Application Information

Application Form :

The online application does not require you to complete it in one sitting. You can save your work in progress and come back to it later before the submission deadline to complete it. Please make sure to either save a link to your work in progress application or have the system email it to you. Otherwise, you will have to restart the application from the beginning.

Application Timelines (tentative)

  1. Oct 7th 2021 - Application for ENCORE 2021 Awards opens.

  2. 11th Nov, 2021 - Applications close.

  3. 11th Jan, 2022- Interview shortlists.

  4. End Jan, 2022 - Final interviews (specific dates to be announced shortly).

  5. 1st week of March 2022 - Awards presented.

Selection Criteria and Grading

General eligibility

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.

Awards for All-round Excellence (for 4th year students)

    • Applicants must be 4th year students

    • At a minimum, one award will be given to a female student

    • Academic achievements:

      • Minimum CGPA of 7.0 at the time of application

      • Internships, research papers, awards and projects

    • Sports, Cultural and Technical achievements

      • Outstanding contribution in one more of these categories

    • Award-winners will be chosen through a two-stage process:

      • Stage 1 : Online application

      • Stage 2 : Interview of shortlisted candidates from Stage 1

Awards for Merit-cum-Means (for 2nd and 3rd year students)

    • Applicants must be 2nd or 3rd year students

    • At a minimum, two awards will be given to female students

    • Special consideration for students with demonstrated financial need in the following annual family income brackets:

      • Rs 0 to Rs 5 lakhs

      • Rs 5 to 10 lakhs

      • Rs 10 to 15 lakhs

    • Academic achievements:

      • Minimum CGPA of 7.0 at the time of application

      • Internships, research papers, awards and projects

    • Sports, Cultural and Technical achievements

      • Outstanding contribution in one more of these categories

    • Award-winners will be chosen through a two-stage process:

      • Stage 1 : Online application

      • Stage 2 : Interview of shortlisted candidates from Stage 1

Code of Conduct

All applicants agree to uphold the highest standards of integrity in their Awards application. The following are grounds for immediate disqualification:

PLAGIARISM: The representation of another person’s work as one’s own, or the attempt “to blur the line between one’s own ideas or words and those borrowed from another source.” (Council of Writing Program Administrators, January 2003, http://wpacouncil.org/node/9. More specifically, the use of an idea, phrase, or other materials from a written or spoken source without acknowledgment in a work for which the student claims authorship.

Examples include: the misrepresentation of sources used in a work for which the student claims authorship; the improper use of course materials in a work for which the student claims authorship; the use of papers purchased online and turned in as one’s own work; submission of written work such as laboratory reports, computer programs, or papers, which have been copied from the work of other students, with or without their knowledge and consent.

A student can avoid the risk of plagiarism in written work or oral presentations by clearly indicating, either in footnotes or in the paper or presentation itself, the source of any idea or wording that he or she did not produce. Sources must be given regardless of whether the idea, phrase or other material is quoted directly, paraphrased or summarized in the student-writer’s own words.

FABRICATION: Falsifying or inventing any information, data, award or other data required for the application.

FALSIFYING: Forging signatures or falsifying information on official, academic or other documents submitted in support of the application.