommendation of the Screening Committee and make final recommendations to the Senate and the Board of Governors for approval.

  • Nominations must reach the Dean of Alumni Affairs latest by 25th April 2020.
  • Last date of submission of below form to Hyderabad Chapter: 18th April 2020.
  • Every chapter Executive Committee is qualified to propose directly to IIT Kharagpur through their President.
  • If there is no chapter in the area of your location, the proposal may be sent to PAN IIT Foundation. You can send the proposal to Mr.Rajah Venkataraman, Foundation Awards Committee at rajv@fortuneconsultants.net. Send a copy of the proposal to itspriyanka@gmail.com
  • If you know someone who is eligible; please fill the form below for us to consider their nomination through Hyderabad Chapter
  • Self-nomination will not be entertained.