ITRA projects are fundamentally team oriented. Teamwork needs particularly strong attention in Indian academia and research institutions. The awards below are linked to the performance of the ITRA teams (including student researchers) with respect to the fundamental objectives of ITRA.

General Guidelines

1. All awards are planned to be given at the end of a year, based on the performance during the year, applicable to only the following, one year.
2.The awards will be given to either individual Students or to entire Teams of ITRA Institutions.
The awards are based on self-competition, i.e., making noteworthy leaps in capabilities, and not based on performing better than others. Whether an award is even given in a specific year would depend on whether anyone has made award worthy progress with respect to the award criteria.

The extent of progress is judged from quantitative measurements of performance with respect to the four ITRA metrics.