Date: 20,Dec,2017 (Wed)

List of ISTE National/Regional Award Winners 2017
A. NATIONAL AWARDS

(To be presented during ISTE Annual Convention in January, 2018)

1. Anna University National Award for the Outstanding Academic

Dr. M.P. Chitra
Professor & Head, ECE Dept.
Panimalar Institute of Technology
Chennai

2. U.P. Government National Award for Outstanding Work done in Specified Areas of
Engineering and Technology College

Prof. V. Jothiprakash
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg.
Indian Institute of Technology
Mumbai – 400 076

Polytechnic
Not recommended

3. SGSITS National Award for Best Research Work done by Young Teachers (Below 35 years) of Engineering Colleges
Awarded to:

Prof. Sanjay Kumar Panda
Assistant Professor, Dept. of IT
VSS University of Technology
Burla – 768 018

4. Maharashtra State National Award for the Best Research work done by Teachers of
Engineering College

Awarded to:
Prof. Rajeshree Digambarrao Raut
Professor & HOD, DT
Shree Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management
Katol Road, Nagpur – 440 013

3. Rajarambapu Patil National Award for Promising Engineering Teacher for Creative work done in technical education

Engineering Teachers
Dr. B.E. Rangaswamy
Dean, Research & Development
Professor & Head, Dept. of Biotechnology
Bapuji Institute of Engg. & Technology
Davangere – 577 004

Polytechnics
Dr. Avaru Venkataramana
Lecturer in Electronics & Communication Engineering
Quli Qutub Shah Govt. Polytechnic
Hyderabad – 500064

6. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for an Engineering college having Best
Overall Performance

Awarded to
Poojay Doddappa Appa College of Engineering
Kalaburagi - 585 102 (Karnataka)

7. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for the Best Engineering College Principal
Jointly awarded to

Dr. Pradeep B. Mane
Principal
AISSMS Institute of Information Technology
Kennedy Road, Pune – 411 001
&
Dr. K. Chandrasekhar Reddy
Professor of Civil Engg. & Principal
Siddharth Institute of Engg. & Technology
Puttur – 517 581

8. ISTE G.S.F.C. National Award for Best M.Tech. Thesis Award in Mechanical
Engineering

First Prize
Mr. Jibin T. Philip
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sharon Fellowship Church
Manjadi P.O. Tiruvalla, Kerala – 689 105
For the thesis titled : Synthesis of Surfactant-Modified Ceria-Zirconia Hybrid
Nanoparticles and Evaluation of its Tribological Properties as an addictive in
Coconut Oil.

Second Prize
Mr. Ankitsinh J. Rajput
Dept. of Mechanical Engg.
A.D. Patel Institute of Technology
New V.V. Nagar – 388 121
For the thesis titled : Numerical Analysis & Development of Single Stage Stirling
Type Pulse Tube Cryocooler for Space Application

9. ISTE – IPCL National Award for Best M.Tech. Thesis Award in Chemical Engineering
First Prize
Ms. Darshana M. Poshiya
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Institute of Technology, Nirma University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
For the thesis entitled : Affordable Pd Doped Perovskite based Catalytic Converter
for Abating Automotive Emission

Second Prize
Ms. Parwathi G. Pillai
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Institute of Technology, Nirma University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
For the thesis entitled : Instantaneous Generation of Sodium Hypochlorite
Disinfectant by Electrochemical Method

10. ISTE L&T National Award for Best M.Tech. Thesis Award in Electrical & Electronics
Engineering
First Prize
Ms. Heeba Bhatkar
Electronics – Digital System Engg.
Rajarambapu Institute of Technology
Sakharale – 415 414, Dist. Sangli
For the thesis entitled : Implementation of Direction of Arrival Estimation
Algorithms for Smart Antenna

Second Prize
Mr. Shinde Trupti Ajitrao
Dept. of Electronics & Tel. Communication Engg.
Rajarambapu Institute of Technology
Sakharale – 415 414, Dist. Sangli
For the thesis entitled : Automatic Seed Sowing Machine

11. ISTE National Award for Best M.Tech. Thesis in Civil Engineering instituted by Smt.
S. Saraswathi Bai and Dr. S. Venkoji Rao in memory of their late sons Shri S. Sridhar
and Shri S. Giridhar

First Prize
Mr. Rahul Rajendra Kalate
Civil Engg. Dept.
College of Engineering
Pune – 411 005
For the thesis entitled : Study of Introduction of Perforations in Skirted Offshore
Foundation

Second Prize
Mr. Pawar Ashish Rajendra
Civil Engg. Dept.
Rajarambapu Institute of Technology
Islampur, Dist. Sangli – 415 414
For the thesis entitled : Comparative Study of Different Type of Wall Panels under
Blast Loading

12. ISTE National Award for Best M.Tech. Thesis in Agricultural Engineering instituted
by the Organisers of the 28th Annual Convention of ISTE held at PAU, Ludhiana during
November 1998.

Awarded to :
Mr. Yallappa D.
Dept. of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
College of Agricultural Engineering
Raichur – 584 104
For the thesis titled : Development and Evaluation of Drone Mounted Sprayer for
Selected Field Crops

13. ISTE - Kings College of Engineering National Award for the Best M.Tech. Thesis in
Engineering to promote research in agricultural applications and/or rural
development instituted by the management of Kings College of Engineering,
Punalkulam, Pudukkottai Dist., Tamil Nadu during the 18th ISTE National Students
Convention.

Awarded to:
Ms. V. Britta Devi
IFET College of Engineering
Villupuram – 600 025
For the thesis titled : A Multitasking Agriculture Robot using Internet of Things and
Raspberry PI

14. Prof. K. Arumugam National Award for Innovative Research (for Engineering
College Teachers only) instituted by the Management of Kumaraguru College of
Technology, Coimbatore

Awarded to:
Dr. Yashwant Apparao Kolekar
Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg.
Government College of Engineering
Shivajinagar, Pune – 411 005

15. Shayesta Akhtar Memorial National Award for Best Women Engineering College
Teacher instituted by Dr. Sayed Majid Ali, ISTE Section Chairman, Orissa Section in
the memory of his late elder sister Shayesta Akhtar.
Jointly awarded to:
Dr. C. Shoba Bindu
Professor, Dept. of CSE
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur
College of Engineering,
Ananthapuramu – 515 002
&
Prof. Malini K.V.
Assistant Professor and HOD
Dept. of Electrical & Electronics
Sri Sairam College of Engineering
Anekal, Bangalore – 562 106

16. ISTE-Syed Sajid Ali National Award for Outstanding research work in the field of
Renewable Energy instituted by Dr. S.M. Ali, ISTE Section Chairman of Orissa Section
in the memory of his late father Syed Sajid Ali.
Jointed Awarded to:
Mr. R. Praveen Kumar
Head, Dept. of Biotechnology
Arunai Engineering College
Tiruvannamalai – 606603 (T.N.)
&
Dr. Asim Datta
Associate Professor and Head
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Mizoram University, Tanhril, Aizawl – 796004

17. Sri V.V.R. Seshadri Rao, Gudlavelleru Engineering College National Award for the
Best Private Engineering College instituted by Prof. Potluri Ravindra Babu, ISTE
National Executive Council Member, Andhra Pradesh Section in the memory of
Mentor, Guide, Philosopher and father figure to him Sri Vallurupalli Venkata Rama
Seshadri Rao, Father of Gudlavalleru Engineering College, Gudlavalleru, A.P.
Aawarded to
VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering & Technology
Kukatpally, Hyderabad

18. ISTE-Ranganathan Engineering College National Award for Best Polytechnic
Principal instituted jointly by Dr. P. Tamilarasi Murugesan, Chairperson Ranganathan
Rajeswari Charitable Trust, Coimbatore and Dr. R. Murugesan, President, ISTE.
No one found suitable

19. ISTE-Stripes of Redeemer National Award for the Best ISTE Chapter Chairman
instituted jointly by Mrs. V.J. Sumaja Kumari, Chairperson, Stripes of Redeemer,
Thiruvattar, Kanyakumari Dist. and Dr. S. Basil Gnanappa, Executive Secretary &
Programme Director, ISTE.
Aawarded to
Dr. B.S. Shivakumara
Chairman, ISTE Chapter
Associate Professor in I&P Engg.
P.E.S. College of Engineering
Mandya – 571 401

20. ISTE National Award for Best Administrator Award instituted to appreciate the
outstanding leadership qualities of an Administrator in institutional development
and enhancing the standards of technical education

Awarded to
Dr. Karisiddappa
Vice Chancellor
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)
Belavagi, Karnataka

21. ISTE Best Clean & Green Campus Award instituted for the very clean, green and
beautiful campus providing an excellent ambience for learning
Awarded to
Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology,
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

22. Mrs. Rahatun Nesa Ali Memorial ISTE National Award for Best Women Engineering
College of India
Awarded to:
Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women,
Tiruchengode

B. REGIONAL AWARDS

1. Best Engineering College Teacher Award for Maharashtra State
Prof. Vijay Wairagade
Associate Professor & HOD
Indira College of Engineering & Management
Parandwadi, Pune

2. Best Engineering College Teacher Award for Punjab State
Prof. Dinesh Kumar
Associate Professor
DAV Institute of Engineering & Technology
Jalandhar – 144 008

3. Rajalaxmi Memorial Best Engineering College Teacher Award for Orissa State
Dr. Asini Kumar Baliarsingh
Professor & HOD, Electrical Engg.
Orissa Engineering College
Bhubaneswar – 751 007
4. Charutar Vidya Mandal, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat Award for Best Engineering
College Teacher in Gujarat
Dr. Madhuri Bhavsar
Professor & Head, Information Technology
Institute of Technology
Nirma University, Ahmedabad

5. Prof. V.K.M. John Award for the Best Engineering College Teacher of Kerala State
Dr. N.V. Sobhana
Professor in Computer Science & Engg.
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology
Kottayam (Kerala)

6. Gandhi Award for Best Engineering of Orissa State
Raajdhani Engineering College
Bhubaneswar – 751 017, Odisha

7. Narayan Memorial Best Engineering College Principal Award of Orissa State
Prof. Khirod Kumar Rout
NM Institute of Engineering & Technology
Bhubaneswar

8. ISTE Narsee-Monjee Award for Polytechnics having Best Overall Performance
instituted by the Narsee-Monjee Trust, Mumbai.
Awarded to:
Thakur Polytechnic, Mumbai

9. Best Polytechnic Teacher Award (State Level)
Andhra Pradesh
Dr. S. Venkata Gouri Sankar
Senior Lecturer in English
S.V. Government Polytechnic
Tirupati – 517 501

Bihar
Not recommended

Karnataka
Mrs. M.S. Banad
Sl. Gr. Lecturer
BVVS Polytechnic
Bagalkot – 587 101
Kerala

Shri Arun C.A.
Head of Electronic Engg. Dept.
Government Women’s Polytechnic College
Thirussur, Kerala

Maharashtra & Goa
Mrs. Nirmala N. Kamble
Head of Electronics Dept.
Thakur Polytechnic
Mumbai – 400 101

Madhya Pradesh
Dr Parul Jain
Lecturer
S.V. Polytechnic College
Shyamla Hills, Bhopal

10. Charutar Vidya Mandal, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat Award for Best Polytechnic
Teacher in Gujarat
Dr. Shyamkumar G. Khambholja
Lecturer in Physics
B&B Institute of Technology
Vallabh Vidyanagar

11. Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam Award for Best Polytechnic Teacher for Tamil Nadu
State
Mr. G. Rajaraman
Head, Electrical/Electronics Dept.
Periyar Centenary Polytechnic College
Periyar Nagar, Vallam – 613 403

12. Loknath Award for Best Polytechnic Principal of Orissa State
No Nomination received

13. Er. Nivesh Kumar Varshney Meerut Memorial Award for U.P./Uttarakhand State
for Best Engineering College Teacher institute by Shri Manoj Kumar Varshney and
Dr. Geeta Gupta in the memory of his elder sone Er. Nivesh Kumar Varshney.
No nomination received.

14. ISTE Best Section Award for the year 2017
Awarded to:
ISTE Maharashtra & Goa Section

15. ISTE Best Emerging Section Award for the year 2017
Awarded to:
ISTE Andhra Pradesh Section

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