The Awards are known as HK Firodia Awards for Excellence in Science & Technology.
The Awards are given to any Indian Scientist who has made original and outstanding contributions in his work in India and done world-class work in any field of Science & Technology.
The excellence may relate to any field of Scientific endeavor from Agriculture, Engineering, Medical Sciences to Space and Environmental Sciences.
The Awards presentation function is normally held in Pune every year in the memory of Shri H.K. Firodia and is attended by prominent members of Scientific Community, various Institutions, Government Officials, Industrialists and businessmen. The awardees personally receive the Awards and speak about their quest for excellence and accomplishment of the mission.