1. Purpose of the Award
To recognise life time contribution in engineering made by eminent persons to any branch of engineering within the purview of the Academy.
Any citizen of India who is not a Member of INAE Council during the year of the Award.
An eminent Indian citizen who has made outstanding contributions in the field of engineering/ engineering research/ engineering education/ technology/ engineering management which have brought prestige to the nation. The contributions may be in any discipline of engineering involving engineering projects which have been successfully executed and have been regarded as landmarks of technological development of the country.
4. Number of Awards
Upto two Awards in a year. The Academy reserves the right not to recommend an award in any year.
Nominations will be invited from INAE Fellows by the second week of April each year. The nominations may be sent on plain paper with a brief statement of outstanding and distinguished contributions of the nominee. Self nomination of a person shall not be considered. Nominations shall remain valid for three years and renominations shall be accepted.
6. Last date of Nomination
The date of receipt of nominations is 15th day of May each year.
7. Selection for the Award
The Selection Committee under the Chairmanship of President with three Vice-Presidents as members will recommend two nominees for conferment of the subject Award to the Governing Council.
8. Value of the Award
The award shall consist of Rs.5 lakhs in cash and a citation
9. Presentation of the Award
The awardees will be requested to deliver a public lecture on an appropriate subject of their choice in any field of Engineering/Engineering Research/ Engineering Education/ Technology/ Engineering Management at the Academy Annual Convention. The text of the Award Lectures will be published in the Annals of INAE.
1. Name of the nominee :
2. Date of birth of the nominee :
3. Contact address of the nominee giving telephone, fax, e-mail, etc.:
4. Engineering Discipline :
5. Field of specialization of the nominee :
6. Awards and Honours :
7. Fellowships / Memberships :
8. Brief statement of the distinguished achievements and contributions of the nominee :
Dr Prem Shanker Goel
Dr PS Goel, born on April 20, 1947 is presently Honorary Distinguished Professor, ISRO Hqrs. and Raja Ramanna Chair Visiting Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore . He was Formerly Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Chairman, Earth Commission; and Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore and Formerly Chairman, Recruitment and Assessment Centre, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India Delhi. Dr Goel has contributed immensely to the advancement of satellite technology in India. His array of achievements extended much beyond satellite technology into space science -the Chandrayaan -1 and Astrosat Missions, Launch Vehicles- ASLV & PSLV, Light Combat Aircraft; Earth sciences; ocean development; fuel cells; disaster warning; meteorology and National security. He received several prestigious awards and honours including the Padma Shri Award by President of India.
Dr. V.K. Aatre
Dr Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre was born on Aug 28, 1939. He held various key positions including Chief Controller of R&D, DRDO. He was also the Scientific Adviser to the Raksha Mantri, Director General of Defence Research & Development Organization, Director General of Aeronautical Development Agency and Secretary Department of Defence R&D. His outstanding contributions towards design have resulted in India becoming self- sufficient in Sonars for all the three dimensions of the Navy for air-borne, ship-borne and submarine-borne applications. He is often called the Father of MEMS (Micro-electro-mechanical-systems) and Smart Systems in India. He received several prestigious awards and honours including the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016 by President of India.