As well as encouraging awardees to achieve further excellence in their chosen careers, this recognition is designed to strengthen their relationship with their alma mater. It identifies individuals who can later contribute time, experience and resources towards the success of future graduates, through mentorships, industry and research collaboration, and other guidance.
IIT Madras invites nominations for the Young Alumni Achiever Award from the year 2021, to honour achievements in the following fields:
Academic achievements and honors, intellectual contributions to fields of expertise, pioneering work, journal papers & citation indices, conference papers, books and book chapters, number of Ph.D. scholars guided, visiting professorships, lectureships, fellowships in professional associations, student mentoring & welfare activities, peer testimonials, awards & recognition
Innovations in application of technology, achievements in design & development, awards & recognition (external & internal), technical leadership activities & positions, fellowships in professional organizations, patents & publications, contributions towards, industry standards, collaborations with academia, community service
Significant entrepreneurial skills & accomplishments, creating or contributing to a support structure for entrepreneurs, success of start-ups in establishing market presence, achieving scale in operations & societal reach, awards & recognition, coaching & advisory activities
Significant accomplishments in various areas—service to society, excellence in public administration, notable achievements in media & fine arts, leadership and innovation, scale of impact.