Institute & Convocation Day Prizes

Recognizing academic excellence and rewarding the students and research scholars has been a tradition at IIT Madras for a long time. Institute Day, Convocation, Alumnite etc., are the occasions where such awards are presented. We have many awards funded by alumni as an endowment and the returns from the endowment are given as a prize to the students.

Institute Day Prize

An annual Institute prize of Rs. 5,000 (+ medal/ certificate) requires a donation of Rs. 1 lakh (or equivalent in foreign currency) for 10 years or Rs. 2.5 lakhs for 25 years.

Convocation Day Prize

An annual Convocation prize of Rs. 5,000 (+ medal/ certificate) requires a donation of Rs. 2 lakh (or equivalent in foreign currency) for 10 years or Rs. 5 lakhs for 25 years.

Name of the Prize Institute / Convocation Description 10 Years 25 Years
Biotechnology
Best academic performance in 1st & 2nd semesters Bio Processing Engineering branch of M.Tech Programme Institute Day Prize Silver medal, Certificate & Cash award of Rs. 5,000/. For the best academic performance in First and second semesters Bio Processing Engineering branch of M.Tech Programme.
Best academic performance in Bio Processing Engineering branch of M.Tech Convocation Prizes Silver medal, Certificate & Cash award of Rs. 5,000/. For the best academic performance in Bio Processing Engineering branch of M.Tech Programme.
Chemical Engineering
Best academic performance in 7th and 8th semesters of Energy Systems Institute Day Prize Silver medal, Certificate & Cash award of Rs. 5,000/. For the best academic performance in 7th and 8th semesters of Energy Systems branch in Inter Disciplinary Dual Degree Programme.
Best academic performance in Energy Systems Convocation Prizes Silver medal, Certificate & Cash award of Rs. 5,000/. For the best academic performance in Energy Systems branch of Inter Disciplinary Dual Degree Programme.
Computer Science and Engineering
Best academic performance in Computational Engineering Convocation Prizes Silver medal, Certificate & Cash award of Rs. 5,000/. For the best academic performance in Computational Engineering branch of Inter Disciplinary Dual Degree Programme.
Best academic performance in 7th and 8th semesters of Data Sciences Institute Day Prize Silver medal, Certificate & Cash award of Rs. 5,000/. For the best academic performance in 7th and 8th semesters of Data Sciences branch in Inter Disciplinary Dual Degree Programme.
Best academic performance in 7th and 8th semesters of Robotics Institute Day Prize Silver medal, Certificate & Cash award of Rs. 5,000/. For the best academic performance in 7th and 8th semesters of Robotics branch in Inter Disciplinary Dual Degree Programme.
Best academic performance in Robotics Convocation Prizes Silver medal, Certificate & Cash award of Rs. 5,000/. For the best academic performance in Robotics branch of Inter Disciplinary Dual Degree Programme.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute Day Prize Institute Day Prize A silver medal and cash award of Rs.5000/- to the student with best academic record in 1st & 2nd semesters of MA programme in Humanities and Social Sciences Department
Institute Day Prize Institute Day Prize A silver medal and cash award of Rs.5000/- to the student with best academic record in 3rd & 4th semesters of MA programme in Humanities and Social Sciences Department
Institute Day Prize Institute Day Prize A silver medal and cash award of Rs.5000/- to the student with best academic record in 5th & 6th semesters of MA programme in Humanities and Social Sciences Department
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Best academic performance in 7th and 8th semesters of Advanced materials and Nano Technology Institute Day Prize Silver medal, Certificate & Cash award of Rs. 5,000/. For the best academic performance in 7th and 8th semesters of Advanced materials and Nano Technology branch in Inter Disciplinary Dual Degree Programme.