The thesis of Dr. N. S. Karthiselva, former doctoral scholar, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering has been chosen for the ‘INAE Innovative Student Project Award – 2017’ at the doctoral level. The title of his thesis is ‘Simultaneous Synthesis and Densification of Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics by Reactive Spark Plasma Sintering’.  He was guided by Dr. Srinivasa Rao Bakshi.