The Malaysian Indian Educational Development Association (TheMIND) is a non-political, non-profit organization. One of TheMIND Association's objectives is to promote education; either formally or non-formally delivered as the key for advancement which would enable greater participation in the development of the nation. In line with this, TheMIND Award is established by TheMIND Association to foster academic advancement and to promote academic excellence among Indian undergraduate and postgraduate students at institutions of higher learning.
TheMIND Award is for students who have achieved exceptional academic goals with active involvement in extra co-curriculum activities, and have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and participation in community-based support programs. Application is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from all fields of study (science and arts).