It is the Careers360 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award for being the “Most outstanding Researcher” in the field of Decision Sciences during 2015-2017.
The selection is based on a composite score generated by evaluating the academic output in SCOPUS indexed journals for the year 2015-17, citation count and h-index.
The weights for output, citation and h-index are 33.5, 31.6, and 34.9% respectively. This has been arrived at by averaging of differential weights assigned by a postal ballot from top 20 academics of Indian origin from Prof. R A Mashelkar to Prof. Nirmalya Kumar.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs.50,000 and a citation. Hon’ Union Minister of HRD Shri. Prakash Javadekar gave away the awards on the 20th of March 2018 at New Delhi.