Mina Prakash Kapadia Service in Engineering Award - staff

About Mina (Prakash) Kapadia

Mina Kapadia was born Mina Colaco in January 12, 1937. She married B. A. Prakash in 1963 and had two children Sunil Prakash (deceased 2011) and Nandika (Prakash) D’Souza (faculty in the College of Engineering). She was widowed in 1973 and married Mukesh Kapadia in 1979. She began work as an administrative assistant in 1953 and worked in a number of companies till 2002.

As a staff member, she epitomized the qualities of facilitative support of needs, high organizational efficiency, clear communication and engagement of all stakeholders.

In her personal life she exhibits the qualities of resilience, gratitude, personal faith and open heartedness. She loves bringing people together and recognizing people for all they do to enable others.



Nominations requested by March 1st annually.


Past Awardees

2020      Diana Bergeman
2019      Melissa Getty
2018      Nancy Van Hoy
2017      Robin Shull


Nomination form

Comment how the candidate reflects the values of Mina Prakash Kapadia in his or her life.
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