About the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award
The ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award was established in 2011 by ACM India with approval from the ACM Awards Committee. This award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation 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 on current and past winners and to nominate.
Each PhD granting institution based in India can normally nominate 1 student for the award. Institutions that produce more than 10 dissertations in relevant areas per year can nominate 2 students. Each dissertation nominated for the 2021 award must have been defended successfully between August 1, 2019 and August 14, 2020. Nominations must be received by August 31, 2020 to qualify for consideration of the 2021 award.
Jatin Batra of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has received the ACM India Council's 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Award for "Dynamic Programming for Scheduling Problems." Honorable Mention went to K. Venkatesh Emani of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, for "Optimization of Data Access from Imperative Programs using Static Analysis."