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Distinguished Alumnus Awards

Trophies for the crème de la crème

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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
  • Jaswant Singh Gill Memorial Industrial Safety Excellence Award

Awardees

Awardees of the year 2022
BATCH BRANCH CATEGORY DESIGNATION NAME
1970 Petroleum Engineering Nagendra Kumar Memorial Award-2021 Shri Pradip K. Gangopadhyay
1967 Petroleum Engineering Entrepreneurship Award-2021 Founder President, Magnum Producing, LP, Texas, USA Shri Avinash C. Ahuja
1980 Petroleum Engineering Research & Academic Excellence Award-2021 Chevron Fellow and Senior Principal Simulation Engineer Chevron Technical Center, Houston, TX, USA Dr. Anil Ambastha
1983 Mining Engineering Bhaskar Bhattacharjee Memorial Award-2021 Former Director (Technical), Coal India Limited Shri Binay Dayal
2011 Mechanical Engineering Young Achiever Award-2021 Co-founder and Director, DeHaat Shri Adarsh Srivastava
2007 Petroleum Engineering Director’s Award for Contribution to the Society-2021 Founder & CEO, Srijan Ek Soch Shri Prabhat Saxena
1963 Mining Engineering Jaswant Singh Gill Memorial Industrial Safety Excellence Award-2021 Former Director General of Mines Safety Directorate General of Mines Safety, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India Shri Ashok Kumar Rudra
Awardees of the year 2021
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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
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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
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- - 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
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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
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1960 Mining Engineering INSERT VALUES Shri Surendra Nath Padhi
1975 Mining Engineering INSERT VALUES Shri Ranjan Kumar Saha
Awardees of the year 2013
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- - CMD, BCCL, Koyla Bhawan, Dhanbad Shri Tapas Kumar Lahiry
- - - Shri Nitya Nand Gautam
Awardees of the year 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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