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40 Under 40 Awards

Kardan University is pleased to organize the fourth “40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony”, which recognizes exceptional students and alumni of the University who are under the age of 40. The winners are selected through a formal nomination and selection process.


The Selection Committee selects honorees in the following categories – Leadership, Service, Impact and Academics. Nominees must be exceptional individuals with a proven track record, achievements and persistence in their respective fields.

Who Can Apply?

All past and present Kardan University students are eligible for the award. The awards are designed to recognize exceptional individuals who are making a difference in the lives of others. University’s staff, faculty members, partners and contractors are not eligible to apply.

The nominee must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Being Kardan University’s alumnus or current diploma, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Demonstrated achievements in one of the award categories
  • A satisfactory disciplinary and academic record at Kardan University
Winners 2016 Winners 2017 Winners 2018 Winners 2019

Selection Process

A designated Selection Committee will review the nominations and prepare a shortlist of finalists. In the second phase, further information may be collected from the shortlisted nominees and their references. The committee will finalize the winners based on the input from the University leadership and nominees' references.

Award Ceremony

There will be an official award ceremony where award recipients will be introduced and granted “40 Under 40” certificates of achievement in the presence of representatives from MoHE, our partner organizations and major media outlets. Detailed profiles of the honorees will also be made available on Kardan University’s website, social media and relevant communications channels.

Nominations Closed for 2019

The selction process for 2019 is completed. If you are interested to apply for the 40 Under 40 Awards,
the application process will begin in June 2020.

Highlights of Past 40 Under 40 Award Ceremonies