IIT KGP to institute multiple Faulty Chairs & Awards for Academic Excellence

IIT Kharagpur will be recognizing faculty excellence at all levels of the career path of a teacher and staff in the Institute by endowing regular faculty members through Chair Professorship Awards and Faculty Excellence Awards and regular non-faculty staff members with Staff Excellence Awards.

The Institute will shortly be announcing 6 Chair Professor Awards for full Professors for a 3 year term which may be renewed once. The award amount will be Rs 25,000/- per month over and above the salary. Also 18 Faculty Excellence Awards are being instituted for the amount of Rs 15,000/- per month. The awards will be given to 6 faculty members at Associate Professor level, 6 at Assistant Professor (who have completed 3 years) and 6 at Assistant Professor (who have not completed 3 years) for a 2 / 3 year term depending upon cases. Such awards are a good way to recognize contributions of young and mid-level faculty in academics and research. The award amount will be in addition to sal