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Awards and Achievements

Since childhood, Udaya Kumar has actively participated in several extra-curricular activities and won numerous awards. He has held organizational positions at highest rank and organized many events at National, State and Institute level. His organizational abilities not only earned him awards but good friends as well. His success is also because of their help and support.

2010–11
Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal, IIT Bombay
For excellence in Academics and Extra Curricular Activities
Awarded the first 'PhD in Design' from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay
Young Alum Achiever Award, IIT Bombay
Young Achiever Award, St. John's International Residential School
Lifetime Achiever Award, Lions Club International, Chennai

2009–10

Designer of the Indian Currency Symbol
Young Indian Leader,
CNN-IBN, Network 18
Communicator of the Year,
Association of Business Communicators of India, Mumbai
Appreciation Award, Alumni Association, School of Architecture and Planning
Gold Medal of Appreciation, La Chatelaine Residential Junior College, Chennai
Organizer,
Typography Day 2009, Sir J J Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai


2008–09
Organization Citation, IIT Bombay
Sports Citation,
IIT Bombay
Sports Citation, Hostel 7, IIT Bombay
(Only person to be awarded two Institute Citations in the year)

Bronze – Volleyball, Inter IIT Sports Meet held at IIT Madras
Silver – 1500m, PG Sports 2009
Facilitator, Calligraphy workshop organized by Institute’s Cultural Council, Rang

2007–08
Organizer, Typography Day 2008, IDC
Bronze – Volleyball, Inter IIT Sports Meet held at IIT Bombay
Sports Color, Hostel 7, IIT Bombay

Winners – Inter Hostel Volley ball GC, Hostel 7
Bronze – 1500m, PG Sports 2008
Silver – Basketball, PG Sports 2008
Election Officer, Student’s General Election 2008


2006–07
Person of the Year (Organization), IIT Bombay
PG Nominee, Students Gymkhana Executive Committee, IIT Bombay
Senate Member, IIT Bombay (Student Representative)
Overall Coordinator, PG Sports 2007
Overall Coordinator, Swarsandhya 2007

Coordinator, Freshman PhD Mentor program (for short duration)
Organizer, Student’s General Election 2007
Organizer, Institute Farewell function, IIT Bombay

Bronze –
Volleyball, Inter IIT Sports Meet held at IIT Guwahati
Silver – Basketball, PG Sports 2007
Special Mention in Sports, Hostel 7


2005–06
First PhD scholar of IDC, IIT Bombay (to join 'PhD in Design' program)
Department Representative
, Research Scholars’ Forum
PhD Representative,
Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay
Sports Color, Hostel 7


2002–03
Best Senior Award, IDC, IIT Bombay (Given by the students)
Silver – Volleyball, Inter IIT Sports Meet held at IIT Delhi
Runners-up – Inter Hostel Volleyball GC, Hostel 4


2000–01
Best Outgoing Sportsman of the Year
President, Student’s Council, School of Architecture & Planning, Anna University
Syndicate Member, Anna University (Student Representative)


1999–2000
Sports Person of the Year
General Secretary, Student’s Council, SAP, Anna University
First place (in two entries) – Tamil Nadu Police Housing Design Competition
Overall Champions in Intra-College Sports, SAP, Anna University


1998–99
Sports Secretary, Student’s Council, School of Architecture & Planning, Anna University
Second Prize, Ze’lante All India Furniture Design Competition
Organizer, College Sports and Cultrual events, SAP, Anna University
Overall Champions in Intra-College Sports, SAP, Anna University


1996–97
Best Incoming Sportsman of the Year, SAP, Anna University
Winners (Captain) – Intra college Volleyball, SAP
Red House Captain, NSO, Anna University


1993–96
Best Behavior Student Award (93, 94), La Chatelaine Residential Junior College
Proficiency in Art Award (93, 94, 95),
La Chatelaine Residential Junior College
South House Captain (96), La Chatelaine Residential Junior College, Chennai