ESSIC/AOSC Professor Sumant Nigam was recently named the Distinguished Alumnus Award (DAA) recipient of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) for 2013.
Each year IIT Kanpur works with its alumni to honor individuals who have made a mark in their respective fields of expertise. The public engineering institution located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, considers the DAA as its most significant award granted to alumni, in recognition of their outstanding achievements.
The ITTK recognized Nigam specifically for outstanding contributions and academic achievements in the area of atmospheric and ocean sciences.
Nigam received his M.Sc. degree in Physics from the 5-year integrated science and engineering program at the ITTK in 1978, supported by the National Science Talent scholarship.