Bestow the Honoury Awards to the Shining Stars

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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur believes that its faculty and staff members deserve recognition for dedication in fulfilling their responsibilities and carrying out the Institute’s mission. Each and every year, on the occasion of Institute’s Foundation Day, several awards are designed to promote and reward outstanding performance by faculty and staff at IIT Kharagpur.

This year also, on the occasion of the 71st Foundation Day of IIT Kharagpur, various awards have been presented to its faculty and staff members. The categories for the Faculty are the Institute Chair Professorship Award, the Avinash Gupta Chair Professorship Award, The Faculty Excellence Award, G S Sanyal Faculty Excellence Award, and Excellent Young Teacher Award. The categories for the staff are Prof S Parthan Library Service Award and Staff Excellence Award.

The Institute Chair Professorship Award 2021 has been conferred to Prof Rintu Banerjee from the Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering.

The Avinash Gupta Chair Professorship Award 2021 has been conferred to Prof Chandan Chakraborty from the Department of Electrical Engineering.

The recipients of Faculty Excellence Award 2021 are Prof Prabodh Bajpai, the Associate Professor from the Department of Electrical Engineering; Prof Jitendra Kumar Jha, the Associate Professor from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Prof Anandaroop Bhattacharya, the Associate Professor from the Department of Mechanical Engineering; Prof Amiya Kumar Jana, the Associate Professor from the Department of Chemical Engineering; Prof Aritra Hazra, the Assistant Professor from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering as well as Prof Jenia Mukherjee, the Assistant Professor from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The G S Sanyal Faculty Excellence Award 2021 has been conferred to Prof Joy Sen from the Department of Architecture & Regional Planning and the Excellent Young Teacher Award has been conferred to Prof Sandip Chakraborty from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

Prof S Parthan Library Service Award 2021 has been conferred to Dr Tapas Kumar Ghosh, the Assistant Librarian of the Central Library.

The Staff Excellence Award 2021 has been conferred to Dr Indranath Banerjee, the Medical Officer of the B C Roy Technology Hospital; Mr. Milon Kumar Maiti, the Senior Executive of the Establishment Section as well as Mr. Asis Kumar Das, the Senior Multi-Tasking Staff of the Establishment Section.

In fact, it is also a day for the institute to felicitate the employees who have completed twenty five years of their service. This year, twelve employees such as Prof Swagata Dasgupta from the Department of Chemistry, Prof Ananta Kumar Ghosh from the Department of Biotechnology, Shri Jagdish Doley from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Prof Pallab Dasgupta from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Prof Soumitra Paul from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prof Soumen Das from the Department of School of Medical Science and Technology, Prof V N Achutha Naikan from the Department of Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability, Prof Subhasish Tripathy from the Department of Geology and Geophysics, Prof Amiya RanjanMohanty from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Dipankar Chakrabarti from the Department of Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability, Shri Joydeep Kuila from the Academic (UG) Section, and Shri Soumen Mondal from the Technology Students’ Gymkhana have been presented with a wrist watch in appreciation of their services and support to IIT Kharagpur for over a quarter of a century.

Moreover, the Institute on this occasion has honoured its distinguished twenty three alumni aged 45 or below with the Young Alumni Achievers Award, to acknowledge their extraordinary accomplishments, outstanding achievements in their chosen field and for distinguished community services, which in turn have created an impact and made their alma mater proud. The awardees for this year’s Young Alumni Achievers Award 2021 include, Dr. Bipin Rajendran, Ms.  N M Leepsa, Mr. Arjun Nohwar, Ms. Honey Pamnani, Mr. Prashant Kumar Agrawal, Mr. Nishad Kenkre, Mr. Arpit Dave, Mr. Pushkar Singh, Mr. Subhadeep Mondal, Mr. Shishir Modi, Mr. Ankit Parasher, Mr. Sudarshan Ravi, Mr. Pranav Goel, Mr. Uttam Digga, Mr. Guntupalli Pavan Kumar, Mr. Anindya Dutta, Mr. Arpit Jain, Mr. Pranesh Chaudhary, Ms. Shruti Ghatge, Mr. Sameer Aggarwal, Mr. Sabyasachi Roy, Mr. Venkat Appala Narasayya CH, and Dr Sreeja Nag.

Posters Courtesy: Shri Suman Sutradhar

Contact: Paramita Dey, Junior Assistant

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