INAE Outstanding Teachers Award

It is informed that the Department of Science and Technology (DST), vide its letter no. DST/PCPM/Awards and decoration/06/2020 dated 07.09.2022 has advised that all awards of INAE should be discontinued with immediate effect, as per the direction of the Ministry of Home Affairs. In view of above, all awards of INAE have been suspended since the receipt of this letter, till further directions.

Purpose of the Award

To honour engineering teachers who have excelled in the field of teaching in Indian Colleges, Universities, and Institutions, and have provided guidance towards technology development and inspired students to take up careers in Engineering and Technology


The teacher need not be a Fellow of INAE. In case the nominee is an INAE Fellow, he/she should not be a member of the INAE Governing Council during the year of the award. The nominee should be below the age of 60 years on the year of nomination and selection.


The nominee must be serving in a teaching institution in India at least for the last 10 years continuously. Primarily teaching contributions should be considered.  The nominee should enjoy very high reputation in teaching (theory and practical) for a long period including creating a new course or discipline.  The nominee should have made significant contributions through : (i) Writing new text or reference books and chapters; (ii) Developing innovative laboratory experiments and experimental facilities; (iii) Supervising students at various levels who have excelled in engineering profession; (iv) Delivering lectures in India and abroad to popularize a subject domain; (v) Developing online courses, demonstration modules and tutorials hosted in public domain virtual platforms; (vi) Contributing to creation of databases, handbooks and manuals and (vii) Patronizing student activities of various forms and utility.  The nominee sould have collaborated with industry or R&D organization to supervise sponsored projects and develop new technology.

Number of Awards

There will be a maximum of TWO such awards per year. One award will cover the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. The other award will cover Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Energy and Interdisciplinary and Special Engineering Fields and Leadership in Academia, R&D and Industry.


Nominations will be invited from the Fellowship of the Academy and to be nominated by two Fellows of INAE. The nominee need not be a Fellow of INAE. A Fellow may forward only one nomination in a year. The nominations to be submitted preferably through Digital Platform only. Wherever it is not  possible to submit the nominations through Digital Platform despite persistent efforts, in exceptional case, the same can be submitted on the prescribed Proforma. Those Fellows who have already received the INAE Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering, or, Prof Jai Krishna Memorial Award/Prof SN Mitra Memorial Award or are members of the Selection Committee for Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering, Prof Jai Krishna Memorial Award, and Prof SN Mitra Memorial Award, or, the Governing Council should not be nominated. The Selection Committee may also suggest additional nominations from the Fellowship, other than the nominations received, for consideration of the award.

Last date of Nomination

The last date of receipt of nominations is 15th day of May each year


The nomination will remain valid for three years and re-nomination shall be accepted.

Value of the Award

The awardees shall receive a scroll, a cash award of Rs. 1.0 lakh and a one time book grant of Rs. 25,000/-.

Presentation of the Award

The awardees will be requested to deliver an inspirational talk on their exciting experiences during the Academy Annual Convention.

To view Proforma for Nomination Click Here

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Recipients of INAE Outstanding Teachers Award 2021

  • Prof Suman Chakraborty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
  • Prof Sukumar Mishra, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.