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Lifetime Achievement Award

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  1. Description:

    One Annual singular Award to an Indian Citizen carrying a cash prize of Rs.4,00,000/- shall be made to an outstanding metallurgical engineer/ material scientist / researcher / academician in recognition of Lifetime achievements and original contribution in the fields of Leadership, HRD & Entrepreneurial Development in Metallurgical & Industrial Profession, Cost control & Cost reduction , Industrial Productivity, Resources & Capacity Utilisation, Materials & Process review, Product quality improvement, Energy & waste management, Environment, Research & Development in: Science, Technology, Engineering, New Knowledge systems, Hardware engineering & technology, made in the last 30 years.

    The work should have significant impact on national scenario and should mostly be carried out in India.

  2. Age Limit:

    Minimum: 70 years and Maximum: 80 years as on 14th November of the year of Award.

  3. Qualifications:

    Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy / Engineering / Material Science or Equivalent. If no suitable nomination is received, the Selection Committee may not give the award that year, and will not be carried over.

    A Scroll of Honour will accompany the award.


  1. Nominations shall be invited from :

    • Organisations, including Research & Development , involved in Metallurgical Industries , Educational Institutions, Defence establishments, Atomic, Nuclear & Space organisations, Government departments, Scientific and Technical Institutions & Societies.Nominations shall be sponsored by the head of the organisation or Establishment.
    • Chapters of The Indian Institute of Metals- Nominations shall be recommended by the Chapter executive committee, honorary members & council members.
    • In the case of Lifetime Achievement Award & National Metallurgist Awards, both in the category of Industry & R&D/Academia, the NMD Selection Committee may constitute a data bank of eminent & distinguished persons deserving the Award, and propose any name(s) to be considered in addition to the nominations received.
  2. The awards shall be bestowed on persons, who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, have made significant contributions in the particular field of their endeavour.
  3. Achievements during the last 30 years will be evaluated for the category “Life Time Achievement”, 20 years in the category for “National Metallurgist”, 10 years in the category for “Metallurgist of the Year” and 5 years for “Young Metallurgist of the Year” awards.
  4. Parameters for Selection of NMD Awardees for the year should also include performance, outcome and impact in the specified line of business in the preceding years.
  5. Nomination(s) from a nominee be limited to ONE group only.
  6. Nominations should be for an individual only, as Joint Nominations have been discontinued from 2014.
  7. The Awards shall not include any posthumous selection.
  8. Canvassing in any form will disqualify the nomination.

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NMD & IIM Awardees for 2019 shall be felicitated on 14 th November 2019 during NMD ATM 2019 at Hotel Samudra,Kerala Tourism Development Corporation[KTDC] & Hotel Uday Samudra,Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram