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National Award for Scientist

K. Sundara Raman, senior scientist and head, Kodaikanal Observatory, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, has been selected for a national award in recognition of his contribution to higher education. He will be honoured at the Indo – American Education Summit to be held at Hyderabad on 1st February, 2013 to 3rd February, 2013.

Dr. Raman said that over 60 students had been inducted into Ph.D. programmes with full financial support in global research institutions and universities, including National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ), in the United States of America.

The forthcoming summit will help students to identify research areas in different disciplines through interaction with scientists and professors. It would be helpful to students aspiring for Ph.D. and post doctoral programmes in arts, humanities, science and engineering, he added.

Dr. Raman had won the Sir J.C. Bose Memorial Award and the Media Guild Academy Award in 2010 and 2012.

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Applications Invited for Environment Awards

Applications have been invited for Environment Awards 2011 instituted by the State Government.

According to the release issued by Collector C.N. Maheshwaran the awards will be given under the categories of environmental awareness and education and environmental protection and management.

According to the eligibility criteria, the applicants must be institutions or organisations, educationists and individuals who are involved in the promotion of awareness, protection and management of the environment.

Activities carried over the past three years alone are eligible for the awards. Individual applicants, besides being above 18 years of age, must also not be employed in any institutions.

All applicants must be from Tamil Nadu and they may apply for only one category and must not be earlier recipients of the award.

Individuals or institutions applying for the award must furnish detailed reports of any fieldwork undertaken.

The report must carry project – related pamphlets, project reports, newspaper clippings and an estimation of the fieldwork’s usefulness.

An award will also be given for the best research paper published on an issue of environmental management. Instituted to encourage research activities pertaining to environmental concerns, the award will be given to papers individually or jointly published in 2011.

The winner will be honoured with a cash prize and a citation.

Under this category, applications from researchers and research organisations involved in environmental management are sought. Only papers that have been published in reputed scientific journals ( in English or Tamil ) will be considered for the award and applicants must provide proof of its publication.

The application forms can be downloaded from the website : or obtained from the office of the Director, Department of Environment, Chennai.

Application Submission Last Date :

The forms will be available up to 7th February, 2012 and the last date for submission of applications is 27th February, 2012, says the release.

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TDB invites Applications for National Awards

Technology Development Board

(Department of Science & Technology)

Government of India

TDB invites applications for National Awards for Successful Commercialisation of Indigenous Technology.

The National Awards will be presented on the Technology Day on 11th May, 2012.

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Separate application should be made for each indigenous technology commercialized. Enterprises desirous of competing for the awards should apply as per the prescribed proforma.

It should be supplemented with soft copy of the application along with the supporting documents.

Details of the award, application format, terms and conditions are available at the website :

Applications completed in all respects should reach on or before 21st February, 2012 to the following address :

The Secretary,
Technology Development Board,
Department of Science & Technology,
Government of India,
Wing – A, Ground Floor,
Vishwakarma Bhawan,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Delhi – 110 016,
Telephone No. : 011 – 2654 0100, 2653 7349, 2685 1386,
Fax No.
: 011 – 2653 1862.


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