Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Distinguished Alumnus Award (DAA) is the highest award given by IIT Kanpur to its alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Every year the Institute works with its alumni to honour individuals who have made a mark in their respective fields of expertise.

Nominations can be made for outstanding achievements in various pursuits under the following categories:

  • Academic Excellence

  • Professional Excellence

  • Entrepreneurship & Management

  • Any other activity pertaining to the service of humanity at large

The Evaluation Committee for the Award, as approved by the Board of Governors of IIT Kanpur, comprises:

  • Director, IIT Kanpur (Chairman)

  • The Dean of Students Affairs at IITK, (Member)

  • One BOG Member/Nominee as Member

  • One industrialist/ Manager as Member

  • The Dean of Resources and Alumni at IITK, (Member)

  • One (non-alumnus) faculty member of IIT Kanpur as Member

  • Secretary, Alumni Association as Member Secretary

Nominations along with a detailed account of contributions made in the chosen area of activity should be sent at the following address:

Alumni Association
Outreach Building 207
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur 208016

Nominations may also be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Previous Winners of the Distinguished Alumnus Award