Convocation Medals/Awards/Prizes

 
 

 

Convocation Medals/Awards/Prizes

The Institute recognizes the academic achievements of its students in the form of several convocation awards, medals, and prizes that are given to the students at the time of graduation during the convocation ceremony. The various convocation awards, medals, and prizes available for students are listed in the following table along with their criteria. In addition to the criteria mentioned in the table below, the following conditions are applied while deciding the various convocation awards, medals, and prizes. These criteria and conditions were approved in various meetings of the Academic Senate (see the list at the end).

  1. All convocation awards shall be given in the convocation at the end of an academic year i.e. single convocation around June. A student is eligible for award(s) only if s/he is graduating with his/her batch on the convocation day.

  2. The Post Graduate (PG) students admitted in December shall be considered along with students graduating at the end of succeeding semester (May).

  3. For all CPI based awards/medals/prizes, the CPI up to only one digit after decimal shall be considered, which will also be consistent with the format of the transcripts issued by the DOAA office. For breaking the ties, the following may be considered in that order: (a) number of A*'s, (b) number of A's, and (c) credits earned. If still tied, no other/additional effort shall be made to break the tie and the award shall be given to all students having the same CPI or amount split as the case may be.

  4. All convocation awards/medals/prizes based purely on CPI shall be decided by the SSPC using the latest CPI data obtained from the DOAA office rather than seeking nominations from individual departments. For example, President's Gold Medal (PGM), all General Proficiency Medals (GPMs), Dr. Prateek Mishra Memorial Gold Medal, Banco Foundation Prize, Batra Gold Medal, Prof. Vijay Mahajan Award, and Suman Gupta Gold Medal, etc.

  5. The GPM shall be given to the graduating student with the best academic performance (based on CPI) of each program of each department. For example, the department of mathematics and statistics has two 2-year M.Sc. programs: M.Sc.-Mathematics and M.Sc.-Statistics. As such, there shall be two GPMs: one for 2-year M.Sc. program in mathematics and another for 2-year M.Sc. program in statistics.

  6. One student can receive only one scholarship at a time but may receive any number of convocation awards/medals/prizes as s/he deserves. However, in order to encourage more students getting convocation awards/medals/prizes, the following combination of awards shall be avoided to be given to a single student as they have similar criteria:

    a. Director's Gold Medal and Ratan Swarup Memorial Prize

    b. Dr. Prateek Mishra Memorial Gold Medal and GPM (both EE, CPI based)

    c. Banco Foundation Prize and GPM (both ME, CPI based)

    d. Batra Gold Medal and GPM (both MSE, CPI based)

    e. Suman Gupta Gold Medal and GPM (both Math & Stat, CPI based)

    Since the GPM is an Institute award, it shall have higher priority; therefore, the other award may be given to a student with the next highest CPI.

  7. Any student who has received any punishment or disciplinary action by Senate/SSAC of any level including level zero will not be eligible to receive any award/scholarship. Such students should be screened out beforehand and must not be presented to the committee for any consideration.

  8. Any student who has secured an 'F' grade will not be eligible to receive any award other than those based on involvement in community services, art, and cultural activities, etc.

  9. For deciding any award involving UG project work, the project must have been carried out over at-least two regular semesters and duly approved/forwarded by the department. The UGPs for project-based awards should be UGP-2 and UGP-3 and not the extra credit courses (UGP-1 and UGP-4).

  10. A student can receive only one Institute-level convocation award based on project work.

List of Convocation Medals/Awards/Prizes

S.No.

AWARDS/
PRIZES

CRITERIA

1

PRESIDENT'S GOLD MEDAL

Best academic performance among graduating students of all disciplines in the 4-year or 5-year UG programs. The performance in the UG part as defined in the parent department template is to be considered for all 5-year program students. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1.

2

DIRECTOR'S GOLD MEDAL

Outstanding all round achievement and leadership among students graduating in.

  • All 4-year UG programs (1 medal)
  • All 5-year UG programs (1 medal)

3

DR. SHANKER DAYAL SHARMA MEDAL

Best all round M. Tech./MBA/M.Des./M.S. by Research/Ph.D./M.Sc.-PhD dual degree graduating student based on general proficiency including character and conduct and excellence in academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and social service.

4

RATAN SWARUP MEMORIAL PRIZE

Best all rounder among students graduating in all 4-year/5-year programs. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1.

5

CADENCE GOLD MEDAL

CGM1: For the best thesis in 2-year M. Tech./M.S. by Research Programs across all departments.

CGM2: For the best thesis in 5-year programs across all departments.

The CPI of the student shall be 8.5 or above to be eligible for any of the CGMs. For both the medals, the thesis should involve either innovation or treatment of a new technology or substantial improvement upon an existing technology.

6

GENERAL PROFICIENCY MEDAL

Awarded for the best academic performance among graduating students of the 4-year/5-year and 2-year M.Sc. programs in each of the departments. The performance in the UG part as defined in the parent department template is to be considered for all 5-year program students. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1.

7

PROFICIENCY PRIZES/MEDALS

Awarded for the best UG project work done by graduating students in the 4-year/5-year and 2-year M.Sc. programs in each of the departments. The project work must have been carried out over at-least two regular semesters to be eligible for the award. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1. Selection of the best project to be made by individual departments and names to be recommended to SSPC.

8

IITK EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICES

All graduating students with a CPI of not less than 6.5 for UG and 7.5 for PG for outstanding work in various aspects of community services. Five-year program students should satisfy at least one CPI criterion. Four awards.

9

IITK EXCELLENCE IN ART & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

All graduating students with a CPI of not less than 6.5 for UG and 7.5 for PG for outstanding work in various fields of art and cultural activities. Five-year program students should satisfy at least one CPI criterion. Four awards..

10

IITK EXCELLENCE FOR LEADERSHIP IN STUDENT AFFAIRS

All graduating students with a CPI of not less than 6.5 for UG and 7.5 for PG for exemplary work related to all aspects of student governance, hostel management affairs and leadership in organization of events at department/hall/institute level. Five-year program students should satisfy at least one CPI criterion. Four awards.

11

PROF. ADIDAM SAI RANGA SAI GOLD MEDAL

To be awarded for outstanding academic performance in the area of Structural Engineering on the basis of CPI in the course work. For all graduating 2-year M. Tech. students of Civil Engineering department. Name to be recommended by CE department based on the recommendations of a duly constituted committee.

12

CADENCE SILVER MEDAL

To be awarded to the best 2-year M. Tech. graduating student of CSE or EE department. The thesis should involve either innovation or treatment of a new technology or substantial improvement upon an existing technology. The student should not have taken longer than two years to complete the program.

13

IEEE/PEDES' 96 AWARD

For outstanding 2-year M. Tech. graduating student of EE department in the area of Power Electronics and drives. To be selected by the EE department.

14

DR. S.D. BOKIL MEMORIAL MEDAL

Graduating M. Tech student in Environmental Engineering Specialization of Civil Engineering department with the highest CPI in the graduating class. Only those graduating with a CPI of 8.0 or above would be eligible. In case of a tie, two prizes may be awarded and the department of CE may provide the fund for the additional prize. To be selected by the CE department. One or two medals.

15

PROF. VIJAY MAHAJAN AWARD

Graduating MBA student with the highest CPI.

16

MRS. & MR. S.N. MITTAL GOLD MEDAL

Best all rounder among graduating students in M. Tech. or MBA programs of IME department. To be selected by the IME department.

17

SHAILJA SRIVASTAVA AWARD

Meritorious non-doctoral student entering in final year either IME or Maths & Stats. The award will be given to these departments in alternate years.

18

PROF. BALDEVA UPADHYAY GOLD MEDAL

The best graduating student in M. Tech./M.S. by Research programs of the MSE department with thesis in the area of physical metallurgy/material processing. To be selected by the MSE department.

19

PROF. ADIDAM SAI RANGA SAI MEMORIAL MEDAL

Outstanding all round achievement among graduating students in 4-year or 5-year program in the CE department. Special consideration to be given for performance in Engineering Graphics and Mechanics of Solids courses. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1. To be selected by the CE department.

20

BOGINENI CHENCHU RAMA NAIDU GOLD MEDAL

Graduating 2-year M. Tech. student of MSP or MSE department having the highest CPI. In case of a tie in the highest CPI, the award will be given to the youngest one. To be selected by the MSE department.

21

MEHTA M.TECH GOLD MEDAL

The award will be primarily based on the cumulative course performance of the graduating 2-year M. Tech. student in Mechanical Engineering. A student should complete the academic requirements in 4 semesters, and have a CPI of at least 9.5. To be selected by the ME department.

* Please see the criteria in the file.

22

RANJAN KUMAR MEMORIAL AWARD

Best socially relevant project by any graduating student(s). The project work must have been carried out at IIT Kanpur (project done at other organizations during internships are not eligible). In case the best project was carried out by a group of students, the award amount shall be equally divided amongst all graduating students in the group. Any student or faculty of IIT Kanpur can nominate project(s) for this award.

23

SRI BINAY KUMAR SINHA AWARD

For the best UG project of any department that has industrial applicability and partially/completely solves a problem affecting the common people.

* Please see the criteria in the file.

 

24

BANCO FOUNDATION PRIZE

The best academic performance in 4-year/5-year programs of the ME department. The performance in the UG part as defined in the ME department template is to be considered for 5-year program students. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1.

25

BATRA GOLD MEDAL

For the best graduating student of 4-year or 5-year program in the MSE department based on the highest CPI. The performance in the UG part as defined in the MSE department template is to be considered for 5-year program students. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1.

26

SUMAN GUPTA GOLD MEDAL

For the best graduating student of 4-year or 5-year program in the Mathematics & Statistics department based on the highest CPI. The performance in the UG part as defined in the mathematics department template is to be considered for 5-year program students. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1.

27

BHAGWAN DAS SANGHI MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL

To the best graduating student in the 5-year program with BT/BS in any department and MS in Mathematics, subject to the CPI being a minimum of 8.0 in both UG and PG parts. Name to be recommended by department(s).

28

DR. PRATEEK MISHRA MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL

Top student of the 4-year/5-year programs in EE department in the graduating class. The performance in the UG part as defined in the EE department template is to be considered for 5-year program students. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1.

29

BHAGAVATULA PROJECT AWARD

Best project work among all graduating 4-year/5-year program students in the Physics department. The project work must have been carried out over at-least two regular semesters to be eligible for the award. To be selected by the Physics department.

30

TRILOK CHANDRA GOEL MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL

All graduating students - Projects and published papers that contribute to economic growth with a sustainable future by helping conserve energy and/or water resources.

31

KUNWAR DEVENDRA PRATAP SINGH & KUNWARANI KRISHNA KUMARI MEMORIAL AWARD

Best UG project by graduating 4-year/5-year program student of AE department. The UG project must have been carried out over at-least two regular semesters to be eligible for the award. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1. To be selected by the AE department.

32

BHAGWANI DEVI MAHESHWARI GOLD MEDAL

Best all round graduating girl student in the 4-year/5-year program with academic excellence, social awareness, leadership qualities and extracurricular involvement. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1.

33

SIIC STUDENT INNOVATION AWARD (SSIA)

For the best innovative project in path breaking technology of global importance in any domain. Innovation which is of social relevance in any domain. The idea proposed can be a part of the UG Project/M.Tech./Ph.D./M.Des./Individual Project under the guidance of a faculty member of IIT Kanpur. If it is a team project, the award money to be equally distributed. Award to be given for the graduating students. Two awards.

34

BEST ALL-ROUNDER GIRL STUDENT OF TWO YEAR MASTER'S PROGRAMME GOLD MEDAL

Best all-rounder graduating girl student of two year Master's programs (M. Tech./MBA/M.Des.)

35

SANGEETA PRADHAN MEMORIAL MEDAL

Outstanding all round achievement among the graduating students of the M.Sc. (2-Year) program.

36

DR. ELIZABETH & DR. VARKEY CHERIAN AWARD

Best UG project with an impact on the campus community. Nominations (maximum two per department) will be sought from the departments with UG program. The project work must have been carried out over at-least two regular semesters to be eligible for the award.

37

MOTOROLA GOLD MEDAL

For outstanding all round achievement among graduating students in 4-year/5-year programs of CSE and EE departments. The performance in the UG part as defined in the parent department template is to be considered for the 5-year program students. The students of 5-year program admitted in year y will be competing with those in 4-year program admitted in year y+1. Names to be recommended by the CSE and EE departments.

38

DR. VISHWANATH BAJPAYEE MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL

Best thesis of the graduating M.Tech./MS by Research student of the Department of Earth Sciences. To be selected by the Earth Sciences department.

39

GOPAL DAS BHANDARI MEMORIAL DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD

To be decided by the Student Senate.

40

BEST SOFTWARE AWARD

Graduating student or a group of students of any discipline. The software developed could be a part of a UG project or any other course project.

41

SMT. SHASHI PUNDIR MEMORIAL MEDAL

For the best graduating 2-year M. Tech. or MS by Research student of the ME Department, whose thesis area/topic of research broadly encompasses thermal/fluid sciences and transport phenomenon. S/he should have a CPI of 8.0 or above. To be selected by the ME department.

42

MARS G. FONTANA PRIZE

To be awarded to the best graduating student of MSE department in 4-year or 5-year program based on CPI. The performance in the UG part as defined in the MSE department template is to be considered for the 5-year program students. The awardee must have taken a course in corrosion. To be selected by the MSE department.

43

RADHABAI VASUDEV NAVELKAR AWARD

The award will be given to the graduating girl student in 2-year M. Tech. program of CSE department with the highest CPI.

44

PROF. R. K. JAIN AWARD

1. To be awarded to the 2-year M.Sc.-Mathematics program student based on the highest CPI.

2. The student must be graduating with his/her batch on the convocation day.

3. If the student selected for this award is also a recipient of the General Proficiency Medal, then this award may be given to the next student based on CPI.

45

PROFESSOR BUTRON J. MOYER MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL

To be awarded to a student of any science department in the MS program. The award is based on the highest CPI and the student must be graduating with the batch in the same year. Name to be recommended by the department.

46

PROFESSOR PUTCHA VENKATESWARLU MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL

To be awarded to a student of any department in the 4-year B. Tech and B. S. programs. The award is based on the highest CPI and the student must be graduating within the batch in the same year. If the student selected for this award is also selected for the President's Gold Medal, this award may be given to the next eligible student based on the highest CPI.

47

KANTA DEVI MALIK MEMORIAL AWARD

To be given to a 4-year B.Tech girl student among the graduating batch with highest CPI in any discipline.

48

Vibha Gold Medal

  1. To be awarded to a graduating female student who has performed the best UG B.Tech. project.

  2. In case the project is carried out by a group of students, recommend the name of the most deserving girl student based on student’s individual contribution.

  3. In case a female student does not apply then department may recommend the name of a male student.

  4. Individual departments recommend the name of the student.

 

 

The criteria for the above convocation awards were approved in the following meetings of the Academic Senate:

  1. 487th (2015-16/8th) meeting of Academic Senate held on 23-24 May 2016,
  2. 491st (2016-17/2nd) meeting of Academic Senate held on 05 October 2016, or
  3. Earlier meetings.