ACM India Council Awards

ACM India recognizes achievements with its Doctoral Dissertation and Best Student Chapter awards.

The ACM India Best Doctoral Dissertation Award was established in 2011 by ACM India with approval from the ACM Awards Committee. This award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation(s) in Computer Science and Engineering from a degree-awarding institution based in India for each academic year. The ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award is accompanied by a prize of ₹2,00,000. An honorable mention award, if any, is accompanied by a prize of ₹1,00,000. The dissertation(s) will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is the founding sponsor of the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award. Please see the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award page for additional information and current and past winners.

Chapter Awards

Best Student Chapter Awards

ACM India recognizes excellence in Student Chapters. The awards carry a prize of ₹1,00,000 for the Winner and ₹50,000 for the Runners-up. The prizes are sponsored by icertis. Participating chapters are judged in six categories:

  • Community Activities
  • Community Service
  • Website
  • Recruitment Program
  • Participation in ACM India Activities
  • Membership Numbers
  • Social Media Presence

Nominations for the Awards for 2019 will open in December 2019.

Best Student Chapter Awards for 2018

ACM India is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 ACM India Student Chapter Awards.

We invited nominations from ACM Student Chapters from India, for the best and runner-up ACM India student chapter award to be given at the ACM India Annual Event in February. The participating chapters sent a report with details of their activities.

The winner for 2018 is PICT ACM Student Chapter at Pune Institute of Computer Technology

Runner-up: Manipal University Jaipur ACM Student Chapter


ACM India 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Award

Keerti Choudhary of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has received the ACM India Council's 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Award for "Compact and Efficient Fault Tolerant Structures for Directed Graphs." Honorable Mention went to Deepesh Data of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, for "Communication Complexity and Characterization Results in Secure Computation".

2019 ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award recipient Keerti Choudhary and Honorable Mention Deepesh Data