IIT Guwahati Alumni Awards

Please click here to apply/nominate for Alumni Awards 2024

The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) has now established itself as a treasured and admired organization in different parts of the world. Its vast reservoir of talent is now spreading its footprint everywhere, showcasing the best that IITG has to offer. A significant source of this recognition that the Institute is garnering is through its alumni community, who have ventured to different parts of India and the world to share and spread their knowledge, wisdom, and expertise. The IITG alumni community is now a robust entity engaged in different professional spheres furthering the cause and vision of the Institute.


IIT Guwahati has instituted four categories of awards to be given annually to recognize and honour the achievements and contributions of its alumni. The three categories of awards are the Outstanding Service Awards (OSA), Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA) and Young Alumni Achiever Awards (YAAA).

We are currently inviting nominations for the year 2024. The last date for receiving nominations is July 31, 2024.

Outstanding Service Awards

Recognizing exceptional contributions of our alumni to the Institute by their endowed services, collaborations, mentoring, and perceiving the needs of the Institute for its growth and development in a very notable and sustained manner. The award includes a certificate containing a citation and a memento. The following aspects shall also be considered while assessing the contributions of alumni under this category of award:

  • Number of years of service to the alumni chapters and tangible achievements made
  • Number of Alumni related events organized, capacity in which organized, the number of participants in each event, the tangible outcome in the form of donations collected, etc.
  • Endowments created for Chair Professorships and other requirements of the Institute
  • Contributions in teaching/designing courses at IIT Guwahati
  • Joint research collaboration with the faculty members of the Institute
  • Mentoring of students/faculty in innovation and entrepreneurial ventures
  • Recognitions received within the Alumni fraternity

   List of past Awardees


Distinguished Alumni Awards

It is the highest alumni award recognizing the exceptional progress of Alumni and their sustained overall achievements in their fields of expertise over the years. This excellence award represents a kind of gesture for Alumni who have brought laurels to the Institute in the area of Business, Academics, Research, Discoveries, Technologies, Governance, Society, Public service, Entrepreneurship, other Professional Excellence and activities pertaining to the service of Humanity at large. The award includes a certificate containing a citation, a trophy, and a shawl. The following, among possible other criteria, shall be considered while assessing the nominations:

  • Positions held

  • Contributions to his/her profession

  • Awards and Honors Received

  • Other contributions

     List of past Awardees


Young Alumni Achiever Awards

Recognizing outstanding young alumni who have excelled and achieved recognition in their respective fields at an early stage. The Institute acknowledges such aspirants who have set up an infinite limit to success and represents a role model for present and future generations of alumni/students. Any alumnus/alumna of the age 40 or younger who have demonstrated emerging and unique innovation, creativity, success in their profession are eligible for this award. The alumni contributing their valued services in maintaining a sustained symbiotic relationship with the Institute with their networking and promoting the Institute on a global platform shall also be considered. The award includes a certificate containing a citation and a memento. Additionally, the following criteria shall also be taken into account while selecting the alumnus/alumna for the award:

  • Excelled early in life and shown potential for continued success.

  • Received recognition as an emerging leader in professional and/or community achievements.

  • Attained increasingly responsible positions within their organization, business, or field of work.

  • Received recognition for significant professional contributions, discoveries, or creative work through honors, awards and/or media attention.

     List of past Awardees



  • The nomination of suitable candidature for alumni awards are validated by the following distinguished people:

  • Institute Senate Members

  • Past Distinguished Alumni Awardees

  • A nominator may nominate a maximum of 2 (two) alumnus/alumna each year for the award

  • Self-nominations are also accepted

  • The nominations made for the award shall remain valid up to 3 years from the year of nomination. The nominees can be re-nominated after the gap of one year.

  • Regular career updates in relation to the nominees need to be provided by the proposer or by self in case of self-nomination every year. If no updates received by the due date, the office will utilize the existing information as such



  • An alumnus/alumna, who is an employee of IIT Guwahati, shall not be eligible for the award during his/her service period, except when he/she has accomplished with truly outstanding achievement of highest order recognized widely.

  • Any person who has received a degree from the Institute is eligible for the award.

  • Alumni who have been awarded D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) will also be eligible for the award.

  • An alumnus/alumna who has already received one award may only be considered for the next award after a five years gap from the date of receipt of the previous award

Please click here to apply/nominate for Alumni Awards 2024