Academic Excellence Awards

 
 

 

Academic Excellence Awards

The Institute recognizes the academic achievements of its students in the form of several academic excellence awards. These academic excellence awards are given at the end of each academic year based on the performance of the student in the previous academic year.
Academic Excellence Awards are given to meritorious students of IIT Kanpur having a CPI of 8.5 and above in the previous academic year. Here CPI of the previous academic year (API) is computed solely for the previous academic year. Previous academic year includes summer courses of the previous academic year.  A student who has failed in one or more courses in the last two regular semesters; or registers in a semester beyond the normal residency requirement is not eligible to receive the award. The total credits taken by the student in the previous academic year (as per the APEC report) should be greater than or equal to the number of minimum credits recommended by the department as per the course template for the previous academic year. The awards consist of a certificate of academic excellence and are given as follows.

  1. Top 10% students of the first year UG batch are given the award based on their CPI at the end of 1st semester.

  2. Top 10% students of each of the 2nd and 3rd year UG batches are given the award based on their past year API.

  3. For the 4th year UG students in 4-year or 5-year programs (combined), the top 10% of each department are given the award based on their past year API.

  4. For the 5th year UG students in 5-year program, the top 10% of each department are given the award based on their past year API. This award is to be given by the parent department.

  5. For the M. Tech., MBA, M. Des., MS by Research and M.Sc. (2 year) program students, the top 10% of each department are given the award based on their past year API.

  6. In addition, two global lists of students in the final year UG programs (one for 4-year program and one for 5-year program) are prepared after removing those students that have already received the award as per the departmental lists. Top 10% in each of the two global lists are also given the award subject to the minimum API criterion of 8.5. This award is to be given by the parent department for the 5-year program students.

  7. This award shall not be given for any department having student strength of less than five.

 

List of Academic Excellence Awards

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AWARDS/
PRIZES

CRITERIA

     1

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Institute recognizes the academic achievements of its students in the form of several academic excellence awards. These academic excellence awards are given at the end of each academic year based on the performance of the student in the previous academic year.
Academic Excellence Awards are given to meritorious students of IIT Kanpur having a CPI of 8.5 and above in the previous academic year. Here CPI of the previous academic year (API) is computed solely for the previous academic year. Previous academic year includes summer courses of the previous academic year.  A student who has failed in one or more courses in the last two regular semesters; or registers in a semester beyond the normal residency requirement is not eligible to receive the award. The total credits taken by the student in the previous academic year (as per the APEC report) should be greater than or equal to the number of minimum credits recommended by the department as per the course template for the previous academic year. The awards consist of a certificate of academic excellence and are given as follows.

  1. Top 10% students of the first year UG batch are given the award based on their CPI at the end of 1st semester.

  2. Top 10% students of each of the 2nd and 3rd year UG batches are given the award based on their past year API.

  3. For the 4th year UG students in 4-year or 5-year programs (combined), the top 10% of each department are given the award based on their past year API.

  4. For the 5th year UG students in 5-year program, the top 10% of each department are given the award based on their past year API. This award is to be given by the parent department.

  5. For the M. Tech., MBA, M. Des., MS by Research and M.Sc. (2 year) program students, the top 10% of each department are given the award based on their past year API.

  6. In addition, two global lists of students in the final year UG programs (one for 4-year program and one for 5-year program) are prepared after removing those students that have already received the award as per the departmental lists. Top 10% in each of the two global lists are also given the award subject to the minimum API criterion of 8.5. This award is to be given by the parent department for the 5-year program students.

  7. This award shall not be given for any department having student strength of less than five.

     2

Amit Saxena Memorial Award

The best 4th year UG student of EE department having the highest CPI in the courses related to electronics circuits.  The performance in the UG part as defined in the EE department template is to be considered for the 5-year program students.  Name to be recommended by the EE department.

     3

Ajai Agarwal Memorial Prize

The best 4th year UG student of Chemical Engineering department having the highest CPI at the end of 3rd year.  The performance in the UG part as defined in the Chemical Engineering department template at the end of 3rd year is to be considered for the 5-year program students.  Name to be recommended by the Chemical Engineering department.

     4

Dr. R. C.  Srivastava Memorial Scholarship

The best 2nd year student in the M.Sc. (2-year) program of the Mathematics and Statistics department having the highest CPI at the end of 1st year.  Name to be recommended by the Mathematics and Statistics department.

     5

Lalit Narain Das Memorial Scholarship

The best 4th year UG student in the EE department having the highest CPI at the end of 3rd year.  The performance in the UG part as defined in the EE department template at the end of 3rd year is to be considered for the 5-year program students.  Name to be recommended by the EE department.

     6

Sridhar Memorial Prize

The best 4th year UG student in the EE department having the highest CPI at the end of 3rd year.  The performance in the UG part as defined in the EE department template at the end of 3rd year is to be considered for the 5-year program students.  Name to be recommended by the EE department.

     7

Dr. Sangeeta Goel Memorial Award

First year UG girl student having the highest JEE-AIR.

     8

Dr. V. Rajaraman Scholarship

The best 4th year UG student in the CSE department having the highest CPI at the end of 3rd year.  The performance in the UG part as defined in the CSE department template at the end of 3rd year is to be considered for the 5-year program students.  Name to be recommended by the CSE department.

     9

O. P. Bajaj Memorial Award

The best 4th year UG student in the ME department having the highest CPI at the end of 3rd year.  The performance in the UG part as defined in the ME department template at the end of 3rd year is to be considered for the 5-year program students.  Name to be recommended by the ME department.

     10

Swastika Dwivedi "Gargi Award"; Kritika Dwivedi "Maitreyi Award"; Anamika Dwivedi "Lilavati Award"

The best 4th year UG female student of any engineering department having the highest CPI at the end of 3rd year.  The performance in the UG part as defined in the department template at the end of 3rd year is to be considered for the 5-year program students.  Names to be recommended by the departments.  Three awards.

     11

N. Balakrishnan Award in Statistics

For the best final year M.Sc. (2-year) statistics student.  Name to be recommended by the Mathematics and Statistics department.

     12

Jayesh Memorial Award

The 4th year UG student or a group of students of the ME department having the best performance in a UG project.  The UG project work must have been carried out over at-least two regular semesters to be eligible for the award.  The UGPs should be UGP-2 and UGP-3 and not the extra credit courses (UGP-1 and UGP-4).  Name(s) to be recommended by the ME department.

     13

P. K. Subbulakshmi Memorial Award

The best female student of M.Sc. (2-year) Physics and M. Tech. programs in MSE/MSP having the highest CPI at the end of 1st year.  Names recommended by the department/IDP.

     14

J. N. Kapur Prize

All M.Sc. (2 year), 4-year, and 5-year UG program students who secured at least one A-grade in Mathematics Department course and have a CPI greater than 7.5 are eligible for the prize.  The Mathematics and Statistics department will constitute a committee to decide this prize.  The committee may conduct a written test, use merit, and/or interview the candidates to select the prize winners.
* See detailed criteria in file.