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ISEES Best Thesis Award



The International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability was founded at IIT Kanpur in January, 2014 with an aim to spread knowledge in the fields of Energy, Environment, Sustainability and Combustion. It is a body of the most distinguished engineers and scientists from entire spectrum of engineering profession in the Government, R&D Laboratories, Academia and Industry from within India and abroad.

In this changing environmental scenario, the time has come where more emphasis has to be laid on renewable energy resources. Moreover, in this dynamic scenario of swelling competition and reducing profits, staying environmentally responsible can be extremely challenging for any organization. More efficient systems have to be developed to meet the increasing energy demands keeping in mind its environmental impact. People have to become more aware and concerned about the environmental challenges which the world is facing today to make it a better place for us and our future generations.

The Society aims to spread knowledge in the above mentioned areas among people and make them more aware about the environmental challenges which the world is facing today. The Society is involved in various activities like conducting workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. in the above mentioned domains. The society also recognizes young researchers for their contributions in this field. The society instituted the above scheme of Awards and is implementing it since 2015, to identify innovative and creative research projects undertaken by the students and scholars in the engineering institutions, and to give an early recognition and incentives to them. The society firmly believes that an early recognition of merit and talent is important which can mark the beginning of a brilliant career. The selection for this prestigious Award is made by the executive committee of the society on the basis of prescribed criteria. 



To recognize outstanding achievements /contributions made by Young Engineers in the fields of Energy, Environment, Sustainability and Combustion.



Best thesis at Doctoral level/ Masters Level (May be in multiple numbers), recommended by the heads of various Engineering Institutions/ Colleges will be evaluated for their innovative potential by an ISEES Selection Committee comprising of experts.  


Call for Nominations 

Nominations for thesis at Doctoral/ Masters level will be invited from Deans/Heads of Engineering College/Departments for assessing their innovative potential and intrinsic merit. The nominations are to be sent on A-4 size paper in the prescribed format given in the brochure. (Ink signed copy of the nominations are to be sent, in case the same has been downloaded from ISEES website). The nominations must be sent by Deans/Heads of Engineering College where the candidate has carried out his project/thesis and not through the organization where the candidate is presently working.  



  • Ph.D./ M.Tech. thesis examined and accepted/ recommended for Award in 2021, upto the last date of nomination (1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021).

  • Any person not older than 40 years (for PhD)/35 years (for M.Tech) as on the 1st of January 2022 can apply.

Last Date for Nominations

The last date of the receipt of nomination is 30th October 2021.  Subsequently, when requested by the Society, the Institution / College should be prepared to furnish copies of theses/projects along with relevant documents at a short notice. 


Selection Procedure
The shortlisted nominees will be invited to make a presentation followed by an interaction with the Selection Committee on dates to be announced later.



The award shall consist of a citation, a plaque and cash prize of Rs. 10000 for Best PhD Thesis and Rs. 7500 for Best M.Tech Thesis. 


The decision of the ISEES Council shall be final.


Forwarding of Nominations

Nominations may be sent to:

Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal

International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, Uttar Pradesh, India

Tel: +91-512-2597982, Fax: +91-512-2597408




Application Proforma                                                List of ISEES Best Thesis Awardees

2016 International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Last Updated on 04th September, 2018