Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

Br. C. Selvam Endowment Award

[1 September 1952 – 22 September 2021]

The Br. C. Selvam Endowment Award is open to students who have completed their M.Tech. program in the discipline of Computer Science and Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA), at IISc. The Award is intended to recognize the best project submitted for final evaluation in June of every year.

Only projects that have been awarded A+ will be eligible for this award. The aim of this Award is to encourage M.Tech. computer science students to perform at a high level and contribute toward solving an original research problem. CSA will be a driver of this change, attracting brilliant, original thinkers who will dream of and contribute towards software/hardware/technological advances that improve our collective existence.

This annual award (starting from the academic year 2022–2023) consists of a cash prize of Rs 50,000/- and a citation to the awardee. The award ceremony will be held on September 1 every year, the birthday of Br. C. Selvam.

The Award has been instituted by Ms Giruba Beulah S.E., in memory of her father Br. C. Selvam, to promote excellence and advancement in the area of computer science among young professionals. For Ms Giruba, this endowment is a way of preserving the memory and legacy of her father, who was the Founder and President of Comfort Trust.


2022 winner: Somya Sangal

The committee recommends Ms Somya Sangal for the Br. C. Selvam Endowment Award – 2022 to recognize her work on Privacy-Preserving Heavy-Hitters. She has designed fast and robust protocols for tasks such as aggregating client statistics while ensuring that there is no data leakage.

2023 winner: Jaydeep Pawar Vasudev

Jaydeep Pawar Vasudev is awarded the Br. C. Selvam Endowment Award – 2023 to recognize his work on Using Geospatial Information and Improved Deep Learning Methods for Crop Price Prediction. He has applied deep learning architectures towards crop price predictions for time horizons that are significantly longer than the state-of-the-art and demonstrated improvement even for volatile crops like tomatoes.