Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering

Purpose of the Award

To recognise life time contribution in engineering made by eminent persons to any branch of engineering within the purview of the Academy.


Any citizen of India who is not a Member of INAE Council during the year of the Award.


An eminent Indian citizen who has made outstanding contributions in the field of engineering/ engineering research/ engineering education/ technology/ engineering management which have brought prestige to the nation. The contributions may be in any discipline of engineering involving engineering projects which have been successfully executed and have been regarded as landmarks of technological development of the country.

Number of Awards

Upto two Awards in a year. The Academy reserves the right not to recommend an award in any year.


Nominations will be invited from INAE Fellows by the second week of April each year. The nominations may be sent on plain paper with a brief statement of outstanding and distinguished contributions of the nominee. Self nomination of a person shall not be considered. Nominations shall remain valid for three years and renominations shall be accepted.

Last date of Nomination

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

Selection for the Award

The Selection Committee under the Chairmanship of President with three Vice-Presidents as members will recommend two nominees for conferment of the subject Award to the Governing Council.

Value of the Award

The award shall consist of Rs.5 lakhs in cash and a citation.

Presentation of the Award

The awardees will be requested to deliver a public lecture on an appropriate subject of their choice in any field of Engineering/Engineering Research/ Engineering Education/ Technology/ Engineering Management at the Academy Annual Convention. The text of the Award Lectures will be published in the Annals of INAE.

Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering

Proforma for Nomination
  1. Name of the nominee :
  2. Date of birth of the nominee :
  3. Contact address of the nominee giving telephone, fax, e-mail, etc.:
  4. Engineering Discipline :
  5. Field of specialization of the nominee :
  6. Awards and Honours :
  7. Fellowships / Memberships :
  8. Brief statement of the distinguished achievements and contributions of the nominee :

Recipients Of Life Time Contribution Award


Dr RK Bhandari

Dr RK Bhandari, Formerly Director, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee and Formerly Chairman, Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management, VIT, Vellore has made significant contributions in the areas of Disaster Mitigation & Management and in improving the quality of disaster education & research in the country. He served the cause of Disaster Mitigation in many different capacities and strengthened the foundation of Landslide Disaster Mitigation in India.

Prof Juzer M Vasi

Prof Juzer M Vasi, Emeritus Professor, Department of Electrical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has made significant research contributions in the areas of CMOS Devices & technology and Photovoltaics. He also played a key role in establishing the National Centre for Photovoltaics Research & Education (NCPRE) which is known the world over for research and education in Photovoltaic devices and systems.