Each year the Institute confers a large number of awards and prizes to honour eminence and contributions in the domain of chemical engineering as well as to nurture young talents. These awards have been instituted with endowments from leading industry houses, media enterprise and R & D organizations. The awardees cover a wide spectrum – revered scientists, esteemed industrialists, respected academics, meritorious students and research scholars, etc.
The earliest of the prizes, that for the Pankaj P Patel Trust Essay Competition was instituted in 1972. Several more were added in 1978 and in the following years. The 2001 witnessed the addition of 44 awards and prizes due to untiring efforts of Professor G D Yadav, the then President of the Institute.
The following are some details about the awards/prizes, grouped into seven categories: