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Sumant Sinha- Sustainability Leadership Award

Applications are invited to recognize an exceptional student leadership in the broad area of sustainability. The award comprises of a cash award of Rs 75000, a certificate and a citation. Award will be given at a special function to be organized.

Award Criteria

The Award will recognize a regular IIT Delhi student who has made significant contribution (in the present academic year) on the campus or in the local community by generating awareness, implementing project(s),or catalyzing new initiatives in the area of sustainability.


The award will be conferred on an IIT Delhi student who has demonstrated leadership and action in one of the areas (climate change, energy,sustainability, waste management or environment) through a focused initiative.

Examples are listed below:

  • Conducted focused research or successfully completed a thesis or published research paper(s) in a reputed journal, or article(s) in a reputed newspaper.

  • Participated in the development of innovative solutions on specific problems in any of the above mentioned area.

  • Led a student club or student organization effort in any of the above mentioned areas

Mode of Entry

Nominations are invited through applications highlighting key initiatives/projects undertaken (problem statement, solution, outcomes). The application document should be written in font-size 12, Calibri, single spaced, with a maximum of 3 pages. The application may be forwarded by a faculty supervisor or mentor.


An application/nomination (giving name, department, contact details, one page summary of the achievements along with proof of achievement/work) must be submitted before 5 PM on 15 October 2018 by email to Prof B. K.Panigrahi (