Research Paper Grants

Program Chair: Job Description

Dr, Vivek Varma
BE (Ind) 1983

Dr. Kesari Mishra
BE (E&C) 2001

Dr. Anurag Bhargava
BE (E&C) 1995


UPDATE (Nov 27, 2016): Research Paper Grants program awarded approx. 50 grants during the years of operation (2009-16). Upon request from IITR, this program has been discontinued to avoid duplication with another program administered by IITR. Future applicants are requested to apply to the office of Dean Alumni Affairs to seek support on research paper presentations. The information below pertains to the discontinued program.  

Under this program, IIT Roorkee Heritage Foundation supports current IITR students/research scholars in their efforts to present research papers at reputed international/domestic conferences. The program provides funds mainly for oral presentation of original research work in order to provide a rich international/national experience to the IITR students/research scholars. The grant covers only a part of the total cost of presenting the research paper (e.g. cost of conference registration, accommodation, transportation etc.). Therefore, students/research scholars are expected to tap their departmental and other resources for meeting rest of the cost.

The program has n
ow been extended to support presentation of posters based on the research done by IITR undergraduate students. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in this program.

This program does
not cover training, short courses or internships.
Selection Criteria
Each application is evaluated on the following criteria (but not limited to): conference reputation; potential of the research to positively impact social welfare and impr
ove technological understanding; and, alignment with applicant’s career objectives. The applicant has to be a student/research scholar registered at IITR at the time of application.
Please note that application from a person who has been awarded financial assistance under this program in last 18 months may not be considered.

Students/research scholars are encouraged to submit their request for grant at the earliest once their research paper/poster has been accepted. Since there are a large number of applications received every month, review and final decision by Program Chairs may take up to 6-8 weeks. Applications submitted within 6 weeks of the conference will not be considered. Applications are reviewed on the First In First Out basis without any exception.

Application Requirements: Fill out the application online for consideration of the award. Downloadable form is meant for reference only. 

Grant Application Form < Fill Online > 

You are also required to submit the following documentation to the Program Chairs through email:

  1. Letter of recommendation from IITR Professor/Supervisor/Head of Dept. This is required even for the research done outside IITR.
  2. Copy of the Research paper/Poster accepted
  3. Conference host’s letter of acceptance
  4. Conference brochure
  5. Details of the expenses involved (e.g. registration fee, airfare, hotel, visa fee etc.) and availability of funds from all the sources including requests submitted to DST/CSIR/Dean AA/Department, and personal resources (in tabular format)
  6. Your current resume (2 pages max)

Scanned copies are acceptable. Inability or delay in submitting the required documents will result into rejection of the application or longer processing time.

Students' feedback for our efforts

List of Grant Awardees/Recipients:

Awardee Picture  Awardee Details  Conference Details

Sahaj Saxena
PhD Scholar
Department of Electrical Engineering

10th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems 2015. 17-20th December, 2015


Krishnakant Dhakar
PhD Scholar
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Twenty-Fourth International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM XXIV) 18/12/15 to 20/12/15, Kansai University Osaka, Japan


Sabyasachi Biswas
PhD Scholar
Department of Civil Engineering

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting. January 10–14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C., United States of America


Abhay Prakash
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering


The 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 25-31 July, 2015 at Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


Vikas Thakur 
PhD Scholar
Department of Management Studies

The 4th International Conference on IT Applications and Management (ITAM). Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea. 24th - 26th of June, 2015.


Neha Arora
PhD Scholar
Department of Biotechnology 

The 5th international conference on Algal biomass, biofuels and bioproducts from 7-10th June 2015 at San Diego, USA. San Diego, USA : June 7-10th


Rushil Nagda
Department of Mathematics

IEEE International Conference on Communication. 8th-12th June 2015, London


Alka Chaddha
PhD Scholar
Department of Mathematics

International Conference on Differential & Difference Equations and Applications 2015. Departamento de Ciências Exatas e Naturais, Military Academy, Amadora, Portugal. May 18th to 22th, 2015.


Arsalan Alam
Dept. of  Electronics & Communication

65th IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), 2015. 26-29 May 2015, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA.


Souvik Chakraborty
Ph.D. Research Scholar
Department of Civil Engineering


International Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Sciences and Engineering (UNCECOMP 2015) 25 - 27 May 2015 Crete Island, Greece


Gite Gaurav Bhaskar
B.Tech 4th year
Department of Electrical Engineering

45th IEEE International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic (ISMVL 2015). May 18-20, 2015, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Shantanu Agarwal
B.Tech 4th year
Department of Civil Engineering


International Conference on Innovations in Chemical and Agricultural Engineering. Feb 8-9 2015, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia


Pankaj Kumar Gupta
Ph.D. Research Scholar
Dept of 
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

The 8th Thailand Metallurgy Conference (TMETC-8), Bangkok, Thailand, Dec 15-16.


Shikha Narang
Ph.D. Research Scholar
Dept of Chemistry
International Conference ‘8th Singapore International Chemistry Conference 2014’ (SICC 2014), December 14-17, 2014, Singapore.


Gaurav Chaudhary
B. Arch III Yr
Dept of Architecture & Planning

First International Conference and Exhibition on Efficient Building Design in partnership with ASHRAE, The American University of Beirut, Lebanon, October 2 and 3, 2014



Ph.D. Research Scholar in Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering

International Conf. on Signal Processing & Communications (SPCOM), Bangalore,  India, Jul 22-Jul 25, 2014


Shahid Ul Islam,
Research Scholar in Dept. of Alternate Hydro Energy Centre

International Green Energy Conf. (SIGEC), Tianjin,  China, May 25-May 28, 2014


Shailesh Kumar Srivastava
Ph.D. Research Scholar in Dept. of Mathematics

The Seventh Conference on Function Spaces, SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois, USA, May 20-May 24, 2014


Karan Arora,

B.Tech 4th Year
Dept of Civil Engg.

IRCESM (International Conf. on Engineering Science and Management), Dubai UAE, Jun 4-Jul 6, 2014


Stuti Rani,

PhD. Research Scholar in Dept. of Physics

INTERMAG, Dresden, Germany, May 4-May 8, 2014


Sachin Muley,

B.Tech 4th Year
Dept. of Met. Engg & Mat. Sc.

ICEMP(International Conf. on Emerging Materials and Processes), Bhubaneswar, India, Feb 26-Feb 28, 2014

R.Siva Chidambaram
PhD. Research Scholar in Dept. of Earthquake Engineering

International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management - 2013, Kandy, Srilanka, December 13-15, 2013

Kush Garg
B.Tech 4th Year
Dept. of Civil Engineering

Hong Kong International Conference on Engineering & Applied Science, Hong Kong, December 19-21, 2013


Kapil Agarwal,

B.Tech 4th Year
Dept. of Comp. Sc.

ICACNS(2nd International Conf. on Advanced Computing, Networking and Security), Mangalore, Dec 15-Dec 17, 2013

Khushboo Verma
Ph.D Research Scholar in Dept. of Mathematics

11th Engineering Mathematics and Application Conference, Brisbane, Australia, December 1-4, 2013.

Ranjay Hazra
PhD. Research Scholar in Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering
2013 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Communication and Computing (ICSPCC 2013), Kunming,China, August 5-8, 2013

Akshay V. Singhal
B.Tech 2nd Year,

Dept. of Met. and Mat. Engg.
3rd International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes,A Coruña, Spain, July 9-11, 2013

Yogesh Udaykrishna Shah
PhD. Research Scholar in Center for Transportation Systems (CTRANS)
International Conference on Airfield and Highway Pavement 2013, Los Angeles, USA, June 9-12, 2013

Monika Patial
PhD. Research Scholar in Dept. of Physics

Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VI, Lisbon, Portugal, May 19-24. 2013

International Nuclear Physics Conference, Firenze, Italy, June 2-7, 2013


Mohar Singh,
B.Tech 4th Year, Paper Technology

IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2013), Singapore, April 16-19, 2013

Vikramaditya Dave,
PhD. Research Scholar in Dept. of Electrical Engg.

International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, ICMCTF-2013, San Diego, USA, April 29 - May 3, 2013

Anuradha Ravi
PhD. Research Scholar in Dept.
of Computer Science & Engg.

IEEE international Symposium on Mobile Cloud Computing and Service Engineering, San Francisco, USA, Mar 25 - Mar 28, 2013

Rahul Roy
International Conference on Economics Marketing & Management, ICEMM 2013, Dubai, UAE, Jan 19 - Jan 20, 2013
Sanchika Gupta
Ph.D Research Scholar in Dept. of Electronics & Computer Engineering

The 7th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2012), London, UK, Dec 10-12, 2013

Govind Gulbadhar
B.Tech 3rd Year,
Dept. of Chemical Engg.

5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI2012), Madrid, Spain, Nov 19-21, 2012


Putul Haldar,
PhD. Research Scholar in Dept. of Earthquake Engineering
15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 15WCEE 2012, Lisbon, Portugal, Sep 24 - Sep 28, 2012


Deepika Chaudhry
PhD. Research Scholar in Dept. of Physics

International Conference on Nuclear Structure, NS 2012, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois USA, Aug 13 - Aug 17, 2012


Shailza Singh
PhD. Research Scholar in Dept. of Architecture & Planning

International Conference on Civil Engineering and Architecture, ICCEA 2012, Hong Kong, Aug 3 - Aug 4, 2012


Sanchit Agarwal
Research Scholar in Dept. of Water Resources Development and Management

International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance and Safety Engineering QR2MSE 2012, Chengdu, China, June 15 - June 18, 2012


Sachin Tyagi,

Research Scholar in Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies ICMAT 2011, Singapore, June 26 - July 1, 2011

Saurabh Chandra,
M.Tech. in
Dept. of
Electrical Engg


The Fourth International Conference on Electric Utility Deregulation and Restructuring and
Power Technologies (DRPT) 2011,
Weihai, Shandong, China, July 6-9. 2011


Ajay Chaudhary,

M.Tech. Research Scholar in Dept. of ECE

International Conference on Information Science and Application ICSISA 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, Apr 26-29, 2011

Vivek Jain,

PhD. Research Scholar in Dept. of Mech. & Ind. Engg

2nd International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Technologies MIMT 2011, Singapore, Feb 26-28, 2011


Deepika Sharma,

PhD. Scholar in Dept. of Met. and Materials Engg.

PFAM-2011, Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, Auckland, New Zealand, Jan 14-17, 2011

B.B. Gupta,

PhD. Research Scholar in Dept. of
Electronics and Communication Engineering

ICINC-2010, International Conference on Intelligent Network and Computing, Kualalumpur, Malaysia, Nov 26-28, 2010


Cashmira Pramanik,

B.Arch in Dept. of Architecture & Planning


ICERI-2010, International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, Spain, Nov 15-17, 2010


Yogendra K Gautam,

Research Scholar in Dept. of Met. Engg. & Nano Science Lab

MH-2010 (International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems), Moscow, Russia, July 19-23, 2010


Vinod Ashokan,

Research Scholar in Dept. of Physics

ICMAT (International Conf. on Materials for Advanced Technologies), Singapore, Jun 28-Jul 3, 2009

 Last Updated: Nov 27, 2016