INAE Chair Professorship

INAE Chair Professorship – This scheme has been put on hold till further notice.


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 65years, working in well-recognized academic institution or research organization or industry in India.

Should have been a Fellow of the Academy for at least 5 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 seven.


The INAE Chair Professorship shall be tenable for a maximum period of two years.


The Chair Professor will continue to draw his salary from the parent institution. An honorarium of Rs 25000/- per month shall be paid to the INAE Chair Professor by INAE. In addition, a contingency amount of Rs 50,000/- per annum shall be provided for meeting expenditure related to research activities such as chemicals, consumables, materials, repair of equipment and instruments; on reimbursement basis at the end of each year.

Operation of the Scheme

Applications under this Scheme shall be 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 Feb 17, 2019.

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 second week of April covering the period up to March 31 of each year, to INAE office.

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. Existing Chair Professors Date of completion of tenure
1 Prof. Sukumar Mishra March 31, 2020
2 Prof. Sushmita Mitra March 31, 2020
3 Prof. SV Kulkarni March 31, 2020
4 Prof. Mrityunjoy Chakraborty March 31, 2021