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M Karthigesu Memorial Gold Medal and Prize

Donated in 2000 by M/S Joseph Tan Jude Benny Anne Choo, Advocates and Solicitors, in memory of the late Judge of Appeal, Mr M Karthigesu, a gold medal and book prize are awarded from the proceeds of $30,000. The prize is awarded on the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the award will be awarded to the best student in a shipping law related subject in the Faculty of Law. The Dean of the Faculty of Law will decide on the relevant subject for which the award is to be given in a particular academic year.
  2. The gold medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The book prize will be in the form of book vouchers. The book prize will be valued at $500 in session 1999/2000 and $250 for subsequent years.
  5. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

M.Sc. (Building Performance and Sustainability) Medal

Donated over the years since 1973 by the staff of the former Department of Building Science, National University of Singapore, the Building Science Research Fund stood at $21,597.70 as at 31 August 1987. The donors have decided that the proceeds of the Fund be used to award a gold medal annually to the best postgraduate student in Building Science. In August 2010, the MSc (Building Science) programme was revised and launched as the MSc (Building Performance and Sustainability) programme. The last cohort of MSc (Building Science) candidates is from August 2009. Currently, only two MSc (Building Science) students have yet to graduate, and both do not qualify for the MSc (Building Science) Gold Medal.

  1. Subject to rule 2 below, the gold medal is awarded to the overall best student (by Cumulative Average Point, CAP) who successfully completed the Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) programme. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Dean of the School of Design and Environment, the Head of the Department of Building and the Programme Director.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. In the event of a tie, the Selection Committee will take into consideration the number of A+ grade.

M.Sc. (Constr. Eng.) Class of 1977 Silver Medal

T. H. Chuah & Associates (Pte) Ltd has donated to the University a capital sum of $2,000, the proceeds of which will be used for the award of a silver medal to be named the M.Sc. (Constr. Eng.) Class of 1977 Silver Medal.

  1. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners to the best candidate in Civil Engineering in the Bachelor of Engineering IV Examination provided he is of sufficient merit.
  2. In the event of there being two or more candidates of equal merit, the Board of Examiners will take into consideration the performance of the candidates during the final year in addition to their overall examination results.

Malayan Nature Society Silver Medal

Donated in 1973 by the Malayan Nature Society, the silver medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $1,500.

  1. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners to the top student in LSM3252 Evolution and Comparative Genomics. The candidate must be a student majoring in Life Sciences in the area of concentration of Biology.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. If in any year, there is more than one candidate meriting the award, the Board of Undergraduate Studies may, subject to funds being available, make an award to each of these candidates.

Malaysian Dental Association Medal

Presented in 1953 by the Malaysian Dental Association, the silver medal is awarded annually by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry to the best student in Oral Surgery II.

This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.


Marketing Institute of Singapore Medal and Prizes

First instituted in 1984, three book prizes were awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $10,000 donated by the Marketing Institute of Singapore. In 1993, the Institute donated a sum of $30,000 to establish a total fund of $40,000, the proceeds of which are used to award a gold medal and two book prizes.

  1. Subject to rule 2 below, each of the awards will be made annually by the Board of Graduate/Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
    1. A gold medal will be awarded to the most outstanding graduate in the Marketing concentration in the Bachelor of Business Administration Honours Examination.
    2. One book prize, valued at $250, to be awarded to the most outstanding student in Marketing Management who has also excelled in the Bachelor of Business Administration III Examination or Bachelor of Business Administration Honours Examination.
    3. One book prize, valued at $250, to be awarded to an outstanding graduate in Marketing who has performed well in the overall examination for the degree of Master of Business Administration.
  2. No award shall be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

MAS Academic Excellence Prize

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) awarded its first book prizes to the University in 1973. In 2001, MAS donated an additional capital sum of $15,000. 

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, a cash prize of $2,000 each, will be given to the following:
    1. Best Year 2 student in Economics modules at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences who has achieved a CAP of at least 3.50;
    2. Best Year 2 student pursuing Computing or Business Analytics or Computer Engineering degree at the School of Computing who has achieved a CAP of at least 3.50. 
  2. The award recipients must be Singapore Citizens.
  3. The prize will be awarded by Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  4. No award shall be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) Medal

Donated in 1988 by Dr Arthur Lim, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000 to the candidate who has distinguished himself or herself in the examination leading to the degree of Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology).

  1. The awarded must not be a repeat candidate and must pass all sections of the examination. He or she must also obtain an aggregate of at least 60% in the whole examination.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the income will be added to the capital sum.

Materials Research Society (Singapore) Medal

Donated in 2003 by Materials Research Society (Singapore), a gold medal is awarded annually from the proceeds of the capital sum of S$30,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal will be awarded to a candidate for achieving the best overall academic performance, including a research project, for the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) with major in Materials Science.
  2. Another medal will be awarded to a candidate in the Doctor of Philosophy programme in the Department of Physics with the most outstanding PhD thesis.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The medals will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies/ Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  5. If there is no award made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Matsushita Book Prize

Donated in 1997 by Asia Matsushita Electric (S) Pte Ltd, a book prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The prize is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the prize is awarded to the graduate with the best performance in the area on International Business who must have also performed well in the overall examination for the degree of Master of Business Administration.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Director and Deputy Directors of the Graduate School of Business, the Dean of the School of Business and a nominee of the Dean.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.
  5. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

Medal of Excellence in Mathematics

The Medal of Excellence in Mathematics will be awarded annually as follows:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the gold medal and book prize will be awarded to the student majoring in a programme offered by the Department of Mathematics, who has obtained First Class honours in the examination leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours and has also demonstrated excellence and potential in the pursuit of Mathematics.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.
     

Medical Class of 1975 Book Prize

Donated in 1996 by the Medical Class of 1975, the book prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000.

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, until AY2011/12, the prize will be awarded to the student who scores the second highest marks in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the Final Professional Examination for the degree of M.B., B.S. With the introduction of Phase IV curriculum from AY2011/12, the prize will be awarded to the student with the highest marks in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Fourth Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

Medical Class of 1975 Medal

Donated in 2000 by the Medical Class of 1975 from the former University of Singapore, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of the capital sum of $15,400. This award is to commemorate the Medical Class of 1975 twenty-fifth year of graduation and also in memory of Dr Yeo Hui Cheng and Dr Wong Lip Tat. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the award will be made to the student who is first in the Second Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

Mekie Book Prizes

Donated in 1980 in honour of Emeritus Professor D. E. C. Mekie, a former Professor of Surgery, two prizes are available for award from the proceeds of a capital sum of $10,000.

  1. The prizes are awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners for the Final M.B.,B.S. Examination.
  2. Subject to rule 3 below:
    1. the First Mekie Prize, which has a value of $450, will be awarded to the best candidate in Surgery who has passed the Final Professional M.B.,B.S. Examination;
    2. the Second Mekie Prize, which has a value of $250, will be awarded to the second best candidate in Surgery who has passed the Final Professional M.B.,B.S. Examination.
  3. No award will be made unless, in the Board of Undergraduate Studies' opinion, there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If in any year no award is made, the funds available will be added to the principal sum.
  5. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.

Merchant Medal and Prize in Geriatric Medicine

Donated in 2010 by Dr Reshma Merchant and Mr Aziz Merchant, a medal and prize will be awarded from an expendable sum of S$15,000.00. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, a gold medal and prize will be awarded to the best student who has undertaken an elective in geriatric medicine and demonstrated understanding, skill and knowledge in the management of elderly patients and completed a research project or an essay on an aspect of health care for the elderly.
  2. The research project or essay shall comprise 1,000 to 1,500 words, and must be submitted to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, by end November of the same year when the Elective is undertaken.
  3. The award will be approved by the Board of Undergraduate Studies based on the recommendation of a Selection Committee* comprising Head of the Department of Medicine (or his/her nominee), Head of Division of General Medicine (or his/her nominee) and one other member from within or outside of NUS (to be nominated by the Head of the Department of Medicine and endorsed by the Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine).
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. The prize, valued at not more than $250, will be in the form of book vouchers.
  6. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be carried forward to provide for awards in subsequent years.
  7. This University-level gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Merchant Medal and Prize in Geriatric Medicine Student Internship Programme

Donated in 2012 by Mr Aziz Amirali Merchant, a gold medal and two book prizes will be awarded from an expendable sum of S$15,000. The award is open to all Phase V (Year 5) medical students of YLLSoM and governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below,
    1. A gold medal and a book prize of $250 will be awarded to the student with the highest score in Geriatric Medicine Student Internship Programme.
    2. A book prize of $250 will be awarded to the student who scores the second highest in Geriatric Medicine Student Internship Programme.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the principal sum.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Methode Electronics Gold Medal

Donated in 1944 by Methode Electronics Far East Pte Ltd, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000.

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal will be awarded annually to the student who has the highest marks in RF Communication and has been awarded at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) IV Examination.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless the Board of Undergraduate Studies is satisfied that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

Micron Foundation Prize

Donated in 2000 by Tech Semiconductor Singapore Pte Ltd (which has been amalgamated to Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd in 2011), two prizes are awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $30,000. The prizes are governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the prizes will be awarded to:
    1. The best Master of Science (Electrical Engineering) student with specialization in Nanoelectronics. The awardee can either be a graduating or a graduated Master of Science student for the academic year concerned;
    2. The graduating student in the Bachelor of Technology (Electronics Engineering) programme with the best performance in the Microelectronics modules.
  2. The prize for the Master of Science (Electrical Engineering) programme will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners; while the prize for the Bachelor of Technology (Electronics Engineering) programme will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The total amount of the interest generated from the capital sum will be used to purchase the book prizes, which will be in the form of book vouchers.
  5. If there is no prize made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Milton Tan Medal & Prize

To commemorate the life and work of the late Dr Milton Tan and to recognise his contributions in the Industrial Design education, a cash prize of S$1250 and a gold medal will be awarded in each academic year to a Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) graduating student attaining the highest mark in design studio module (i.e. ID4105 Design Platforms 4). The award will be given out starting from the academic year 2012/13.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the award will be presented to a deserving graduating student in the Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) programme who has achieved the highest mark for ID4105 (Design Platforms 4).
  2. In case of a tie in the module's highest mark, student with the highest CAP will be awarded.
  3. No award will be made if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The award will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Minerva Prize

In 1961, the Singapore Professional Women's Association donated a sum of $4,000 to the University to award the Minerva Essay Competition Prize. In 1986, the essay competition was discontinued and the essay prize was converted to a cash prize to be awarded from the proceeds of the capital sum of $6,757. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 2 below, the Minerva Prize, valued at $200, is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners to the best student in English Language in the Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. If in any year there are, in the opinion of the relevant Board of Examiners, two or more candidates of equal merit, the Board may recommend to the Board of Undergraduate Studies that an additional award be made subject to there being funds available, or that the prize be shared between the candidates.

MIT Club of Singapore Gold Medal

Donated by Mr Maung Maung Sein in 1993, a member of the MIT Club of Singapore (Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), a gold medal is awarded annually from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a gold medal will be awarded to the top student (or students if there are more than one student with the same marks) who had obtained at least an ‘A' grade in the Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design core module, as determined by the Head of Department. Further, the eligible candidate should have a CAP of at least 4.0 at the end of the semester in which the award is to be given out. If this module is offered in both semesters of the academic year, one or more candidates meeting these criteria in each semester will be selected for this medal.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No prize will be awarded unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no prize is made in any year, the funds available will be carried forward to provide for awards in subsequent years.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Mitsui Chemicals Medal and Prize

Donated in 1988 by Mitsui Chemicals Asia Pacific, Ltd., the Mitsui Chemicals Medal and Prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of S$30,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, the following will be awarded annually:
    • A gold medal and cash prize of S$500 to the candidate who takes first place in Japanese Studies in the Honours Examinations for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours.
    • A silver medal and cash prize of S$400 to the candidate who takes second place in Japanese Studies in the Honours Examinations for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours.
  2. The primary criterion is the Cumulative Average Point (CAP). The SJAP (average grade point of all major modules read) shall be used as the tie-breaker.
  3. The awards will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit for the award, the Board of Undergraduate Studies may, subject to funds being available, distribute the award or make additional awards in such manner as it deems fit.
  6. If there are no awards presented at any given year, the unutilised amount will be added back to the fund.
  7. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Montrose Memorial Prize

The prize was founded in 1966 by friends in memory of the late Professor J. L. Montrose, Dean of the Faculty of Law.

  1. Subject to rules 3 and 5 below, the prize shall be awarded annually from the income of the capital sum.
  2. The prize shall be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law as a prize for the Final Examination in Jurisprudence.
  3. If in any year, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, there is no candidate of sufficient merit, no award shall be made.
  4. In the event of the award not being made, the income shall be added to the capital sum.
  5. It shall not be obligatory to award as a prize in any one year the whole of the income of that year and, if the whole of the income is not awarded, the balance shall be added to the capital sum.
  6. If in any year there is, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, more than one candidate meriting the award, the prize money shall be divided equally amongst the candidates or apportioned in such manner as the Board of Undergraduate Studies thinks fit.

Motorola Electronics Prize

Donated in 1996 by Motorola Electronics Pte Ltd, a book prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the book prize will be awarded annually to the graduate with the best overall academic performance in the area of specialization in 'Quality Engineering' in the examination leading to the Degree of Master of Science (Industrial & Systems Engineering).
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made, the income of that year will be added to the capital sum.
  5. The prize money, which will not exceed $300 will be in the form of book vouchers.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Mrs. P C Lim Medal

In 2004, the family of the late Mrs. P C Lim donated an expendable fund of $15,050 towards the establishment of a gold medal. This medal would serve to recognize outstanding students in neuroscience studies and serve as an encouragement for students to pursue further studies and research in neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases. The award will be named Mrs. P C Lim Medal.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal is awarded to the student with the highest grade in the module LSM 4213 Systems Neurobiology.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. In the event of there being more than one candidate of sufficient merit, the Board of Examiners will take into consideration the performance of the candidates throughout the course of study.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Mummery Medal

First presented by an anonymous donor in 1955 on the occasion of the golden jubilee of medical education in Malaya and as a tribute to the former Chief Dental Officer of the Federation of Malaya, Mr Charles Frederick Mummery, a silver medal is awarded annually. In 2003, it was agreed that a book prize may be awarded. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. The silver medal is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies to the best student with distinction in Oral Pathology in the Third Professional B.D.S. Examination.
  2. In the event that no student is eligible for award of a medal, a book prize may be awarded to the student who obtains the highest mark and an 'A' grade for the subject.
  3. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.