This award was instituted in 1991 by Alumni Association of the Institute This award is given every year – each for Science and Engineering. All the faculty of the Institute are eligible to be nominated – The members of the Senate being the nominators. This award carries a cash prize of Rs.20,000/- each with a certificate.
- To recognize excellence in research- through research guidance, publications (individual as well as joint), establishing research groups.
- Contributions to Industry and R&D work resulting in patent for commercialization;
- Establishing new schools for research, special research groups in specialized areas, innovative programmes of research.