Jawaharlal Nehru New College of Engineering (JNNCE), Shivamogga (Formerly Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering (JNNCE), Shimoga) is recognized worldwide as an institute of academic excellence in the field of engineering, computer applications and management studies. The true measure of an institute’s greatness can be found in the achievements of its alumni. A vast number of the JNNCE’s alumni have gained unique distinction through success in their professions, service to the industry, and contribution to their communities. A large number of bright and capable scholars, having graduated from the Institute, have distinguished themselves by means of their extraordinary accomplishments in their chosen professions and by their contributions to the society at large. To recognize, honor and felicitate outstanding former students and to celebrate the achievements of these inspiring achievers and contributors who have made their Alma-mater proud, JNNCE and JNNCE Alumni Association (JNNCEAA) have instituted the Distinguished Alumnus Award since 2018.
Distinguished Alumnus Awards
1.1 Category 1 – Excellence in Entrepreneurship
1.2 Category 2 – Professional Excellence - Men
1.3 Category 3 - Professional Excellence - Women
1.4 Category 4 – Excellence in Academics
1.5 Category 5 – Excellence in Societal/Community/General Service
1.6 Category 6 - Excellence in Technology Innovation / R & D
1.7 Category 7 - Excellence in Alma-mater Associate ship
The Distinguished Alumnus Awards recognize and celebrate the diverse achievements of JNNCE graduates, both professionally and personally for outstanding contributions to their profession, community and the advancement of society. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by the Institute. Office of the Alumni relations will receive nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Call for nominations will be circulated by April of the relevant year. The selection is done by a committee appointed by the Principal, JNNCE. The awards are presented during “Global Alumni Meet” to be held in third Saturday of May each year.
3.1.1 Category 1 – Excellence in Entrepreneurship
Significant entrepreneurial skills & accomplishments, company formation with high turnover and employing people, and creation of support structure for entrepreneurs, success of start-ups in establishing market presence, scale of operation & reach to society, awards & recognition, coaching, mentoring & advisory activities. Their Enterprise should have been in continuous existence at least for the past 5 years in any part of the world.
3.1.2. Category 2 – Professional Excellence - Men
Exceptional management skills, leadership position with company, awards & recognition, Board memberships, Fellowships, testimonials, global stature, Collaborations with academia, community service, team leadership in setting up new enterprises, mentoring track-record, membership of professional associations & industry bodies.
3.1.3. Category 3 – Professional Excellence - Women
Exceptional management skills, leadership position with company, awards & recognition, Board memberships, Fellowships, testimonials, global stature, Collaborations with academia, community service, team leadership in setting up new enterprises, mentoring track-record, membership of professional associations & industry bodies, all other as in other category.
3.1.4 Category 4 – Excellence in Academics
Academic achievements and honors, intellectual contributions to the field of expertise, pioneering work, journal papers & citation indices, conference papers, books and book chapters, number of Ph.D. scholars guided, funded research projects executed, visiting professorships, lectureships, fellowships in professional associations, student mentoring & welfare activities, peer testimonials, awards & recognition. It is given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional and sustained leadership in his/her community, professional field, or personal commitments, and has given a significant contribution of time and talent to the Institute associated with.
3.1.5 Category 5 – Excellence in Societal/Community/General Service
Significant accomplishments in diverse areas-service to society, excellence in public administration, notable achievements in humanities, media, literature, fine arts, community development, environment & sustainable living, leadership and innovation, scale of impact, awards & honors received, advisor to CEO, CTO, CFO or top positions, strategist to leading companies etc
3.1.6 Category 6 - Excellence in Technology Innovation / R & D
Innovations in application of technology, design & development achievements, awards & recognition (external & internal), technical leadership activities & positions, fellowships in professional organizations, patents & publications, industry standards activities, collaborations with academia, community service; Demonstrated excellence in their field (professional, academic, research or community); Demonstrated leadership and innovation; Evidence of contribution to and recognition by their profession or community at a local, national or international level, inventor with granted and filed patents, innovations, technology commercialization etc
3.1.7 Category 7 - Excellence in Alma-mater Associateship
Service to the Institute, service to alumni, promotion of industry-institute interaction, significant leads & referrals secured, supportive/affirmative actions in institution promotion & development, membership of institute committees/bodies, guest lectures/invited talks/student project guidance/co-guidance, training & mentoring liaison/facilitation with external agencies/resources, support to & participation in institutional programs & events etc.