Awards

Dewang Mehta award for Innovation in Information Technology
The Dewang Mehta award for Innovation in Information Technology was conferred on Dr. Sugata Mitra on 12th April 2005. The award, presented by India’s Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dayanidhi Maran

Award of Excellence for R&D in Electronics, 1995
Awarded by the Department of Electronics, Government of India

Best Article award for the year 1999
"Children and the Internet: An experiment with minimally invasive education in India" by Dr Sugata Mitra and Vivek Rana, was adjudged as the best article for the year 1999 by the Computer Society of India.

Best Social Innovation for the year 2000
The "Children and the Kiosk" project was adjudged as the best social innovation by The Institute for Social Inventions (an educational charity based in London, UK

Internet PIC 2000 Contest: 3rd prize
Awarded to Meera S Datta and Sanjay Gupta by Microchip Inc and Circuit Cellar, USA, for presenting the Environment Sensor, an application for capturing environment parameters such as light intensity levels, temperature and sound intensity levels.