SGAT has instituted the following awards, which are conferred on annual/ biennial basis.
- SGAT Life Time Achievement Award
- SGAT Award of Excellence
- Sitaram Rungta Memorial Award
- H. H. Reid Memorial Gold Medal Award
- Smt. Veena Roonwal Memorial Award
- B. C. Patnaik Memorial Gold Medal Award
- SGAT Best Paper Award
SGAT Life Time Achievement Award: Any person (preferably a member of SGAT for 10 years) who is professionally working in one or more of the fields of Geology, Exploration, Mining, Mineral Processing, Metallurgy, Mineral based Industries and Environment and has rendered services for enhancement of knowledge and socio-economic development shall be eligible for the award. The person must be respected by the Society with high reputation & achievements and should have sufficient publication and merit in his/ her field of activities. This award is conferred by SGAT annually.
SGAT Award of Excellence: Any person (member of non-member of SGAT), who has made outstanding contributions in the field of geoscience, mining, metallurgical & mineral process engineering, mineral beneficiation, environmental management in mines or whose work has helped in upgrading the quality of the life in mining environment or whose work has led to significant development of mineral resources of a region, state or country shall be eligible for the award. This award is conferred by SGAT annually.
Sitaram Rungta Memorial Award: Any person (member or non-member of SGAT) who has made significant contributions in mineral exploration, planning and/ or mineral beneficiation involving utilization of mine waste/ sub-grade ores and minerals shall be eligible for the award. This award is conferred annually.
H. H. Reid Memorial Gold Medal Award: Any person (member or non-member of SGAT) having done outstanding work in the study of granites/ granitic rocks/ other igneous rocks in India shall be eligible for the award based on the technical papers published by him/ her during last two years. This award is conferred biennially and is alternated with Smt. Veena Roonwal Memorial Award.
Smt. Veena Roonwal Memorial Award: Any person (member or non-member) who has made significant contribution in Environmental planning & management to achieve sustainable development in mining and mineral- based industries will be eligible for the Award. This award is conferred biennially and is alternated with H. H. Reid Memorial Gold Medal Award.
B. C. Patnaik Memorial Gold Medal Award: Any person (member or non-member of SGAT) with age at or below 40 years, having at least 10 years of commendable professional experience in the field of mineral exploration in any mineral commodity (new mineral discovery/ augmentation of existing mineral resource) and credited with at least three publications in geoscientific journals of national/ international repute are eligible for the award. This award is conferred annually.
SGAT Best Paper Award: The award is conferred annually on the author of the Best Paper published in the SGAT Bulletin during the year.
The awards mentioned above are conferred by SGAT during its Annual General Body Meeting scheduled during December every year. The nominations (in 4 sets) in prescribed format for these awards (except SGAT Life Time Achievement Award and SGAT Best Paper Award) should reach the General Secretary, SGAT, Plot No. ND-12 (Part), VIP Area, P.O. IRC Village, Bhubaneswar – 751015 latest by 31st October every year. The work should be original and innovative in nature. Self-nomination is also acceptable. Persons, awarded in the past, should not be nominated for the same award. A panel of experts, nominated by the Executive Council of SGAT, select the awardees.