INAE Chair Professorship

INAE Chair Professorship


INAE Chair Professorship has been instituted in order to encourage engineers/technologists with outstanding research contributions, promote long-term participation in academic research and enhance the research standards in academic institutions.

Eligibility and Age

The Award shall be conferred on INAE Fellows, between the ages of 45 and 65 years, working in well-recognized academic institution or research organization or industry in India.

Should have been a Fellow of the Academy for at least 3 years.

Should have been in the Rank of Professor in academic institutions or equivalent to the rank of professor either in R&D organisation or in engineering industry/organisations

Number of Positions

Total number at any given time shall not exceed six .


The INAE Chair Professorship shall be tenable for a maximum period of three  years, subject to age being below 65 years.


The Chair Professor will continue to draw his salary from the parent institution. An honorarium of Rs 40,000/- per month shall be paid to the INAE Chair Professor by INAE. In addition, a contingency amount of Rs 1,00,000/- per annum shall be provided for meeting expenditure related to research activities such as chemicals, consumables, materials, equipment and instruments; on reimbursement basis at the end of each year. Out of the Contingency Grant, a maximum amount of Rs 50,000/-  can be utilized for covering registration for conferences and partial travel support for conferences both domestic and overseas.

Operation of the Scheme

Applications under this Scheme are now invited from the Fellows of the Academy. Applications complete in all respects will be sent through the Head of the institution where the Fellow intends to work, along with Certificate of Support to INAE office by February 9, 2022.

The INAE Chair Professor shall submit Utilization Certificate along with Statement of Expenditure by March 15 each year, for release of grant for the next year.

The INAE Chair Professor shall submit the Annual Report of the work done on the stipulated format by March 15 of each year, to INAE office.

The Chair Professors shall be requested to publish his/her research results in Transactions of INAE. They can also be encouraged to publish Text Books or Technical books under INAE-Springer Series agreement. They may also consider organizing seminars/workshops/ conferences under INAE Banner.

Interactions / Obligations

All patent rights, designs and inventions derived from the research work funded or aided by the Indian National Academy of Engineering shall be governed by the rules of the institution(s) concerned.


S. No. Chair Professors
1 Prof DV Khakhar, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
2 Prof Samit Kumar Ray, Department of Physics, IIT Kharagpur.