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About the Award

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad appreciates the tremendous efforts and professional achievements of its alumni through the Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA) for their outstanding work in the industry, academia, and research ever since. The nominations are submitted by the past DAA awardees, Senate members and Alumni Chapters through their Presidents. The awardees are finally selected by a committee, chaired by the Director.

Selection Process

Nominations are shortlisted by a Screening Committee (SC) constituted with the approval of the Director. Shortlisted nominations are peer-reviewed by the Standing Committee normally comprises the Director as the Chairman while the members of the committee consist of the Dean (IRAA), President/Vice-President (ISMAA), 1-2 past awardees of DAA, Associate Dean (IRAA), Student Senate Representative (Alumni Affairs) along with 1-2 external experts. The Standing Committee will make final recommendations to the Senate for approval of DAAs under different sub-categories.

Any person who has received a degree from the Institute is eligible to be considered for the Award, except an alumnus/alumna who is presently serving IIT (ISM) as an employee.

Categories

  • Young Achievers Award
  • Entrepreneurship Award
  • Research and Academic Excellence Award
  • Bhaskar Bhattacharjee Memorial Award
  • Nagendra Kumar Memorial Award
  • Director’s Award for Service to the Society

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARDS(2021)

Any person who has received a degree from the Institute is eligible to be considered for the Award, except an alumnus/alumna who is presently serving IIT (ISM) as an employee.
  • Young Achievers Award: This award is to be given to the individual who has shown outstanding achievements in their chosen field of work and is preferably below 40 years of age.
  • Entrepreneurship Award: This award is to be given to the individual who has shown outstanding achievements in entrepreneurship, business, and management fields. Award nominees will be evaluated against four main criteria:
    1. Demonstrated excellence in their fields.
    2. Demonstrated innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship.
    3. Demonstrated significant impact or contributions in their relevant fields.
    4. Capacity for innovation to contribute to a better society and economy of the country.
  • Research and Academic Excellence Award: This award is to be given to the individual who has achieved outstanding feats in the fields of Research and Academics. Due to their ongoing efforts and contributions to science and technology, the Institute recognizes their role in building a better tomorrow. The selection criteria for this awards shall include a reasonable combination of, but are not restricted to, the criteria below:
    1. A sustained record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals, research monographs, and/or research-oriented texts.
    2. Publication awards or other forms of honorary recognitions.
    3. Publications by others in the field that make substantial use of the nominee’s publications.
    4. Patterns of citation of the nominee’s work that make it clear that the work has had a substantial positive impact on the field.
    5. Grants and fellowships received over the course of the nominee’s career.
    6. Patents awarded
    7. Work that has had an influence beyond academia - this might include influences of the nominee’s work on such areas as public policy or professional/governmental/educational practices.
  • Bhaskar Bhattacharjee Memorial Award: This award recognizes excellence and work ethic of individuals in Mining and Mineral sectors, who are trying to achieve the high standards set by Late Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, the then Director-General of the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) and one of our distinguished alumnus. He drove innovation in professional staff contributions and fulfilled the goals, values, and mission of his organization. The award is to be conferred on the individuals who have given outstanding service to Mining and Mineral sectors, displayed outstanding teamwork and have exhibited the values to which IIT (ISM) Dhanbad aspires towards. The selection criteria for these awards shall include a reasonable combination of, but are not restricted to, the criteria below:
    1. Outstanding service to Mining and Mineral Sector which include: maintaining a consistently high quality of service to the work environment; effective stakeholder management; resolving a client issue or situation; inspiring others and serving as a role model with their actions, attitude, and behavior.
    2. Excellence in process improvement and/or innovation which include: taking a proactive and innovative approach toward finding solutions to business and workplace challenges.
    3. Exceptional leadership and/or vision.
    4. Exceptional teamwork or team contribution.
    5. Exemplary achievement in accomplishing a major task or project.
    6. Involvement beyond employment responsibilities.
  • Nagendra Kumar Memorial Award: This award recognizes the contributions of individuals who, with the knowledge and opportunities provided by the institute have achieved outstanding feats in their career but also have contributed to the alma mater. This contribution shall be significant and the opportunities so generated shall lead to the betterment of the college.
  • Director’s Award for Service to the Society:This award recognizes the contributions of the individual towards the betterment of society and the solving of socially oriented problems. Contributions should emphasize the awardee's concern for the common good, willingness to give time and comfort, and the ability to draw together varied resources to solve problems, rather than technical competence.
  • Jaswant Singh Gill Memorial Industrial Safety Excellence Award :
    Late Jaswant Sing Gill, an alumnus of 1965 batch of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, was a Braveheart Mining Engineer, who saved lives of 65 trapped miners due to inundation in the underground mine of Mahavir Colliery at Eastern Coalfields Limited on 13 November 1989. Shri Gill was a rescue trained person and designed a 2.5 m slim steel rescue capsule to pull the trapped miners out within a short period through a well-drilled precisely connecting the underground location of trapped miners from the surface. Shri Gill, as the additional chief engineer of the mine, volunteered himself to bring the miners back and went inside the inundated mine through drilled well and rescued the trapped miners in very adverse conditions.
    In recognition of his exemplary presence of mind and courage in saving the lives of miners in the Mining Industry, this award will be given in due recognition to an individual or team who has made a significant contribution towards the development of innovative processes and technologies for the improvement in workplace safety.
    The committee will review the following noteworthy accomplishments for the selection of the awardee from the available nomination:
    1. Evidence of Improving safety at the Workplace by an innovative process with an aim toward achieving a zero-accident potential in the associated Industry.
    2. Development of technology leading to significant improvement in workplace safety with a piece of evidence and justification on how the technology has resulted in a safe Workplace.
    3. The innovative process/technology development should be defined appropriately by the nominee supported with layout/drawing, and technical details.
    4. Safety track record of the organization for at least two years post-implementation of process/technology.
    5. At least one concise, descriptive letter of support that addresses innovative process/technology development aiming towards zero accident potential in the associated Industry.
Nominations shall be shortlisted by a Screening Committee (SC) to be constituted with the approval of the Director. Shortlisted nominations shall be peer-reviewed by the Standing Committee normally comprise Director as the Chairman, Dean (IRAA), President/Vice- President (ISMAA), One/Two past awardees of DAA, Associate Dean (IRAA), Student Senate Representative (AA), as members with one/two external experts. The Standing Committee will make final recommendations to the Senate for approval of DAAs under different sub-categories.
For Jaswant Singh Gill Memorial Industrial Safety Award, the standing committee will comprise of Director as Chairman, Dean (R&D) / Dean (IRAA), President (ISMAANA), Associate Dean (AA), as members along with tow experts from industry nominated by the Director.

NOMINATION FORM FOR THE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARDS(2021)

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Previous Awardees

Awardees of the year 2021
BATCH BRANCH CATEGORY DESIGNATION NAME
2003 Electronics Engineering Young Achievers Award Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway; Tromsø, Norway. Prof. Krishna Agarwal
2007 Mining Engineering Entrepreneurship Award Co-Founder and CEO, MyPetrolPump Shri Ashish Gupta
1962 Petroleum Engineering Nagendra Kumar Memorial Award Former Chief Engineer, Unocal Geothermal Corporation, California, USA Dr. Mohinder Gulati
1970 Applied Geophysics Academic & Research Excellence Award Partner at Texas Oil Production LLC., Elected Life Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Member of the SEG Distinguished Lecture Committee, Research Committee, and Global Affairs Committee. Former Project Manager, Aramco Reservoir Monitoring Shri Shivaji Dasgupta
1992 Mining Engineering Bhaskar Bhattacharjee Memorial Award Managing Director, Alfa Laval India Private Limited Shri Subhasis Das
1989 Mining Machinery Engineering Director’s Award for Contribution to the Society Managing Director and CEO at National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Dr. Manish Kumar
Awardees of the year 2020
BATCH BRANCH CATEGORY DESIGNATION NAME
2008 Electronics Engineering Young Achievers Award Assistant Professor, MIT; AT&T Career Development Chair Professor, MIT Media Arts & Science; Founder and Director of Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research lab Prof. Deblina Sarkar
1968 Mining Engineering Entrepreneurship Award Chairman & Managing Director, Premier Explosives Limited Dr. A.N. Gupta
1982 Petroleum Engineering Research and Academic Excellence Award Associate Department Head, Regents Professor, University Distinguished Professor and holder of L. F. Peterson ‘36 Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA Prof. Akhil Datta-Gupta
1989 Mineral Engineering Bhaskar Bhattacharjee Memorial Award Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Hindustan Zinc (HZL), Vedanta Resources, Udaipur Dr. Barun Gorain
1967 Petroleum Engineering Nagendra Kumar Memorial Award Formerly Senior Petroleum Consultant, Energy Analysts International, Denver, USA Shri Dipak K. Sarkar
2003 Petroleum Engineering Director's Award for service to the Society IPS, Superintendent of Police, National Investigation Agency (NIA) Shri Amresh Kumar Mishra
Awardees of the year 2019
BATCH BRANCH CATEGORY DESIGNATION NAME
- - Young Achievers Award COO, Paytm Mall Mr. Amit Sinha
- - Entrepreneurship Award President, Omimex Resources Inc., Texas, U.S.A Shri Naresh Vashisht
- - Research and Academic Excellence Award Professor and Chair, Earth and Climate Science, IISER Pune Prof. Shyam S. Rai
- - Bhaskar Bhattacharjee Memorial Award Formerly Dy. Director – General, DGMS Dhanbad Shri T. K. Mozumdar
- - Nagendra Kumar Memorial Award Formerly Development Manager, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Dr. K V K Prasad
- - Director's Award for service to the Society Principal Secretary, Govt. of MP Shri Ashok Kumar Barnwal
Awardees of the year 2018
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Director-General of Mines Safety, Directorate General of Mines Safety Mr. P.K. Sarkar
- - Chairman, Coal India Limited and Chairman cum Managing Director, Central Coalfields Limited Mr. Gopal Singh
- - Formerly, CMD CMPDI & Professor(Rajiv Gandhi Chair), ESE Prof. A.K. Singh
- - Senior Principal, Scientist & Head Seismic Group, CSIR Dr. Kalachand Sain
- - IAS, Special commissioner to the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh Mr. Rajat Bhargava
- - Founder IFTC, LLC, NJ, USA Prof. Mihir K. Sinha
- - Formerly Chairman cum Managing Director, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited Prof. Om Prakash
Awardees of the year 2017
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Director-General of Mines Safety, Directorate General of Mines Safety Shri Rahul Guha
- - Chairman cum Managing Director, Northern Coalfields Limited Shri Tapas Kumar Nag
- - ED & Head IRS Ahmedabad, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Shri Siddhartha Sur
- - IAS, Secretary to the Chief Minister, Secretary, Department of Industries, Mines and Geology, IT, Government of Jharkhand Shri Sunil Kumar Baranwal
- - Regional Head South Asia, Schlumberger Asia Services Limited Shri Sujit Kumar
- - Chairman cum Managing Director, Oil India Limited Shri Utpal Bora
- - Director Technical, National Mineral Development Corporation Limited Dr. N.K. Nanda
Awardees of the year 2016
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - Formerly Vice-President & Global Advisor, Chevron Energy Technology Co., Louisiana, U.S.A Dr. Ganesh C. Thakur
- - Managing Director & C.E.O, ONGC Videsh Limited Shri Narendra K. Verma
Awardees of the year 2015
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1980 Mining Engineering CMD, Coal India Africans Limitada, subsidiary of CIL Shri Nagendra Kumar
1979 M.Sc. Applied Geophysics Director of EDGER Forum Prof. Mrinal K. Sen
1982 Petroleum Engineering Director (Technology & Field Services) of ONGC Shri Shashi Shanker
Awardees of the year 2014
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1960 Mining Engineering INSERT VALUES Shri Surendra Nath Padhi
1975 Mining Engineering INSERT VALUES Shri Ranjan Kumar Saha
Awardees of the year 2013
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- - CMD, BCCL, Koyla Bhawan, Dhanbad Shri Tapas Kumar Lahiry
- - - Shri Nitya Nand Gautam
Awardees of the year 2012
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1971 Mining Engineering Former Director General, DGMS, Dhanbad Shri Surinder Jit Sibal
1973 Petroleum Engineering Chairman, Oil India Limited Shri Nayan Mani Borah
Awardees of the year 2011
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1958 Mining Engineering Former CMD-BCCL and present Managing Director of the Aryan group ( Coal Washeries, Equipment for Washeries, Thermal Power Plant, Wind Power, Sponge Iron and Steel) Shri Ganesh Chandra Mrig
1964 Petroleum Engineering Former ONGC and at present he is in SMP Petromineral Enterprises Ltd. Shri S.K. Jha
Awardees of the year 2010
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1952 Applied Geology and Mining Professor, IIT Kharagpur, National Mineral Awardee 1972 Prof. G.B. Misra
1955 Mining Engineering Former Chairman of NLC & CIL, Padma Bhushan Awardee Shri G.L. Tandon
Awardees of the year 2009
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1963 Applied Geophysics Padma Shree Awardee and Raja Ramanna Fellow at the National Geophysical Research Institute (N.G.R.I.), Hyderabad, India Prof. Harsh Gupta
1972 Petroleum Engineering Director Offshore (ONGC) Shri Niladri Kumar Mitra
Awardees of the year 2008
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
1956 Mining Engineering Chairman and Managing Director of Diamond & Gem Development Corporation Limited Shri Sharma Nand Sharma
1972 Mining Engineering Chairman and Managing Director, Uranium Corporation of India Limited Shri Ramendra Gupta
Awardees of the year 2007
BATCH BRANCH DESIGNATION NAME
- Mining Engineering Former Director, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad Prof. G.S. Marwaha
- Mining Engineering - Shri Prabhakar Ram Tripathi