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IIT (ISM)'s most coveted honour

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About the Award

Basant Samman is one of the most coveted awards of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad that is presented on the occasion of Basant, the Annual Alumni Reunion of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad which celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the alumni.

The award is conferred 'in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour which has brought glory to the nation and made the institute proud'. The recipients of the award are alumni and professors of the college. Previous awardees of this award include the likes of Dr. Vijay Prasad Dimri (Padma Shree Awardee in 2010) and Shree S. Narsingh Rao (Principal Secretary to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao).

Previous Awardees

Awardees of the year 2021
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1964 Mining Engineering from Government College of Engg. And Technology, Raipur (M.P) Former Faculty, Department of Mining Engineering, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad Former Director, National Institute of Rock Mechanics, KGF Prof. R.N. Gupta
Awardees of the year 2020
BATCH BRANCH CATEGORY DESIGNATION NAME
- - - - -
Awardees of the year 2019
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Former HOD, Department of Electronics Engineering, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad Prof. Dinesh Chandra
- - Former Director, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad Prof. S.N. Mukherjee
Awardees of the year 2018
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - CEO and Whole Time-Director, Hindustan Zinc Limited Mr. Sunil Duggal
- - Director (Exploration), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Mr. Ajay Kumar Dwivedi
- - Former Faculty, Department of Mining Engineering, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. V.K. Srivastava
- - Former professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. L.N. Upadhyay
Awardees of the year 2017
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Outstanding Sports Personality and Entrepreneur Late VS Rangarajan
- - Chairman and Managing Director, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Shri Dinesh K Sarraf
- - Ex HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. D.K. Mittra
Awardees of the year 2016
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Coal India Limited Shri Suthirtha Bhattacharya
1963 Mining Engineering Formerly Chairman cum-managing Director, National Mineral Development Corporation Shri P.R. Tripathi
- - Formerly Professor and HOD, Department of Mining Engineering, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Professor S.B Srivastava
- - Former Professor and HOD of Dept of Mining Machinery and Formerly Acting Director, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Professor A. Chattopadhyay
Awardees of the year 2015
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1978 Ph. D Applied Mathematics Professor, RamKrishna Mission College Dr. B.K. Kar
1962 Petroleum Engineering Former Professor, Petroleum Engineering, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. Birandra Prasad Pandey
1961 Mining Engineering Former Professor, Mining Engineering, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. Nalin Kumar Patnaik
- Ph.D., DIC Former Professor and HOD, Applied Geology, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. Dhrubajyoti Mukhopadhyay
1966 Petroleum Engineering Senior Advisor to the Chairman, RIL and Observer Research Foundation Shri Atul Chandra
Awardees of the year 2014
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Former Professor and HOD, Applied Maths, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof Sukhendu Dey
1964 Mining Engineering Former Director, CMRI (Presently CIMFR) Prof D.D. Mishra
1978 Ph. D, Applied Geophysics Padma Shree and Former Director, NGRI Dr. V.P Dimri
1976 Petroleum Engineering Director, Oil India Limited Mr. B.N. Talukdar
- - Director (HR-IR), Coal India Limited Mr. R. Mohan Das
Awardees of the year 2013
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1963 Applied Geophysics Former Director, National Geophysical Research Institute Prof Harsh Gupta
- - Former Director, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Dr. Dalim Kumar Paul
- - Former IAS, Former Chairman SCCL, Present Chairman, Coal India Limited Shri S. Narsing Rao
- - Chairman, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Shri Sudhir Vasudeva
1960 Mining Engineering Former Tata Steel, Former President, Federation of Indian Mineral Industries Shri David Pichamuthu
Awardees of the year 2012
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1961 Mining Engineering Former Professor and HOD Mining Engineering Department, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof Shanti Perkash Ahuja
1962 Mining Engineering Emeritus Professor, Pennstate University USA Prof. Raja V Ramani
1962 Mining Engineering Former and HOD Mining Engineering Department, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. (Late) Basant Kumar Kejriwal
- - Former Professor and HOD Applied Physics Department, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. Amritlal Ramrakhamal
1974 Mining Engineering Former Chairman, Coal India Limited Shri Nirmal Chandra Jha
Awardees of the year 2011
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Former Director, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. Bimalendu Bhusan Bhattacharya
1964 Mining Engineering Former Director, HZL, HGM, RSMDC Shri Bimal Kishore Prasad Sinha
1976 Mining Engineering Whole Time Director Electro Steel and Former GM, Tata Steel Shri Rama Shankar Singh
Awardees of the year 2010
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Retired Prof. Applied Geology Department, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. K.S.V Ram
1954 Mining Engineering Former DGMS Shri V.C. Varma
Awardees of the year 2009
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Retired Professor, Mining Machinery Department, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof C.R. Chidambara Rao
- - Former Physical Training Superintendent, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Shri Ranjeet Singh
1948 Mining Engineering Former CMD-BCCL, ECL, BSMDC Shri Chandra Shekhar Jha
1946 Mining Engineering Former CMD CIL and Vice President Tata Steel Shri Ram Nath Sharma
Awardees of the year 2008
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Retired Prof. Applied Mathematics Department Prof. K.R Nag
1959 Mining Engineering Retired Prof. and HOD Mining Engg. Department Prof. Bijoy Kumar Majumdar
- - Retired Prof. Petroleum Engg. Department Prof. N.V.R Subrahmanyam
1965 Mining Engineering Former DG DGMS Ravindra Sharma
Awardees of the year 2007
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1947 Mining Engineering - Shri Biren Mukerjee
1965 Mining Engineering - Shri S.N.Sharma
- - Retired Prof. Geology and Petroleum Department, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. O.P.Varma
- - Retired Prof. Fuel Engg. Department Prof. T.C. Rao
1956 Mining Engineering Retired Prof. & Former Director, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof A.K. Ghose
Awardees of the year 2006
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Retired Prof. Geology Department, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Prof. D.Chandra
- - Retired Prof. Mining Engg, Centre of Mining Environment & Former Director ISM Prof S.P. Bannerjee
- - Retired Prof. Mining Engg. Department Prof. R.R. Khanna
- - Retired Prof. Geophysics Department Prof R.K. Verma
Awardees of the year 2004
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Retired Prof. Mining Engg. Department Prof. P.R. Prasad