TSDSI Hall Of Fame

Call for Nominations – TSDSI Fellows Awards 2021

TSDSI Roll of Honour was instituted from year 2019 onwards to felicitate individuals who have contributed to the cause of TSDSI. Persons who have made outstanding efforts, contributions or accomplishments of technical nature or for institutional building or raising reputation of TSDSI in the community, will be recognised as “TSDSI Fellows”.

Fellows will receive a commendation certificate and their names will be hosted on the TSDSI Website.

This is a Call for Nominations for individuals for being considered for the TSDSI Fellows Awards for the year 2021.

Award Categories:

There are three Award Categories:

  1. Technical Category: accomplishments, contributions to TSDSI technical activities
  2. Organizational Category: outstanding contribution towards building TSDSI as an institution
  3. Champion Category: enhancing TSDSI influence/stature in the ecosystem

Call for Nominations:

The Nomination window for awards in all the above categories is open from this announcement date till 31 July 2021. A member organization may nominate individuals in format prescribed at Annexure A, latest by 31 July 2021 EOD. The nomination forms should be submitted to bindoo@tsdsi.in  by email.

Rules for Nomination:

  1. Nominees for technical and organizational categories to be restricted from within TSDSI members only.
  2. Nominations can be made only by Members
  3. Nominations made in a previous year maybe rolled over to the next year if endorsed by the nominator.
  4. Members can submit nominations of different individuals in more than one category.
  5. Jury members should not nominate any persons for the awards.
  6. Jury may choose not to select anyone for one or more of the awards, if no-one suitable is found
  7. Jury members are selected in their individual capacity.

The awards will be announced in October 2021.

Awards Panel for year 2021

“Awards Panel” constituted for evaluating the nominations received for year 2021 is as follows:

PanelistsTechnical CategoryOrganizational CategoryTSDSI Champions Category
ChairMr N G Subramaniam
(Chair, TSDSI; COO, TCS)
Mr N G Subramaniam
(Chair, TSDSI; COO, TCS)
Mr N G Subramaniam
(Chair, TSDSI; COO, TCS)
Co-ChairMr Satish Jamadagni
(Vice Chair, TSDSI; VP,R-JIO)
Mr Satish Jamadagni
(Vice Chair, TSDSI; VP,R-JIO)
Mr Satish Jamadagni
(Vice Chair, TSDSI; VP,R-JIO)
MembersMr R Prakash, Vice Chair- SGN
Mr Akhilesh Srivastava, Chair – SGSS
Mr Sharad Arora, Vice-Chair- SGSS
Ms Gnanapriya C, Sr. Principal Architect- ECS, Infosys Ltd.
Dr Nixon Patel, CEO, QuLabs
Dr R K Upadhyay,
Co-Chair Outreach Committee and Governing Council Member
Mr Sharad Arora,
Co-Chair Outreach Committee and Governing Council Member
Dr R K Upadhyay,
Co-Chair Outreach Committee and Governing Council Member
Mr Sharad Arora,
Co-Chair Outreach Committee and Governing Council Member
ConvenerMs Pamela Kumar (DG, TSDSI)Ms Pamela Kumar (DG, TSDSI)Ms Pamela Kumar (DG, TSDSI)

Click here to download Award Nomination Form.

TSDSI Hall of Fame was instituted from year 2019 onwards to felicitate individuals who have contributed to the cause of TSDSI by providing outstanding leadership, making outstanding contributions of technical nature, for institution building and raising reputation of TSDSI in the community.

Awardees of the Hall of Fame 2020 are:

TSDSI FELLOW (Technical Excellence) 2020

Dr Klutto Milleth, Chief Technologist, CEWiT, for “his significant technical contributions relating to improvement in spectral efficiency and latency in TSDSI 5G standard 5Gi, which is going to become part of IMT-2020 specifications of ITU-R. He is also one of the flag bearers of TSDSI, for contributions from India at 3GPP.”

   

 

TSDSI FELLOW (Organization Building) 2020

Prof Abhay Karandikar, Former Chairman, TSDSI (Director IIT Kanpur), for “his efforts in steering TSDSI through a very critical initial period and establishing a strong organizational framework. He led TSDSI from the front as the first Vice-Chair, and then as Chair, and also as interim DG to provide the much needed stability and direction for the initial 5 years of TSDSI.”

 

 

TSDSI FELLOW (Champion) 2020

Ms Aruna Sundararajan, Former Secretary, DoT, for “her decisive leadership in building support for TSDSI’s efforts at ITU. She enabled the path for better Rural Broadband 5G connectivity in India and worldwide, by enabling TSDSI to make history at ITU-R WP5D first by contributing LMLC as a mandatory IMT-2020 requirement, and then through the first ever Radio Interface Technology submission from India.” The awardees were selected by an eminent Jury panel comprising TSDSI leadership and invited expert Mr Arif Khan, Chief Digital Officer, NPCI, from nominations received from members.

TSDSI completed five years of existence on 7th January 2019. As we look back on our brief history of five years, we see the vision, wisdom and tireless efforts of our members and patrons that went into shaping TSDSI and laying a strong foundation for Digital Communication Standardization framework in India.

To commemorate successful completion of 5 years, a TSDSI Roll of Honour was instituted to felicitate individuals who have contributed to the cause of TSDSI by providing outstanding organisational leadership, championing the cause of TSDSI and making outstanding technical contributions. A rigorous process of nominations by Members and selections by the Awards Jury was followed over a 3 month period. The final winners were awarded with a plaque and a certificate each, by Ms Aruna Sundararajan, Former Chairperson Digital Communications Commission (DCC) and Secretary DoT, in a glittering TSDSI Awards Ceremony, held in New Delhi on 14 October 2019, World Standards Day.

TSDSI Fellow – Technical Excellence

Awardee #1: Prof. Kiran Kuchi, IIT Hyderabad,

for his pioneering leadership at TSDSI and specifically for the Pi/2 BPSK and NB-IOT coverage enhancement contributions at 3GPP, thus establishing a firm global footprint for India as a technology innovator for 5G.

Awardee #2: Dr Radha Krishna Ganti, IIT Madras,

for “Leading the first ever technology contribution from TSDSI ‘LMLC for IMT2020’ and ‘TSDSI-RIT submission’ at ITU-R WP5D, heralding India’s arrival as a technology contributor to 5G.”

TSDSI Fellow – Organizational Leadership

Dr. Kumar N Sivarajan, Tejas Networks and the first Chairman of TSDSI

for “Providing strong leadership to TSDSI as its first Chairman and establishing a solid foundation for sustainable growth”.