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The Faculty Awards 2020

5th December 2020, Green Park, Chennai | Sub: Call For Nominations vide F.No.VIF/CFN/STA/2020 opened on 5th June 2020

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The Faculty Awards 2020 (is part of Venus International Science and Technology Awards - VISTA is convened by the Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF). This Annual Awards are presented yearly during the Annual Science and Technology Meet (ASTM) The VISTA (conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F. No. VIF/MIN/BM–II/2020 held on May 19, 2020 at VIF Head Quarters) invites nominations vide F.No.VIF/CFN/STA/2020 opened on 5 June 2020 from eligible individuals.


Categories and Criteria

  • Professor of the Year
  • Distinguished Faculty
  • Outstanding Faculty
  • Young Faculty
Professor of the Year

Each year since 2020, this award is conferred for a remarkable Faculty who have track record of Teaching Excellence and Pedagogical Innovation – Leadership in Faculty Governance – Exceptional Contribution to Theoretical or Applied Research – Championship in Service to Students, Faculty and Related communities – Continued Extraordinary Productivity over the course of career.

  • The nominee must be above 55 years of age and at least have 25 years of service as on 5th January 2020.
Distinguished Faculty

Each year since 2015, this award is conferred for a remarkable Faculty Member who have track record of Teaching Excellence and Pedagogical Innovation – Exceptional Contribution to Theoretical or Applied Research – Service to Students and Related communities – Continued Productivity over the course of career.

  • The nominee must be above 44 years of age and at least have 20 years of service as on 5th January 2020.
Outstanding Faculty

Each year since 2015, this award is conferred for a remarkable Faculty Member who have track record of Teaching Excellence – Contribution to Theoretical or Applied Research – Service to Students and Related communities – Productivity over the course of career.

  • The nominee must be above 34 years of age and at least have 10 years of service as on 5th January 2020.
Young Faculty

Each year since 2015, this award is conferred for a remarkable Faculty Member who have track record of Teaching Excellence – Contribution to Theoretical or Applied Research – Service to Students.

  • The nominee must be above 27 years of age and at least have 5 years of service as on 5th January 2020.

Judging Criteria

The VISTA 2020 judging is a peer review process. The panel (from diverse backgrounds, working individually) is instructed to score entries from 0 to 100, using the criteria. The VIF aggregates the scores to determine each category. The panel decision is final and binding. For each category/discipline (Eg. Outstanding Researcher - Engineering) the expert committee will select 3 nominees. However the Apex Committee reserve the rights to honour less or more than 3 nominees in any category who meet standards set by the expert committee.


The committee will use discretion if an individual is nominated for two concurrent awards and will move the nomination to appropriate category based on their judgment. If a nominee meets the criteria for an award, other than the one nominated for, the committee will be deciding to move the nomination to a suitable category.