Damien Foundation India Trust has been organizing Leprosy Endowment Prize Exam for the final year medical students in collaboration with Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University and Sri Ramachandra Medical University since 1993. This exam is open for all the final year medical students and the exam consists of two parts i.e., theory and practical. The theory part covers 100 mark questions which consist of multi choice questions (MCQ) and the practical part has 20 spotters for 100 marks which cover clinical identification of cases and management of complication related to leprosy.
Annually around 500 students from 20 medical colleges register for the endowment theory exam every year. Around 40 students who excel in the theory exam are called for practical exam in which toppers are awarded with gold medal by the conducting board.