Nominations invited for INAE Young Engineer Award 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Nominations have been invited for INAE Young Engineer Award 2020 to recognize outstanding achievements made by Young Engineers with strong potential for future professional growth in any branch of engineering.

Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) instituted the INAE Young Engineer Award in 1996 for promoting the spirit of excellence in engineering design and research, and technology development and transfer. 

Any citizen of India, not more than 35 years as on January 1, 2020, with a first tertiary degree in engineering or technology, is eligible. A nomination is valid for one year only. A candidate may be nominated for three times in total, subject to his or her age not exceeding 35 years.

The criteria for selection for the award are evidence of excellence in engineering research, product or process, design, technology development, and transfer. The specific contributions submitted for consideration of the award should have been carried out in India. The award shall consist of a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh and a citation. All INAE Young Engineer Awardees will also become INAE Young Associates on the conferment of the Award and shall continue to be “INAE Young Associates” till attaining 45 years of age. 

Nominations have been invited from young engineers working in academia, R&D laboratories, and industry. The sponsor must be either a Fellow of INAE or Head of the Organization or Institution where the nominee is working. The nominations are to be sent on A-4 size paper in the prescribed format, which may be downloaded from the INAE website ( 

The last date for the receipt of nominations is April 15, 2020.

Till date, 243 young engineers have been conferred this coveted award. Since 2013 onwards, these awardees have been inducted as INAE Young Associates and continue to be so till they attain the age of 45 years.