The award titled “Manoj Jain Award for Excellence in Human Values” is being instituted by the “Legacy of UOR 81” as a memorial and tribute to Late Er. Manoj Jain, Mechanical 1981 batch. 

Manoj Jain was a man of great courage. While braving the onslaught of cancer at the age of 48 Years, his perseverance faced biggest challenge when his elder son met with a fatal accident. In such challenging circumstances, he displayed extreme courage in overcoming the personal pain. His attitude of not accepting defeat whatever the circumstances are, empathy and zeal for positive human values in life was a source of inspiration to all of us. He was one of the pillars of our togetherness, which ensured that even after 33 years of graduating from this great institution, we believe that we are living on an extended campus. The institution of an Award for “Excellence in Human Values” after his name, is for us an appropriate way of paying our tribute to him.

By instituting this annual award at our beloved ‘Alma Mater’, and commemorating this occasion, as a flag ship event every year, for “Legacy of UOR 81”, we wish to draw attention and focus on the importance of ‘’human values’’ for the development of this facet in all our lives and actions, as also of the brightest of youth and potential leaders, for the future of our nation.

The award will carry Rs. 50,000.00 and a memento for one student among boys & girls. This year all final year and pre-final year students of B.Tech., B.Arch.(4th Year), and 4th year Integrated Dual degree (B.Tech.& M.Tech./MBA) courses of IIT, Roorkee, will be eligible for this award.