In 2000, the Urban Design Research Institute initiated the annual Charles Correa Gold Medal for the best Design Dissertation from the schools of architecture in India. The medal is an appreciation of quality and talent among young students of architecture, and is meant to encourage them to address issues of the urban context where their projects are located.

Rules for New Schools who would like to participate:
Schools who want to take part should express interest by writing to the UDRI. Schools should offer full time B.Arch. courses for Architecture and are approved by the Council of Architecture. Each entry should be of an architectural project in an urban context.