About Encore

Encore is an endowment fund established by the IIT Roorkee class of 1989 for the benefit of the Institute, its students, faculty and staff. The fund was set up in 2014 in partnership with the IIT Roorkee administration to mark the 25th anniversary of our graduation from the Institute.

The Awards

The Encore Awards are prestigious and highly selective awards to recognize and reward students that have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment or potential during their years at the Institute.

  • Encore Awards for All-round Excellence : Two to three awards of Rs 50,000 each given to 4th year students for excellence across academics, sports, arts, social service and overall leadership.  

  • Encore Awards for Merit-cum-means: Four to six awards of Rs.30000 each given to 2nd year students for all-round excellence and financial need.


All students selected through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) are eligible. the award-winners will be selected jointly by IIT Roorkee faculty and representatives of the class of 1989 based on a rigorous process including, for shortlisted candidates,  a personal essay and interviews with the awards selection committee.

Applications are generally due by early-September of each year and the award-winners announced in October. The Awards are presented at  the IIT Roorkee Alumni Day in November each year.

All 2 and 4 year students selected through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) are eligible to apply.

Students in the 5 year Integrated Program and the 5 year Architecture Program may also apply, provided they enrolled the Institute through the JEE.


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For more details on the application process and timeline, please view the Application Information page.