K. Shankar Meritorious Paper Award Guidelines

Established: In 2021 as Best Paper Award

Description: To recognize especially meritorious paper published in the IEEE Conferences, Transactions & Journals by IEEE Bombay Section Members at the time application.

Administration: Administered by IEEE Bombay Section Awards Committee

Eligibility: IEEE Members who are First Author(s) of papers presented in the Conference hosted in the previous year of nomination (Status at the time presentation will be valid for category such as UG, PG or Doctoral/Industry), Transactions & Journal.


  • Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000/- each (Total 4) and Certificate for Conference Paper under
    • Students UG, PG & Doctoral
    • Professionals: Industry/Academia
  • Rs. 7,500/- each (Total 4) and a certificate for Transactions & Journals paper under
    • Students UG, PG & Doctoral
    • Professionals: Industry/Academia
CategoryStudent  ProfessionalAward &  Certificate
Conference 1111Rs. 5,000/- 
Journals 1111Rs. 7,500/- 

Multiple authors will divide the prize money.

Total 8 Meritorious Paper Awards will be given.

One certificate/paper (hard copy) with names of all authors will be given.

Each author can get an e certificate.

Award will be presented at Section’s Major Event, preferably, during AGM

Nominee Solicitation: IEEE Bombay Section will call for Nomination from all the Eligible members in March-April and the last date of submission will be 15th April every year

Selection / Declaration: IEEE Bombay Section will declare the winner by 31st May

Basis for Judging: Originality, utility, timeliness, impact, technical content, relevance of the topic and clarity of presentation

Committee: The Best Paper will be selected by the Separate Committee founded by Awards Committee which would include minimum 5 Members which would generally be comprised of Two Academicians, One Industry Personnel, One Section Execom Member and the Chair of Award Committee.

Presentation: Winner will be required to present the paper at Section’s Flagship Conference IBSSC during the year

Frequency: Annually. If in any year no eligible paper is deemed to be of sufficient quality, no award will be given.

Publicity: The award and recipient names will be posted on the IEEE Bombay Section website.