INAE Distinguished Professors/Technologists

INAE Distinguished Professors/Technologists


The objective of this Scheme is to utilize the expertise of INAE Fellows after superannuation and those not in regular employment primarily for research in Institutions/ Universities/ Research & Development establishments, and industry in India. The Fellows may choose any institution of their choice which may be the same institution from where superannuated.

Eligibility and Age

Superannuated Fellows of INAE and are not in regular employment and below 75 years of age are eligible for consideration. In case of exceptional candidates, the same may be increased on case-to -case basis

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.

Need not have Superannuated or not be in regular employment within the last 5 years.

Number of Positions

The maximum number at any time shall be limited to eight .


The term of the INAE Distinguished Professors/Technologists will be for a maximum period of three years or up to 75 years of age. In case of exceptional candidates, the same may be increased on case-to -case basis.


An honorarium of Rs 75,000/- per month shall be paid to the INAE Distinguished Professor/Technologist 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. INAE Distinguished Professors/Technologists can approach other funding agencies for sanction of Research Schemes to support their research activities.

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.

Funds will be made available by INAE to the sponsoring institution.

Distinguished Professors/ Technologists will comply with the leave rules of the host institution.

The Distinguished Professors/ Technologists shall submit Utilization Certificate along with Statement of Expenditure by March 15 each year, for release of grant for the next year.

The Distinguished Professors/ Technologists shall submit the Annual Report of the work done on the stipulated format by March 15 of each year, to INAE office.

Besides the Annual Report, a formal document collating the entire work done during the tenure is to be brought out by the INAE Distinguished Professors / Technologists at the end of  their tenure. Such document could also contain a narration of potential applications as well as the directions in which further research will be appropriate.

The Distinguished Professors shall make a presentation of their research work to the Steering Committee on completion of two years.

The INAE Distinguished Professors/Technologists 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

INAE Distinguished Professor/Technologist is allowed to take up sponsored research and consultancy within the norms of the host institute.

The scheme will stand terminated from the date the INAE Distinguished Professor / Technologist accepts paid position elsewhere.

After completion of the tenure of INAE Distinguished Professor/Technologist, the awardees shall handover all permanent equipment purchased through the contingency funds to the host institution where the work was undertaken.


S. No. Distinguished Professors/Technologists
1 Prof K Bhanu Sankara Rao
2 Prof Hari Hablani
3 Prof Kripa Shanker
4 Prof RK Shyamasundar