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.

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 so that the award can be given in perpetuity.

Name of the Prize Institute / Convocation Description 10 Years 25 Years
Biotechnology
BT (B.Tech/Dual Degree -3rd & 4th Semester) Institute Day Prize A silver medal and cash award of Rs.5000/- to the student with best academic record in 3rd & 4th semesters of B.Tech/Dual Degree Biotechnology Department
Engineering Design
ED (M.Tech - 1st and 2nd semesters) Institute Day Prize A silver medal and cash award of Rs.5000/- to the student with best academic record in 1st and 2nd semesters of M.Tech programme in Engineering Design Department.
Humanities and Social Sciences
HSS (M.A - 1st & 2nd semester) 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
HSS (M.A - 3rd & 4th semester) 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
HSS (M.A - 5th & 6th semester) 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
Ocean Engineering
OE (B.Tech/Dual Degree -5th and 6th semester) Institute Day Prize A silver medal and cash award of Rs.5000/- to the student with best academic record in 3rd & 4th semesters of B.Tech/Dual Degree Ocean Engineering Department
OE (M.Tech -1st & 2nd semester) Institute Day Prize A silver medal and cash award of Rs.5000/- to the student with best academic record in 1st & 2nd semesters of M.Tech Ocean Engineering Department