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SUBJECTWISE MEDALS/LECTURES/AWARDS
   
Medals Instituted by the Academy
Endowed Medals
Endowment Lectures
   
 
  (A) Medals Instituted by the Academy
 
(i)

Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal - for Mathematical Sciences

 
(ii)

Satyendranath Bose Medal - for Physics

   
 
(iii)

Homi Jehangir Bhabha Medal - for Physics

 
(iv)

Jagadis Chandra Bose Medal - for Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology & related areas

   
 
(v)

Sunder Lal Hora Medal - for Animal Sciences

 
(vi)
Darashaw Nosherwanji Wadia Medal - for Earth Sciences including Geography
   
 
(vii)

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Medal - for Mathematical Sciences

 
(viii)
Syed Husain Zaheer Medal - for Engineering & Technology
   
 
(ix)
Silver Jubilee Commemoration Medal - for Agriculture Sciences
(x)
Golden Jubilee Commemoration Medal - for Chemical Sciences
   
 
(xi)
Golden Jubilee Commemoration Medal - for Animal Sciences
 
(xii)
Kalpathi Ramakrishna Ramanathan Medal - for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
   
   
 
The medals shall be awarded for outstanding contributions to the concerned discipline of science. Eminence is to be judged in accordance with the criterion that the scientific work of the candidate is such that its impact has been felt for a considerable length of time. The award carries a Copper Medal (Silver plated) and a citation.
 
(B) Endowed Medals*
   
 

1. Vishwakarma Medal

The medal was established in 1976 from an endowment by Dr. Pulin Bihari Sarkar, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The Medal is awarded to eminent scientists, technologists or any person who has made outstanding contributions in Engineering & Technology related to discovery or invention that has led to the start of a new industry in India or to significant improvement of an existing process resulting in cheaper or better product. The award carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/-, a bronze medal and a citation. The first medal was awarded in 1979.

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2. Professor Brahm Prakash Memorial Medal

The award was established in 1987 from an endowment from Mrs R Brahm Prakash and by friends of late Dr Brahm Prakash, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The award is to be given to a scientist/engineer who has made outstanding contributions in Engineering and Technology. The award carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/-, a bronze medal and a citation. The first award was given in 1989.

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*3. Professor Shyam Bahadur Saksena Memorial Medal

The award was established in 1989 from an endowment by Mrs Sarla Saksena to commemorate the memory of late Professor Shyam Bahadur Saksena, a distinguished botanist and Fellow of the Academy.

The award is to be given to an eminent scientist who has made outstanding contributions in Plant Sciences. The award carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/-, a bronze medal and a citation. The first award was given in 1990.

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4. Professor GN Ramachandran 60th Birthday Commemoration Medal

The award was established in 1989 out of an endowment by the Organizing Committee to commemorate 60th Birthday of Professor GN Ramachandran, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The award is to be given to an eminent scientist for outstanding contributions in the field Biochemistry and Biophysics. The award carries a bronze medal, an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and and a citation. The first award was given in 1991.

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*5. Professor TR Seshadri Seventieth Birthday Commemoration Medal

The Medal was established in 1971 from an endowment by students of Professor Seshadri, a distinguished organic chemist Fellow and a past President of the Academy.

The medal is awarded to a scientist for outstanding work in Chemical Sciences. The award carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/-, a bronze medal and a citation. The first medal was awarded in 1973.

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6. Professor KP Bhargava Memorial Medal

The Medal was established in 1992 out of an endowment made by Mrs Savitri Bhargava, to commemorate the memory of late Professor KP Bhargava, an eminent Pharmacologist and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The selection of the scientist is to be made from amongst the persons who have made outstanding contributions in Medical Sciences. The award carries a bronze medal, an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was given in 1996.

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7. Professor K Naha Memorial Medal

The Medal was established in 1996 from an endowment by the family members of Professor Naha to commemorate the memory of late Professor Kshitindramohan Naha, an eminent geologist and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The selection of the scientist is to be made from amongst the persons, who have made outstanding contributions in Earth Sciences. The award carries a bronze medal, an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1998.

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8. Professor Krishna Sahai Bilgrami Memorial Medal

The Medal was established in 1998 from an endowment contributed by family, colleagues and students to commemorate late Professor Krishna Sahai Bilgrami, an eminent botanist and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The Medal is to be given to a scientist for recognition of outstanding contribution in the field of Agricultural Sciences. The award carries a bronze medal, an honorarium of Rs. 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 2001.

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9. Chandrakala Hora Memorial Medal

The Medal was established in 1945 from an endowment by Mrs Hora and Dr Sunder Lal Hora, a distinguished Fellow and past President of the Academy in memory of their daughter.

The Medal is awarded to an eminent scientist for contributions in the field of Animal Sciences. The award carries an honorarium of Rs. 25,000/-, a bronze medal and a citation. The first medal was awarded in 1950.

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*10. Shree Dhanwantari Prize

The Prize was established in 1969 from an endowment by Shri Anant Krishna Asundi in the memory of his youngest daughter Shrimati Akkadevi.

The Prize is awarded to eminent scientists for outstanding work in India in any branch of Medical Sciences. The prize carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/-, a bronze medal and a citation. The first medal was awarded in 1971.

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11. Professor Bhim Shanker Trivedi Memorial Medal

The Medal was established in 2013 out of an endowment made by the family members of late Professor BS Trivedi, a distinguished Paleo botanist and Fellow of the Academy.

The Medal is to be given to an eminent scientist for outstanding contributions in any branch of Biological Science including Medicine and Psychology. The award carries a bronze medal, an honorarium of Rs. 25,000/- and a citation. The first award will be given in 2014.

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12. Professor Har Swarup Memorial Medal

The Medal was established in 2016 out of an endowment by the family of Professor Swarup to commemorate the memory of late Professor Har Swarup, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy known for his researches on endocrinology, physiology and developmental biology.

The Medal is awarded to an eminent woman scientist for outstanding contributions in any branch of Science and Technology. The award carries an honorarium of Rs. 25,000/-, a bronze medal and a citation. The first medal was awarded in 2018.

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13. Professor Subramania Ranganathan Memorial Medal

The Medal was established in 2017 out of an endowment by the family of Professor Ranganathan to commemorate the memory of late Professor Subramania Ranganathan, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy known for his researches on organic chemistry and molecular biology.

The Medal will be awarded to an eminent scientist for outstanding contributions in any branch of Chemistry. The award carries an honorarium of Rs. 25,000/-, a bronze medal and a citation. The first medal will be awarded in 2018.

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  (C) Endowment Lectures
   
 

1. Professor Bal Dattatraya Tilak Lecture

The Lecture award was established in 1982 out of an endowment by Professor BD Tilak Scientific Research and Education Trust, Pune, to commemorate Professor BD Tilak, a Fellow of the Academy distinguished for his researches in the field of dyestuffs chemistry and organic chemical technology.

The selection of the scientist is to be made from amongst the persons who have made outstanding contributions to rural economy and life through innovative and effective application of science and technology. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1983.

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*2. Dr TS Tirumurti Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1985 out of an endowment by Mrs Janaki Ramachandran, daughter of late Dr Tirunelveli Subbaiyer Tirumurti, an eminent medical scientist and a Foundation Fellow of the Academy.

The selection of the scientist is to be made from amongst the persons who have made outstanding contributions in Medical Sciences. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1985.

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3. Dr Nitya Anand Endowment Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1986 out of an endowment by the organizing committee to celebrate the 60th Birthday of Dr Nitya Anand, an eminent chemist and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The lecture shall be delivered by a scientist who has done outstanding work in Biomedical Research including New Drug Development. The award shall be based on work done in India during the previous 10 years. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1987.

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*4. INSA Prize for Materials Science

The Lecture was established in 1986 out of the Endowment by the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on the ‘Application of Mossbauer Effect’, held in 1981.

The prize shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Materials Science. The Prize carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1987.




5.Professor S Swaminathan 60th Birthday Commemoration Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1990 out of an endowment by Professor S Swaminathan 60th Birthday Commemoration Committee to commemorate Professor S Swaminathan, an eminent organic chemist and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

 The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Chemical Sciences. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1992.

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6. Professor Darshan Ranganathan Memorial Lecture

The Lectureship was established in the year 2001 out of an endowment made by Professor S Ranganathan, FNA to commemorate the memory of his wife Professor Darshan Ranganathan, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The Lecture shall be delivered by a woman scientist who has made outstanding contributions in any field of Science and Technology. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first lecture was awarded in 2003.

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*7. Professor MRN Prasad Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1989 out of an endowment by the colleagues and friends to commemorate the memory of Professor MRN Prasad, an eminent Physiologist and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Animal Sciences. The award carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1992.

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8. Bires Chandra Guha Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1965 out of an endowment by (Mrs) Phulrenu Guha in the memory of her husband, Professor Bires Chandra Guha, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in the field of Biophysics and Biochemistry. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1969.

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*9. Bashambar Nath Chopra Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1968 out of an endowment by the family members to commemorate the memory of Dr Bashambar Nath Chopra, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in any branch of Plant Sciences. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1971.

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*10. Professor Shambu Nath De Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1992 out of an endowment by the Organizing Committee of the VIII International Symposium on Yeasts (IUMS) on behalf of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) to commemorate Professor SN De, a distinguished scientist for his research in Microbiology.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Biochemistry and Biophysics. The award carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1993.

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11. Professor Vishnu Vasudeva Narlikar Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1992 out of an endowment by the family members and a close friend of late Professor VV Narlikar, to commemorate Professor VV Narlikar, an eminent mathematician and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Mathematics. The award carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1994.

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*12. Dr Jagdish Shankar Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1992 to commemorate the memory of Dr Jagdish Shankar, a Fellow of the Academy and a distinguished scientist in the field of nuclear and radiation chemistry. The endowment was made by the organizing committee of the Emerging Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium, students, admirers and family members of Dr Shankar.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Chemical Sciences. The award carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1994.

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13. Professor Vishwa Nath Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1992 to commemorate the memory of Dr Vishwa Nath, an eminent zoologist and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy out of an endowment made by his students, family members and friends.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Biochemistry and Biophysics. The award carries an honorarium of Rs. 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1995.

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14. Dr Biren Roy Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1993 out of an endowment made by the Biren Roy Trust to commemorate the memory of Dr Biren Roy, an eminent aeronautical engineer of our country.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Physics. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1995.

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15. Professor Sadhan Basu Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1993 out of an endowment made by the Professor Sadhan Basu Memorial Fund Committee to commemorate the memory of Professor Sadhan Basu, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy who had made significant contributions in areas ranging from polymer chemistry to spectroscopy and quantum chemistry.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Chemical Sciences. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1996.

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16. Dr Yellapragada SubbaRow Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1995 out of an endowment made by the National Committee for Dr Yellapragada SubbaRow Centenary celebrations to commemorate the memory of Dr SubbaRow known for his outstanding contributions in the field of biomedical sciences.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Medical Sciences. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1996.

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*17. Professor K Rangadhama Rao Memorial Lecture

The lecture was established in 1979 out of an endowment by students of Professor K Rangadhama Rao, an eminent physicist and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Spectroscopy. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1979.

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*18. Professor Rango Krishna Asundi Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1983 out of an endowment by the Asundi Endowment Fund to commemorate Professor Rango Krishna Asundi, a Fellow of the Academy distinguished for his researches in spectroscopy.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Spectroscopy. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1984.

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*19. Professor Toppur Seethapathy Sadasivan Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1982 out of an endowment by the Professor Toppur Seethapathy Sadasivan Endowment Committee to commemorate Professor Sadasivan, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy known for his researches in physiology and plant pathology.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Plant Sciences. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1982.

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*20. Professor Panchanan Maheshwari Memorial Lecture

The lecture was established in 1984 out of an endowment by the colleagues and friends of late Professor Panchanan Maheshwari, an eminent botanist and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Plant Sciences. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1987.

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*21. Dr Guru Prasad Chatterjee Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1979 out of an endowment by Dr GP Chatterjee and Mrs Suniti Chatterjee to commemorate Dr Guru Prasad Chatterjee, an eminent metallurgist and a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Engineering & Technology. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1981.

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22. Professor Har Swarup Memorial Lecture

The Lecture was established in 1981 out of an endowment by Dr (Mrs) Savitri Swarup to commemorate Professor Har Swarup, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy known for his researches on endocrinology, physiology and developmental biology.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Animal Sciences. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in 1984.

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23. Dr MR Das Memorial Lecture

The Lectureship was established in 2003 out of an endowment made by Dr (Mrs) Radha R Das to commemorate the memory of her husband Dr MR Das, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy.

The lecture shall be awarded for outstanding contributions in Biophysics & Biochemistry. The lecturership carries an honorarium of Rs 25,000/- and a citation. The first award was made in the year 2005.

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*The endowed medal/lecture awards marked with ‘*’ have been suspended owing to insufficient funds (Council, April 2011)
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