ISTD has initiated the following awards on annual basis to encourage HRD professionals in the country.

NATIONAL AWARDS FOR INNOVATIVE TRAINING PRACTICESThe award is intended for organisations which have adopted innovative practices on human resources development in their respective organisations during the year.

Young Male/Female Trainers AwardThese awards have been instituted to encourage young Male and Female trainers, below 35 years of age, who have made substantial contribution in the area of Training and Development in Industrial and Corporate as well Service Organisations in the Country.

ISTD-FICCI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HR PRACTICESTo encourage innovative HR Practices for organisational excellence, ISTD has instituted an award of excellence named in the memory of a senior ISTD member called "P L Tandon" ISTD-FICCI award for excellence in HR Practices.

BOOK AWARDThe award has been instituted to encourage Indian writers who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of management principles and practices in the country.

BEST MEMBER AWARDThe Best Member award is given to a Member of ISTD based on his/her good. Standing in ISTD, position held at both Chapter and National Level. Contributions to training activities at Chapter and National Level. Contributions to training activities outside ISTD. Publications/papers published/contributed. Participation in research activities; and Any other significant contribution in the field of training and development.

The Best Chapter and the Best Small Chapter awards are given to Chapters based on : Growth in Membership; Enrichment of Chapter activities;
Helping to establish new Chapters; Contributions to ISTD at National Level; Assistance to National Office/Regional Vice-Presidents in organising programmes; National/Regional Conventions, etc.;
Collaborations with other Professional Institutions in training activities and mobilising Chapter level efforts for HRD.

BEST PAPER AWARDThe best Paper award is given to the merited Best article published during the year in the Indian Journal of Training and Development (IJTD) of ISTD.

KAMLA AWARDKamla Award is given to a woman writer for the Best article published in IJTD during a year.

VIVEKANANDA AWARDVivekananda Award is given to an organisation for Excellence in HRD and Training.

CEO'S AWARDThe award has been instituted to recognise the CEOs, who are doing exemplary work in the field of HRD and Training and Development in their organisation in Private/Public Sector to Manufacturing/Services Sectors etc.