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 Fellow 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 organization or in engineering industry/organizations.

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

Request for extension of tenure and re-nomination of INAE Fellows who have already availed the scheme once, shall not be considered

Number of Positions

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


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


There shall be no financial provision except a token honorarium of Rs 10,000/- per month only shall be provided to the selected nominees w.e.f. April 1, 2023.

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 till May 31, 2023

The Token Honorarium for the selected nominees will be made available by INAE to the sponsoring institution.

The Distinguished Professors/ Technologists is requested to comply with the leave rules of the host institution.

The Distinguished Professors/ 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 in the month of March 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.