In order to encourage Metallurgists in India, Ministry of Steel & Mines, Government of India instituted in 1962, an Award Scheme namely, National Metallurgists’ Day (NMD) Award. The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Kolkata has been assigned the task of calling for the applications for the awards, providing secretarial assistance for selection of the awardees and organising the function to present the awards.
The Awards are presented every year, on 14 th November for outstanding contributions in the metallurgical fields including operation, research, design, education, waste management, energy conservation etc.
The award money is provided from the annual budget of Ministry of Steel. A selection committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (steel) and comprising of eminent members of the profession selects the awardees.
At present annually 13 awards are presented which are as follows :
|S. No.||Description of Award||No. of Awards||Prize money (Rs.)|
|1||Lifetime Achievement Award||1||4,00,000/-|
|2||National Metallurgist Award (Industry)||1||3,00,000/-|
|3||National Metallurgist Award (Research & Academia)||1||3,00,000/-|
|4||Metallurgist of the Year (Ferrous)||2||1,25,000/- each|
|Metallurgist of the Year (Non Ferrous)||1||1,25,000/-|
|Metallurgist of the Year (Metal Science)||2||1,25,000/- each|
|Metallurgist of the Year (Environment)||1||1,25,000/-|
|5||Young Metallurgist of the year (Ferrous)||1||75,000/-|
|Young Metallurgist of the year (Non Ferrous)||1||75,000/-|
|Young Metallurgist of the year (Metal Science)||1||75,000/-|
|6||Certificate of Excellence||1||50,000/-|
While Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Kolkata is the secretariat dealing with the routine work, Technical Wing of MOS, is the Nodal Point in the Ministry, in pursuing the following activities:
- Co-ordination with the Sectt. i.e Indian Instituteof Metals, Kolkata, arranging approval of budgetary fund from the Ministry for the Award money
- Constitution of the NMD Awards Selection Committee for assessment/selection of awardees in consultation with IIM.
- Selection of Awardees under different categories as per laid down procedure.
[For further details regarding the names of awardees and other information, IIM’s website: www.iim- india .net/ may be referred to.]