Vice-Chancellor's awards are presented to the most outstanding researcher in each Faculty, the most outstanding young researcher in each Faculty, the most outstanding innovator, the most outstanding recipient of outside research grants and the most outstanding promoter of international relations.
The members of the Academic Staff who wish to be considered for the Vice-Chancellor's Awards must submit an application together with a self-evaluation to the Deputy Registrar/Senior Assistant Registrar of Academic Establishments by November each year.
In order to be qualified for Vice-Chancellor's awards, the applicants should have Google Scholar and Research Gate profiles which have been made public.
The Most Outstanding Researcher
The Most Outstanding Researcher in each Faculty is selected based on the publications in indexed journals, publications in non-indexed journals, presentations at academic symposia, books, chapters in books, translations of books/monographs, editing of journals, documentary orations/Keynote addresses, special academic/professional awards, citation of applicant's work by others and number of postgraduates produced. The achievements from November of the preceding year to October of the year concerned are considered for evaluation.
The Most Outstanding Young Researcher
The same criteria are used to select the Most Outstanding Young Researcher of each Faculty. To be considered for this award, the applicant should be below 40 years of age.
The Most Outstanding Innovator
In order to encourage research, which leads to innovations that have a direct impact on the development, the members of the staff who have obtained national and international patents are rewarded by presenting Vice-Chancellor's Awards.
The applicants have to submit a self-evaluation on their innovations to the Deputy Registrar/Senior Assistant Registrar of Academic Establishments by November each year.
The Most Outstanding Recipient of Research Grants
The University encourages its academics to get research funding from outside sources both local and international. The staff member who has secured the highest amount of outside research funding is recognized by awarding Vice-Chancellor's awards.
The applicants should submit the details of the research grants they have received from outside sources to the Deputy Registrar/Senior Assistant Registrar of Academic Establishments by November each year in order to be considered for the award.
The Most Outstanding Promoter of International Relations
International relations also play a significant role in university development and enhancing collaborative research. Hence, Vice-Chancellor's awards are presented to the most outstanding promoter of international relations in the university. In this context, the international events that are organized including research symposia, conferences, workshops, seminars and collaborative research projects are considered in the evaluation for this award.
The applicants should submit the details of their activities carried out towards promoting international relations to the Deputy Registrar/Senior Assistant Registrar of Academic Establishments by November each year in order to be considered for the award.