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.
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.