This was instituted in the name of Prof. N N Chatterjee, Professor of Geology, Presidency College, Kolkatta, in the year 1996 and is given once in two years for the best contribution made in the field of Energy Resources of India.
- 1997: T C Patra, A K Pandey & H C Dutta
- 2001: Ganti Narayana Rao
- 2006: No Selection Made
- 2008: No selectiion was made
- 2010: Kalachand Sain,Hyderabad
- 2012: Deferred
- 2013: T.K.Ghosh, Kolkata