The ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award was established in 2011. This award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation from a degree-awarding institution based in India for each academic year, running from August 1 of one year to July 31 of the following year. The ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award is accompanied by a prize of ₹ 2,00,000, and the winning dissertation will be published in the ACM Digital Library. In case of a joint award, the award amount will be shared among the recipients. Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS), is proud to support the award since its inception in 2011.
The 2019 dissertation award was given to, Keerti Choudhary of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur for "Compact and Efficient Fault Tolerant Structures for Directed Graphs." Honorable Mention went to Deepesh Data of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, for "Communication Complexity and Characterization Results in Secure Computation".
TCS is the institutional partner for Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) India. Through this partnership, TCS & ACM India aim to bring together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges in India.
The relationship combines TCS’ leading interdisciplinary research capabilities with ACM India’s unparalleled academic, research and professional network. The collaboration will encourage and recognize eminent achievements and contributions in computer science and information technology in India.