Category Archives: Alumni Affairs

Manish Memorial Fund: Selections Procedure

Selection Procedure for award of Manish Memorial Award

  • The award is open to all academic students of the Department of Materials Engineering.
  • The canditate should have the paper authored or co-authored by him/her accepted in a  conference / workshop / symposium / seminar.  Preference is to be given to international events.
  • Selection Criteria: The following criteria may be followed for the selection – Merit, Standard of the conference and Need.
  • The amount of the standard award is decided by the Department from time to time. At present it stands at a maximum of Rs. 25,000. The award can be shared by more than one person, in which case, the amount of the award may be decided by the selecting authority.
  • A student is normally eligible to receive this award only once during their tenure at IISc.

Manish Memorial Endowment Fund History


Manish Memorial Endowment Fund was initiated in the name of Mr. Manish Narayan with the objective of providing a young research scholar from the Department of Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy), IISc, international research exposure by supporting him/her to attend an international conference for presenting a paper.

Manish Narayan was an M.E (I) student from the Department of Metallurgy, IISc, between 1989 – 1993. His field of interest was Composites and he did his final ME project with Prof M.K. Surappa. After his graduation he had a short stint with Titan Industries, where he worked on the ‘Tanishq’ range of jewellery watches. He then went to pursue a Doctorate in NJIT & later on shifted to Lehigh. His promising academic career came to an end, when he passed away in a tragic car accident at Tennessee, USA on July 29th 1996 on his way back from Atlanta Olympics.

In the IT / communication era, with monetarily attractive software jobs all around, there were not even 15% graduates from the Department of Metallurgy who went on to pursue their career in Metallurgy. But Manish was one among those 15%.

Many of his batchmates came together to institute a fund in his name at the Department of Metallurgy, IISc, to cherish his memory and also to promote a strong research culture among students working in this area.

All students of the Department of Metallurgy are encouraged to apply for this award. Click here to see the selection procedure and here for the list of awardees.

Click here to see the contributors to this fund.

Click here to see renewed appeal July 2015

Alumni Reunion on 25 June 2015

Over 40 of our alumni will be visiting the Institute for the IISc Alumni Global Conference, which starts with a pre-conference event for the alumni to visit their departments in the afternoon of Thursday, the 25th of June, 2015.

The Alumni Reunion in our Department starts at 2:30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre with alumni introductions, and short presentations by Prof. Vikram Jayaram, Chairman, and Prof. S. Ranganathan.

This will be followed by High Tea in the courtyard for informal interactions between the alumni and our faculty and students. Alumni will also be taken on a tour of the Department and the Institute.

RIP: Prof. G.N.K. Iyengar

It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing away of Prof. G.N.K.Iyengar, an alumnus and former faculty member of our department, on Friday, 17th April, 2015 at 6.30 p.m. at his residence.

A condolence meeting is being arranged on 22.04.2015 (wednesday) at 11.30 a.m. in the Lecture Theatre of the department.

If you wish to share your tributes to (and reminiscences of your association with) Prof. Iyengar, please send them to Prof. S. Subramanian at

Alumni Dinner during the 2014 NMD-ATM in Pune

Update: The response has been great! You can find the list of confirmed participants at the end of the post. It’ll keep getting updated.

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Following up on the successful Alumni Dinner that we had during last year’s NMD-ATM in Varanasi, we are planning a similar event during this year’s NMD-ATM in Pune. This will offer a wonderful opportunity for our alumni to re-connect with fellow alumni, as well as with current faculty and students.

Please mark your calendar for the evening of Wednesday, the 12th of November, 2014. St. Laurn Hotel is the venue for the dinner. Here’s the full address:

St. Laurn Business Hotel
15 A, Koregaon Road
Pune 411001
St. Laurn Business Hotel is about 6 km from the College of Engineering – Pune (COE-P), which is the Conference venue — consult the map for directions).

The cost will be in the range of Rs. 900 to Rs. 1000 per person.

This is a call to request all our alumni who are delegates at NMD-ATM, as well as our alumni in the Pune-Mumbai region, to join us at the Dinner.

Please send your RSVP as soon as possible (and in any case, latest by Friday, the 7th of November) to

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Update: Confirmed participants

  • Dheepa Srinivasan (GE-Bangalore)

  • Vinay Jain (TCS-Pune)

  • Rishabh Shukla (TCS-Pune)

  • T.A. Abinandanan (IISc-Bangalore)

  • G. Phanikumar (IIT-Madras)

  • K. Ravi Sankar (IIT-Madras)

  • Ashutosh Gandhi (IIT-Madras)

  • M.P. Gururajan (IIT-Bombay)

  • N.N. Viswanathan (IIT-Bombay)

  • Seshadri Seetharaman (KTH, Sweden)

  • Sundar Daniel (IIT-Roorkee)

  • K. Chattopadhyay (IISc-Bangalore)

  • S. Srikanth (NML, Jamshedpur)

  • S. Manjini (JSW Steel, Hospet)