Selection of Award Winners

Awards Committee
1. The Award Committee consists of:
        a. A Chairman appointed by Section Governing Board             (SGB) of NIGIS
        b. A panel of judges appointed by the Chairman for             evaluation of applications received for various categories             of awards

Duties and Responsibilities  
2. Decisions taken by the Chairman, Awards Committee and NIGIS shall be final and binding to all stake holders Except that applications are not to be individually evaluated by him / her, the Chairman is responsible for all activities including:
        a. Review of completeness of all applications after opening             them
        b. Assign a confidential code number to each application /             applicant and prominently write the same on all             documents to be forwarded to judges for evaluation of             applicants / applications with name of the applicant             suitably masked.
        c. Forward to all judges in a sealed envelope marked “confidential”
            i. All applications after ensuring that name of all applicants is suitably masked in all documents being forwarded to judges for evaluation of               applications.
            ii. Evaluation sheets for each category of award containing (i) all attributes and their weightage points ((marks), (ii) confidential code numbers                 of all applicants and (iii) guidelines for evaluation of applicants / applications.
        d. Review of evaluation sheets of judges to confirm that all applications have been evaluated in accordance with specified guidelines/ criteria.
        e. Informing the award winners about the decision of Awards Committee after computation of total marks of applicants during a joint meeting             with judges.
        f. Presentation of awards during the Award Nite in consultation with NIGIS.

3. Each judge shall be responsible for
        a. Evaluation of all applications according to specified guidelines/ criteria
        b. Forwarding of all duly- marked evaluation sheets in a sealed cover to Chairman according to mutually agreed schedule.
        c. Attending a meeting of judges with Chairman at NIGIS office to compute total marks of applicants, based on total marks given by each judge             on evaluation sheets without names of applicants.

Criterion for Evaluation of Applicants / Applications

All applicants shall be evaluated according to standard guidelines and criteria by an independent panel of judges, co-ordinated by the Chairman, Awards Committee The applicant’s identity shall not be disclosed to judges. Thus all award winners will be selected on the basis of merit of details provided by them in their applications. The award committee will consider following attributes (points of merit) for evaluation of applicants for selection of award winners. Each attribute will have a certain weightage point (mark) depending on the category of the award.

1. Attributes of Applicants  for all individual awards except student awards  
        a. Knowledge and technical competence education
            i. Experience
            ii. General
            iii. Relating to award applied for  
        b. Contribution to the field of corrosion science and technology
            i. Corrosion related technical publications
            ii. Development / improvement of technology Implementation / indigenization of technology  
            iii. Development of innovative / unique solutions to industrial problems
            iv. Introducing / pioneering technologies that are new to India
            v. Human resource development / training programs
        c. Corrosion awareness promotion activities and awards
            i. Membership of corrosion related institutes / organisations
            ii. Participation in corrosion related conferences / seminars
            iii. Awards received for contributions to the field of corrosion
        d. Corrosion awareness promotion activities and awards
            i. Membership of corrosion related institutes / organisations
            ii. Participation in corrosion related conferences / seminars
            iii. Awards received for contributions to the field of corrosion

2. Attributes of applicants for laboratory awards
        a. Objectives of the laboratory
        b. Technical competence
            i. Certification / approval of tests conducted by the laboratory
            ii. Manpower, equipment, and facilities
        c. Experience (last five years)
            i. Number of tests conducted during last five years
            ii. Number of research / development projects carried out
        d. Publications and special technical contributions  
        e. Corrosion awareness promotion activities and awards
            i. Membership of corrosion related institutes / organizations
            ii. Participation in corrosion related conferences / seminars
            iii. Awards received for contributions to the field of corrosion

3. Attributes of applicants for student awards (thesis)
        a. Knowledge and technical competence  
            i. Education
            ii. Experience
                1. General
                2. Relating to award applied for
        b. Thesis work
            i. General: topic of thesis, external examiner’s / thesis guide’s comments, source of funds etc.,
            ii. Technical: type of thesis work, technical papers published and awarded, patents registered and practical application of work etc.
        c. Corrosion awareness promotion activities and awards
            i. Membership of corrosion related institutes / organizations
            ii. Participation in corrosion related conferences / seminars
            iii. Awards received for contributions to the field of corrosion

Awards Application