Subhash C. Sarin is a recipient of the prestigious Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) Award this year. He received this award in a ceremony held in New Delhi on January 25, 2019, on the eve of India’s Republic Day. This is an Indian diasporic award granted annually to eminent non-resident persons of Indian origin (NRIs) by the NRI Welfare Society of India.  This is considered the highest award for NRIs given “in recognition of their outstanding services, achievements, and contributions in their respective fields.” It is given in a ceremony attended by government dignitaries, members of the Supreme Court of India, and international diplomats. The award was presented by Bibek Debroy, chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sarin is the Paul T. Norton Endowed Professor in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech in the College of Engineering. He is an internationally renowned scholar who has been a constant force of innovation in advancing the field of production scheduling. He is a recipient of Institute of Industrial Engineers David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award for significant contributions to the advancement of the industrial engineering profession through outstanding research activity (the highest research award given by the Institute) and Albert Holzman Distinguished Educator Award for outstanding contributions to the industrial engineering profession through teaching, research and publication, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising, (the highest graduate advising award given by Virginia Tech.). Sporn Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Pletta Award, as Virginia’s Engineering Educator of the Year, among others, He is also a recipient of several best paper awards. He has contributed to the Global Initiative of Academic Networks scheme of the Government of India constituted for foreign researchers to help in the growth of research and development in India.