Professional Excellence Awards

Each year, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Research Centre recognizes outstanding individuals, who have made significant contributions to specific fields through their service, research, innovative teaching methods, breakthrough developments, and more over the course of their career.

Call for Nominations:

  • Distinguished Educator Award
  • Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management Award
Professional Excellence Award

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations for the Professional Excellence Awards are currently being accepted. To nominate an outstanding individual for one of these distinguished awards, please review the guidelines below and submit your nomination via email to the Professional Excellence Awards Committee Chair, at the centre.

Submitting a nomination package:

All completed nomination packages must be received by the deadline of the Professional Excellence Awards.

The nomination package should include the following:

A letter of recommendation not more than two pages to the committee chair that specifically describes the person’s accomplishments in relation to the award criteria. The letter should clearly identify the award the person is being nominated for, and justify why the person deserves the award.

We encourage up to three [not more than three] letters of support for inclusion in the nomination package.

A resume, CV or brief bio for the nominee (can be pulled from faculty webpage or other online source).

Additional notes:

Renewable nominations. Nominations may be considered for future awards. During submission, please indicate whether you would like the nomination package to be “rolled over” and considered by future award committees, if not selected for one for the current awards.

Award Eligibility. Recent recipients of the Professional Excellence Awards (any of the four distinguished awards, within the last 5 years) are not eligible for consideration for the awards. Nominations received for a recent award recipient will be automatically rolled over to the nearest year of eligibility.

Additional Information. The committee may follow up to request additional information from the nominator and/or nominee during the selection process.

Notification. Selected award recipients will be notified . Award recipients may be asked to provide 1-4 image files (head shots, etc.) for promotional use and recognition.

All nominations must be submitted to Professional Excellence Awards Committee. Due to the volume of submissions for each award, only those selected for the award may be contacted with the results prior to the announcement of the award.

Distinguished Educator Award

Over the course of a career, award recipient has made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Developing students
  • Teaching effectively
  • Fostering pedagogical innovations
  • Developing effective methods, structure, and designs

Distinguished Service Award

Over the course of a career, award recipient has made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Enhancing a field of study
  • Founding or creatively editing a scholarly journal
  • Unusually effective service to a major professional institution

Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award

Over the course of a career, award recipient has made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Successful application of theory or research in practice and/or contributed to knowledge through extraction of learning from practice
  • Authored scholarly works which have substantively affected the practice of management
  • Integration of research and practice
  • Their work will be respected by peers (both practitioner and academic)

Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management Award

Over the course of a career, award recipient has made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Conceptual, empirical, or theoretical developments
  • Creating and disseminating new knowledge
  • Advancing management knowledge and practice

Kindly mail us your CV/Profile to :
director@akrc.res.in