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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:
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:
Outreach Building 207
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Previous Winners of the Distinguished Alumnus Award
2010-Anil Kumar Chopra| Anupam Khanna | Arun Kumar Ghosh | David B K Thomas| Jainendra Kumar Jain| Muktesh Pant | Neera Tandon| Rathin Datta |Sudhakar Kesavan| Sudhir Vyas | Viney P Aneja| Vishnu Varshney.
1991-Late Anil Agrawal.
1989-Satish Kumar Kaura.