IITR ENCORE Awards

About ENCORE

Eighty Nine Class of Roorkee Endowment (ENCORE) is an endowment fund established by the IIT Roorkee graduating class of 1989 for the benefit of the Institute, its students, faculty and staff. This fund was set up in 2014 in partnership with IIT Roorkee to mark the 25th anniversary of our graduation from the Institute. A total of INR 115 Lakhs has been raised via multiple fund raising initiatives since inception, which has resulted in increased grants over time. The fund appreciates the contribution of its donors, the efforts of numerous volunteers, faculty and staff who are involved in making a difference in the lives of deserving students currently pursuing their degrees at the institute.

The Awards

The ENCORE Awards are highly selective and prestigious. They recognize and reward students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments during their years at the Institute.

    • ENCORE Awards for All-round Excellence : Four awards of Rs 60,000 each given to 4th year students for excellence across academics, sports, arts, social service and overall leadership.

    • ENCORE Awards for Merit-cum-means: Eight awards of Rs. 30,000 each given to 3rd year students for all-round excellence with means as an additional criteria.

    • ENCORE Awards for Merit-cum-means: Eight awards of Rs. 30,000 each given to 2nd year students for all-round excellence with means as an additional criteria.

We would like to encourage and recognize excellence demonstrated by women in technology. There are specific awards for female students.

Selection Criteria

All 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students in a 4 or 5 year program admitted through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) are eligible to apply.

The award-winners will be selected jointly by IIT Roorkee and representatives of the class of 1989 based on a rigorous selection process. Please refer to the Application Information page for the detailed selection criteria.

Timeline

  1. August 2022 - Application for ENCORE 2022 Awards opens. Application link.

  2. September 22, 2022 - Application deadline

  3. Mid November 2022 - Interview shortlists.

  4. December 2022 - January 2023 - Final interviews

  5. February 2023 - Awards announced

  6. 1st week of March 2022 - Awards presented.