“After Eqbal Ahmad’s untimely death, Mr. Abdul Majeed, Chairman ATC Group, and a distinguished member of TIP Academic Council, instituted an Eqbal Ahmad Achievement Award to honour his memory. It is intended for the TIP student who most closely embodies the values Eqbal Ahmad stood for. This gold medal carries a cash award of Rs 10,000. But more importantly, it is awarded to the student who shows a deep commitment to improve society, and a desire to help those less fortunate than himself or herself.

In order to have a more transparent system of selecting the best graduate for this prestigious award, nominations are called for from students, faculty and staff. Any student from the graduating classes of all disciplines can be nominated but a detailed case as to why a nomination deserves the award must be submitted in a sealed envelope personally to the President of TIP.”

After a rigorous process, nominees for the award are determined, and are interviewed by a panel led by the Chancellor which then shortlists the name of one candidate unanimously voted for conferment of the prestigious award.

It is a matter of utmost pride and prestige to receive this coveted award.