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  • On behalf of Anna University, CTDT is celebrating the Foundation Day (4 th September) and Teachers Day (5th September) every year and the eminent researchers and consultants from our faculty members are being recognized and presented by awarding the Distinguished Researcher Awards and Active Consultant awards.
  • The award amount for each prize will be Rs. 25000/- (Rupees Twenty five thousand) and will be given along with a citation and a memento.
  • The nominations shall be evaluated and shortlisted by a committee constituted by the Registrar, Anna University. From the shortlisted candidates for each Faculty, a group of experts from outside Anna University will select the awardees.
  • Step 1: Fill up the general details and upload the recent photo (20kb - 50kb)
  • Step 2: Fill up the following technical details

            Project details: Project title, Amount sanctioned, Period, Funding agency, Year of completion, Amount actually spent
            Research guidance: Name of the scholar, Ms/PhD, Title of the thesis, Date of completion
            Publication in journals: Authors, Title, Journals details including name, Volume No, page No. and year, National / International,
                            Impact factor, No. of. Citations, Actions
            Research Collaboration: Name of the programme, Collaborator details with affiliation, Sponsoring Agency,
                            Purpose of visit / activity carried out, Period (in months), Amount
            Patents: Patent number, Title of Invention, Inventors National / International, Status, Year
            Reviewer / Editor: SCI Journal name, Article Title, Review Period, Reviewer / Editor
            International Conference paper presented abroad: Conference name with edition, Title of the paper, Venue details, Year
            Technology Transfer: Technology Transferred, Organization involved, Duration of MoU, Royalty generated, Remarks
            Professional fellow: Name of the Professional body / Organization, Number of years, National / International, Privileges for the fellow
            Societal Impact: Impact details Type of society benefited, Recognition details, If published in any of the magazines, give details

  • Step 3: Submit the filled in details form.
  • Step 4: The final application should be signed by the applicant and submitted to the Director CTDT through HOD / Director with necessary attachments.

Guidelines for Distinguished Researcher Award 2017

  • Distinguished Researcher award will be given for those who have proven their research capabilities by undertaking more research during the period April 2011 - March 2016.
  • Nominations can be made based on self nomination or by a professor of Anna University having more than ten years experience. The nominations should be sent to Director CTDT through proper channel (Head of the Department / Director of the Centre or Institute / HOD and Dean of Regional offices / Constituent colleges).
  • The faculty members who were presented Distinguished Researcher award earlier (previously called Active Researcher Award) are not eligible for nomination again in the same category for the remaining period of service in Anna University.
  • All permanent faculty members, excepting those who received Active Researcher Award earlier, who have completed the sponsored research projects in our University though CTDT during the last five years, till 31st March 2016, are eligible for nomination.
  • Only projects sanctioned / received in the individual capacity as faculty members, based on the proposal submitted or request received should be included in the list of projects. Projects like FIST, DRS etc. which were sanctioned to the Departments / Centres in which the faculty members were appointed as coordinators need not be included.
  • The proposals for nomination should be submitted through CTDT website and the hardcopy of the generated application along with the relevant documents should reach CTDT office before the deadline.