In the year 2007, the Central Committee of SOBA decided to create a framework to recognize the outstanding contribution of a Scindian to the cause of the Alumni Association. The committee instituted a rigorous process to shortlist and select an Old Boy for the SOBA award.

The SOBA award, to be given annually, carries a citation and an image of the Astachal, the most enduring visual image of the school, and is given by the Guest of Honour at the Old Boys’ evening function.


Any member or a SOBA chapter can nominate a Scindian with impeccable credentials for contributing to the cause of SOBA. The last date for receiving nominations, along with the rationale for nominating a person, is August 31st of each year. The nominations can be sent by email to or by post to the SOBA Office at 4, Tolstoy Marg, New Delhi – 110 001. The nominees are shortlisted by a committee of the Central SOBA Executive by September 15th and finalized at the Executive Committee meeting.