The Kalpakkam Chapter of the Institute started the Prof. Brahm Prakash Memorial Materials Quiz in 1991, in memory and honor of Prof. Brahm Prakash considered the pioneer and architect of metallurgy and materials science research and education in post-independence India. This quiz programme is now a prestigious National Level contest with teams from various Chapters of the Institute participating enthusiastically. Apart from typical Oral rounds, the quiz has evolved over the years to include audio-visual, demonstration, periodic table and materials maze rounds. A Memorial Lecture by eminent personalities is also organized on this occasion. The prizes for the Winning & Runners up team are presented during the Annual Technical Meeting of the Institute.
The Prof Brahm Prakash Memorial Materials Quiz conducted by IIM Kalpakkam Chapter has been selected by International Organisation of Materials, Metals and Mineral Societies (IOMMMS) as the entry from India for the "Students World Materials Day Contest" among other International member societies from 2004.