This award was instituted in 1989 by Prof. V. J. Modi, an Alumnus of the Institute. This award is given once in three years – each for Science and Engineering. All faculty of the Institute are eligible to be nominated – the members of Senate being the nominators. This award carries a cash prize of Rs. 30,000/- each with a certificate.
- Teaching to be considered in the broadest sense;
- Innovations in class-room teaching as well as in special lectures at short intensive courses/seminars/conferences to receive due consideration;
- Organisation of lecture notes, publication of text books, monographs, etc., to receive special credit;
- Also organization of teaching aids including audio/visual aids and their regular use in teaching will receive recognition;
- Starting of new courses of instruction, particularly in new and emerging areas of science and technology, setting up of new laboratory experiments/facilities to assist class-room teaching will also be recognised.
- Publication of papers on teaching methods innovative instructional practices etc., to receive special consideration;
Response from students/comments of referees etc. on the contributions of the faculty member to teaching excellence will also be an important input;
- Extension work related to engineering or science education.