Scholarships and Financial Aid
A) Scholarships instituted by donors
Professor DV Pai Scholarship
Prof. Devidas Venkatesh Pai was born in Goa, India in September 1941. He earned B.Sc. Hons (Mathematics) and M.Sc. (Mathematics) both in first class with Distinctions from Mumbai University. He joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay as Associate Lecturer in July 1967 and was promoted subsequently as a Lecturer in 1969. He completed his Ph.D. Degree from IIT Bombay in the area of Approximation Theory in 1972. He was promoted as Assistant Professor in 1973 and subsequently rose to the position of professor there (1983-2004) and was given the opportunity of working as Head of the Department during 1984-87 at IIT Bombay.
Prof. Pai received the Excellence in Teaching Award given by IIT Bombay in 2000. He has also been conferred the title Professor Emeritus by IIT Bombay in 2008. The Indian Mathematical Society honoured him with the 11th Ganesh Prasad Memorial Award Lecture in its 79th Annual Conference at Rajagiri, Cochin in 2013. Subsequently, he was given the opportunity of working as President, Indian Mathematical Society during the year 2016-17. Prof. Pai has been associated with IIT Gandhinagar since July 2009.
Santosh Rani Tandon Scholarship
Prof. Mahesh Tandon is the managing Director, Tandon Consultants Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. He is an international expert in the field of Structural Engineering. Many of the structures designed by Prof Tandon have been widely acclaimed and have received recognition in India as well as internationally. He is the President, Indian Association of Structural Engineers (2015-16) and President, Indian Society of Wind Engineering (2015-16). Under the AICTE- IANE program, he was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at IITs @ Kanpur, Roorkee & Gandhinagar (2005-2015). He is a fellow of INAE, the past Chairman of the National Information Center for Earthquake Engineering at IIT Kanpur and the past president of Indian Concrete Institute. His special areas of interest also include motivating the next generation to adopt Civil Engineering as their profession and vocation in life.
Mrs. Sita Jha Memorial Scholarship
Mr. Nirmal Jha is a 1977 B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) graduate from IIT Kanpur. He has more than 38 years of experience in multinational power industry across Asia, USA and China. He has also served on the board of several international companies. Post retirement from the industry, he is currently associated with IIT Gandhinagar as Advisor (Industry Partnerships).
Kandoi-Dairkee-Gaurav KDG Scholarship
Mahabir Prasad Sultania Scholarship
Mr Deepak Sultania is the Director of Durga Bearings group, the largest distributor of bearings in India. Starting at an early age in business, he has a rich and varied experience of 37 years in the bearing trade. With his great business acumen and modern management practise he has turned his company from a small trading company to become a market leader, distributing products of multinational bearing brands all over India. Mr Deepak has also been awarded the Samaj Ratna award for his philanthropic work in Mumbai, Rajasthan. He is father of an alumnus of IIT Gandhinagar and has set up these scholarships to honour his father Sri Mahabir Prasad Sultania (the founder of Durga Enterprises) and his mother Smt. Durga Devi Sultania.
Niteen P. Sant Scholarship
Lalita J Shah & Jayantilal B Shah Scholarship
Mr Raj shah did his BTech from IIT Bombay and holds a Master’s degree from University of Wisconsin. Mr shah brings unique combination of creative leadership, entrepreneurial success, management discipline, and global experience. At Microsoft, he reenergized their online mapping services, and these mapping assets were acquired by Uber in June 2015. At Google, he spearheaded creation of Maps by establishing a global infrastructure that encompasses all countries mapped by google from the groundup. An entrepreneur by nature, Mr Shah has also held senior management positions in leading Silicon Valley technology firms. This scholarship has been instituted in the name of his parents Mrs Lalita J Shah and Mr Jayantilal B Shah.
P.K. Kelkar Scholarship
Sri Temasek@IIT Gandhinagar Scholarship
Prof. M H Divekar Scholarship
Late Prof Divekar, an adjunct Professor at IITGN during Dec 2009 to July 2013 was passionate about chemical engineering experiments. Throughout his professional career he spent many years in designing labs and lab experiments. He made enormous contribution to the IITGN in its early years by setting up excellent teaching laboratories in chemical engineering.
S.C. Mehrotra’s Scholarship
Chandrakant and Patricia Desai Scholarship
Dr. Chandrakant S. Desai is a Regents Professor at the University of Arizona, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Tucson, AZ , USA. After his high school and college education in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, he received a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in 1959 in Civil Engineering from the Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, University of Bombay. He joined the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ as a Professor and Director of Engineering Mechanics, Geomechanics and Structural Mechanics Program, and later as the Director of the Center of Material Modeling and Computational Mechanics. He served as the Head of the Department from 1987-1991. In 1989, he was awarded the Regents Professorship by The University of Arizona.
Prof. KV Venkatesha Murthy Scholarship
Dr. JL Nayyar Scholarship
B) Scholarships instituted by IIT Gandhinagar
Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Scholarship for Excellence in Sports and Games
Scholarship for Excellence in Arts & Culture
Scholarship for Excellence in Social Work and Leadership
C) Financial Aid
Tuition Fee Waiver for Undergraduate Students Admitted in and after 2016
TATA Motors Financial Aid Program (TMFAP)