Last date extended till 31st March to receive nominations for Distinguished Alumnus Awards 2019

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur recognizes the professional achievements and contribution of its alumni through the Distinguished Alumnus Award (DAA) each year on the Annual Convocation Day.  

Any person who has received a degree from the Institute is eligible to be considered for Distinguished Alumnus Award, except in the following cases:

A.  An alumnus/alumna, who is an employee of IIT Kharagpur, shall not be eligible for the award during his/her service period except when he/she has accomplished truly outstanding achievement of highest order recognized widely. 
B.  Alumni who have been awarded D.Sc (Honoris Causa) and or Life Fellow Award of the Institute will also be considered as Distinguished Alumnus Awardees of the Institute.
C.  An alumnus/alumna who has already received Distinguished Service Award or Young Alumni Achiever Award may only be considered for Distinguished Alumnus Award after a period of 5 years from the date of receipt of the former.

Criteria for nominees:
An individual, to be nominated for this Distinguished Alumnus Award, should have made a significant professional contribution which is recognized widely. The following, among possible other criteria, shall be considered while assessing the nominations:

•    Positions Held 
•    Contributions to his/her profession
•    Awards and Honours Received 
•    Other contributions

Criteria for proposer/seconder:
Nominations in prescribed format may be submitted by

  • Past Distinguished Alumnus Awardees
  • Senate Members
  • Life Fellows
  • Alumni Foundations / Associations through their Presidents.

Self-nomination will not be entertained.

Click to download the nomination form

How to nominate: 
Nominations must reach the Dean of Alumni Affairs latest by 15th March 2019, Friday at
Dean, Alumni Affairs
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur, India - 721302

Electronic copies of the nomination papers should also be submitted by email to with the subject line 'DAA 2019 Nomination'. It may not be possible to consider nominations received after this date for the current year. However, those will be carried forward for consideration in the future.

Process for Selection
Nominations shall be shortlisted by a Screening Committee (SC) chaired by the Dean (AA) to be constituted with the approval of the Director. The SC will make a panel of such reviewers for the purpose. Shortlisted nominations shall be peer reviewed. Based on the recommendations of the peer reviewers, the SC will make a recommendation for consideration of the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee will normally comprise Director as the Chairman, Deputy Director, Dean (AA), Dean (F) as members and 2 (two) External Experts. The Committee will follow the guidelines of DAA selection considering all eligible nominations and their recommendations of the peer reviewers as well as the recommendation of the Screening Committee and make final recommendations to the Senate and the Board of Governors for approval.