Alumni Association

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award

Nominations invited for the Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award (SDA)
Details of the award

Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award was instituted by IIT Kanpur in the memory of Mr. Satyendra K. Dubey (BT/CE/1994/IITK) and his exemplary life and supreme sacrifice. The details of the award are appended below.

Any alumnus / alumna / faculty member / staff member of any IIT can nominate any alumnus of any IIT for the award. The award will be given to one who has distinguished himself / herself by displaying highest professional integrity for upholding human values. Alumni Association (AA) invites nominations for the Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award for the year 2016. You are requested to nominate a person / s who, in your opinion, deserve this award. Nominations should reach AA by post or email at the addresses mentioned below. It is requested that nominations be accompanied by as much relevant material (in form of bio-data, Newspaper articles/profiles, information on other awards and commendations etc.) as is possible for the nominator to supply.


INTRODUCTION: This award has been instituted by IIT Kanpur in the memory of its alumnus Satyendra K. Dubey (BT/CE/94) who sacrificed his life to uphold the integrity and dignity of his profession. The award is conferred every year along with the Distinguished Alumnus Awards.

ELIGIBILITY: Any alumnus of any IIT who has distinguished himself by displaying the highest professional integrity in upholding human values.

NOMINATIONS: Nominations can be sent by any alumnus / alumna / faculty / staff of any IIT addressed to the
Alumni Association,
210 SAC Building,
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur - 208 016

by post or by Filling the form.

The last day for submitting the nominations is 31st August 2016.

Biographical note on Mr. Satyendra K. Dubey

Former Deputy General Manager / Project Director, Koderma Project Implementation Unit, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI): Born in a small village in Sewan (Bihar), Mr. Satyendra Kumar Dubey studied in a village school before successfully competing in the IIT Joint Entrance Examination. He graduated from IIT Kanpur with a B. Tech. degree in Civil Engineering in 1994 with second position in his class. Fuelled by his desire to contribute to public welfare, Mr. Dubey chose to join the Indian Engineering Services as opposed to pursuing a glittering corporate career or greener pastures abroad. In July 2002, he was posted as an Assistant Project Manager at the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). Honest and dedicated, Mr. Dubey made his mark on the Rs. 450 crore highway stretch.

He used to ride his bicycle to the quarry to inspect the quality of stone and other equipment to enforce commitment to contracts. He never compromised on quality and once forced a contractor to reconstruct a 6 km stretch of highway after discovering inferior work. Mr. Dubey invariably visited work sites several times a week, instead of the usual practice of once in some months. While posted at Gaya on a project, he once got three engineers suspended for mishandling of funds.

Mr. Dubey was selected as the Deputy General Manager / Project Director of the Koderma Project Implementation Unit to handle the 5,200 km stretch in the Golden Quadrilateral Corridor Project. A dreadful fate however awaited the courageous and upright young man. While traveling by rickshaw to his house from the railway station on the morning of November 27, 2003, Mr. Dubey was murdered and was found lying near A P colony in Gaya, shot dead through a highly sophisticated weapon. It appears that some people who found it inconvenient to have Mr. Dubey as the Project Director eliminated him.

Mr. Dubey did what he did despite of personal consequences, obstacles, dangers and pressures. In recognition of his honesty, integrity, dedicated service and upright behavior in public life, the Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award has been instituted by IIT Kanpur.