Meet the Distinguished Alumnus Awardees 2017



Prof. Rajeev Alur (BT/CSE/87)


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(Professor, Univ. of Pennsylvania)

(Academic Excellence)

 


Mr. Rahul Gautam (BT/CHE/75)


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(MD, Sheela Foam)

(Entrepreneurial Excellence)


Prof. Sangram Mudali (BT/ME/85)


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(Director, NIST)

(Service of the Society at Large)


Ms. Anjali Joshi (BT/EE/81)


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(Vice President, Google)

(Professional & Management Excellence)


Prof. Anil K. Jain (BT/EE/69)


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(Professor, Michigan University)

(Academic Excellence)

 



About the Award

The Distinguished Alumnus Award (DAA) is the highest award given by IIT Kanpur to its alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Every year, the institute works with its alumni to honour individuals who have made a mark in their respective fields of expertise. They are selected for the award based on specific meritorious services on behalf of the quality and advancement of IITK, distinguished accomplishments in business and professional life and/or distinguished human service in community affairs.

Nominations can be made for outstanding achievements in various pursuits under the following categories:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Professional Excellence
  • Entrepreneurship and Management
  • Any other activity pertaining to the service of Humanity at large.

Evaluation Committee

The evaluation committee for the award, as approved by the board of governors of IIT Kanpur, comprises of:

  • Director IITK as Chairman
  • One Past Distinguished Alumnus Awardee (Entrepreneurship Excellence) as Member
  • One Past Distinguished Alumnus Awardee (Management Excellence) as Member
  • One Past Distinguished Alumnus Awardee (Professional Excellence) as Member
  • One Past Distinguished Alumnus Awardee (Academic Excellence) as Member
  • Dean of Students Affairs as Member
  • Dean of Resources and Alumni as Member
  • One (non-alumnus) Faculty Member of the IIT Kanpur
  • Secretary, Alumni Association as Member Secretary

Previous year awardees


2016


 

Mr. Arvind Pradhan (BT/ME/74)


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(CEO, Camaco LLC)

(Entrepreneurial Excellence)


Prof. Anurag Kumar (BT/EE/77)


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(Director, IISc)

(Academic Excellence)


Mr. Prabhat Singh (BT/CE/80)


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(CEO & MD, Petronet LNG)

(Professional Excellence)


Mr. R. S. Sharma (MSC/MTH/77)


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(Secretary, Deity)

(Management Excellence)

 
         
 

Prof. S. K. Lele (BT/ME/80)


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(Professor, Stanford University)

(Academic Excellence)


Mr. V. Agarwal (BT/EE/66)


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(Founder & CMD, TA Ltd.)

(Entrepreneurial Excellence)


Prof. U. B. Desai (BT/EE/74)


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(Director, IIT Hyderabad)

(Academic Excellence)

 


2015


 

Mr. Dheeraj Pandey (BT/CSE/77)


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(CEO, Nutanix)

(Entrepreneurial Excellence)


Prof. S.N. Minwalla(MSC/PHY/95)


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(Professor, TIFR)

(Academic Excellence)


Prof. T. Venkatesan (MSC/PHY/71)


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(Director, NUSNNI)

(Academic Excellence)


Prof. V. Sahajwalla (BT/MME/86)


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(Scientia Professor, UNSW)

(Academic Excellence)

 
         
 

Mr. Yadupati Singhania (BT/CE/77)


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(MD, J. K. Cement ltd.)

(Entrepreneurial Excellence)

 

Mr. Sudhir Prasad (BT/ME/79)


(IAS, Jharkhand Govt.)

(Management excellence)

 

2014


 

Prof. D. D. Sarma (MSC/PHY/77)


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(Founder-Chairman, IACS)
(Academic Excellence)


Prof. Jayadev Misra (BT/EE/69)


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(Professor, University of Texas)
(Academic Excellence)


Prof. Vijay Kumar (BT/ME/83)

 

(Dean, SEAC - Penn Uni.)
(Academic Excellence)

 

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