Guidelines for NSI Awards

Professor D.J. Raski Academic Merit Award

The Professor D.J. Raski Academic Merit Award is open to all members of the Nematological Society of India below the age of 35 years. The award carries a value of Rs. 4000/- and a gold medal will be given to the best paper presented during the contest, which will be organized at the Society’s meeting every two years. All those interested in competing for the award are required to send brief abstracts (not exceeding 500 words of their unpublished research papers) to the General Secretary, Nematological Society of India, Division of Nematology, IARI, New Delhi – 110012 not later than a date announced by the General Secretary. The papers will be evaluated by the preliminary screening committee and only those accepted will be permitted to present the full papers at the Society meeting. 

The following are the rules and regulations for the Award

  1. The award will be given to the best paper presented during the contest at the meeting of the Nematological Society of India. The award can be given in cash or kind (books or any other item helpful in research).
  2. All contestants must be members of the Nematological Society of India and below 35 years of age.
  3. The award will be judged by a committee appointed for the purpose and their decision shall be final.
  4. In the case of more than one author the award shall be shared equally.
  5. Receipt of an award shall not exclude Scientist (s) from being considered for a subsequent award, but it shall not be given before a lapse of at least one intervening society meeting.
  6. If the work presented relates to the thesis for the award of any degree, the concerned student should present the work and not the guide even though he may also be below 35 years of age.
  7. The work should have been carried out under Indian conditions and should relate to the work done during the preceding two years period.
  8. The time for the presentation shall be 15 minutes.

Professor H. M. Shah Memorial Award 

Professor H. M. Shah Memorial Award is open to all the members of the Nematological Society of India. The award, which is to be offered once in two years carries a value of Rs. 5000/- and will be given to the best contributor in the field of Nematology as evidenced by papers published during the preceding five years. All those interested in competing for the award will be required to send five copies of a write-up (not exceeding 10 typed pages in double space), five copies of the list of publications along with reprints of these papers published during this period. The entries for consideration of the award must reach the General Secretary, Nematological Society of India, Division of Nematology, IARI, New Delhi –110012.

The following are the rules and regulations for the award:

  1. The award will be given to the best cumulative outstanding research contribution during the period of five years preceding the date of consideration of the award. The contribution has to be based on published research papers in scientific journals.
  2. The award will be given in cash with the necessary citation for ‘Best Published Research work done in the field of Nematology in India’ during the five years preceding the years of the award.
  3. The contestant or at least one of the contestants must be a member(s) of the Nematological Society of India.
  4. There could be more than one author in the research contribution, but the contestant must be an author in all the papers irrespective of senior or junior position. In case, where two or more authors are common in all the research papers, which award money will be divided equally among all the authors.
  5. The receipt of the award by a scientist or a group of scientists shall not be excluded from being considered for the subsequent awards but in order to encourage intensive research activities in the field of Nematology, the award shall not be given to the same scientist or group of scientists, before a lapse of two intervening periods.
  6. The work should have been carried out under Indian conditions.
  7. The scientist(s) winning the Award will be required to present their contributions at the Society’s meeting.
  8. The decision of the judging Committee shall be final.
  9. All the formalities for the selection of the awardee (s) will be completed by the General Secretary and the judges well before the next meeting of the Society.

G.I.D’ Souza Memorial Award

Nature of Award:  Dr. G.I.D’Souza Memorial Award

The donor of the Award

Dr. Gerard S. D’Souza, S/o G.I. D’Souza 530 Cherokee Drive Morgantown, WV 26508, U.S.A. 

Value of the Award  

Prize money of the value of Rs. 6000/-in cash including all connected expenses with a Citation and a Momento.

Periodicity of the Award

The award shall be made once in two years.

Purpose of the Award                     

  • To create incentives for research workers in the field of Nematology to contain losses caused by plant parasitic nematodes.
  • The Award shall be made for a significant basis or applied research loading to result of practical importance in the field of Plant Nematology.

Administration of the Award         

Nematological Society of India shall have the sole right of selection of the recipient of the Award and of the formulation of rules governing such selections.

Eligibility for the Award:  All research workers above the age of 55 years but below 70 years.

Procedure for Selection of Recipient

  • The nomination will be invited by the Society for the award from the members of the Executive Committee of the Society.
  • Nominations received will be screened by the General Secretary and will be finalized by the Executive Committee to be considered for the award, he/she shall not take part in the decision-making process. As per our constitution (GB Dated: 17.11.2011), NSI EC members cannot be considered for any award. After the acceptance of a nomination by the majority in the Executive Committee, the award shall be announced.

Presentation of the Award  

The Awardee shall deliver a lecture at the biennial symposium/conference organized by the Society and one Page profile of the awardee along with the photograph shall be printed in the journal. The full text of the lecture of the awardee shall also be printed in the journal. The manuscript should not exceed 20 pages (typed in double space).      

Dr. (Mrs.) Sudershan Ganguly Memorial Young Scientist Research Presentation Award

The donor of the Award: Family members of Dr. (Mrs.) Sudershan Ganguly contributed Rs. 150,000/- (since 2018)

The following are the rules and regulations for the award:

  1. The award participation is open to all researchers (student/SRF/RA/scientist) up to the age of 30 years.
  2. The research work has to be related to any field of nematology.
  3. The presentation is restricted to five minutes covering an introduction, the importance of the study, results, and discussion. The presentation shall be followed by one-minute audience interaction.
  4. The presentation shall be judged on the basis of work, oration, and quality of slides.
  5. First, second, and third prizes are of Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000 and Rs. 1000 denomination respectively, with a certificate.

 

NSI Awards/ Fellowships

Honorary Fellows

Prof. D.J. Raski, Dr. Abrar M. Khan, Dr. A.R. Seshadri, Dr. Gopal Swarup, Dr. C.L. Sethi, and Dr. M.S. Jairajpuri had been the Honourary Fellows of the society, who were elected in recognition of their outstanding and meritorious contribution in the field of Nematology.

Fellow of Nematological Society of India

Fellows Nematological Society of India
1.   Dr. Inderjit Singh, Ludhiana 2.   Dr. B.N. Routray, Bhubaneswar
3.   Dr. P.K. Sakhuja, Ludhiana 4.   Dr. A. Acharya, Bhubaneswar
5.   Dr. S.K. Sharma, Ludhiana 6.   Dr. Matiyar Rahaman Khan, Kalyani
7.   Dr. Ch. Dhana Chand, Imphal 8.   Dr. Q.H. Baqri, Jodhpur
9.   Dr. P.C. Trivedi, Jaipur 10.    Dr. R.P. Nath, Patna
11.    Dr. B. Mukherjee, Agatala 12.    Dr. Mukesh Sehgal, New Delhi
13.    Dr. Mansoor A. Siddiqui, Aligarh 14.    Dr. N.M. Meitei, Canchipur
15.    Dr. (Ms.) Indra Rajvanshi, Jaipur 16.    Dr. I. Cannayane, Coimbatore
17.    Dr. J.S. Prasad, Hyderabad 18.    Dr. Reni Varghese, Kayamkulam
19.    Dr. K.S.Krishna Prasad, Ooty 20.    Dr. M.S. Rao, Bangalore
21.    Dr. K.V. Ramana, Calicut 22.    Dr. K.D. Upadhyay, Kanpur
23.    Dr. H.S. Gaur, New Delhi 24.    Dr. (Ms.) L. Sobita Devi, Allahabad
25.    Dr. B.K. Goswami, New Delhi 26.    Dr. (Ms.) Sunita Sharma, Bareilly
27.    Dr. S.D. Mishra, New Delhi 28.    Dr. A.K. Ganguly, New Delhi
29.    Dr. A.C. Verma, Faizabad 30.    Dr. Tabreiz A. Khan, Aligarh
31.    Dr. R.V. Singh, New Delhi 32.    Dr. Anil Sirohi, New Delhi
33.    Dr. A.N. Srivastava, New Delhi 34.    Dr. Bansa Singh, Kanpur
35.    Dr. S.C. Dhawan, New Delhi 36.    Dr. P.R. Chtterjee, Bankura
37.    Dr. (Ms.) S. Ganguly, New Delhi 38.    Dr. S.J. Eapen, Calicut
39.    Dr. Pankaj, New Delhi 40.    Dr. V. Mariappan, Thoothukundi
41.    Dr. Gautam Chawla, New Delhi 42.    Dr. L. Rajeshwari Anand, Hyderabad
43.    Dr. M. Luqman Khan, Solan 44.    Dr. Sartaj Tiyagi, Aligarh
45.    Dr.C.  Sankaranarayanan, Coimbatore 46.    Dr. K. Devarajan, Coimbatore
47.    Dr. N. Somasekhar, Coimbatore 48.    Dr. S. Ramakrishnan, Hunsur
49.    Dr. Prabhat K. Shukla, Aligarh 50.    Dr. Rashid Pervez, Calicut
51.    Dr. A. Shanthi, Coimbatore 52.    Dr. A K Chaubey, Meerut
53.    Dr. K.C. Mohanty, Bhubaneswar 54.    Dr. Narpinder Kaur, Ludhiana
55.    Dr. Puja Ohri, Amritsar 56.    Dr. Satya Kumar
57.    Dr. B. Manimaran, Delhi 58.     
    Professor D.J. Raski Academic Merit Award Professor D.J. Raski Academic Merit Award: The first award to be established by society was the Professor D.J. Raski Academic Merit Award, donated by Dr. D.J. Raski, and carries a cash value of INR 2000/- and a merit certificate.  
Recipients of Professor D.J. Raski Academic Merit Award
Dr. D. Premachandran 1981
Dr. K. S. Varaprasad 1983
Dr. R. K. Kaul 1985
Dr. A. L. Bilgrami 1986
Dr. M. S. Rao 1993
Dr. Anju Kamra 1995
Dr. N. Somasekhar 1998
Dr. Sharad Mohan 2002
Dhananjay Naik 2004
Tushar Kanti Dutta 2007
Bharat H. Gawade 2009
Jagdeesh Patil 2011
Priyank Mahatre 2013
Ashish K Singh 2017
Dr. Victor Phani, Dr. Yogesh Ekanath Thorat 2019
    Professor H. M. Shah Memorial Award The society has instituted another award in the memory of Late Prof. H M Shah of Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand, which carries a cash value of INR 5000/- and citation.  
Recipients of Professor H. M. Shah Memorial Award
Dr. S. B. Mishra 1993
Dr. M. M. Alam 1995
Dr. P. P. Reddy 1998
Dr. M. S. Rao & Dr. (Ms.) Usha Mehta 2000
Dr. H. S. Gaur 2002
Dr. R. K. Walia 2004
Dr. (Ms.) Sudershan Ganguly 2007
Dr. E. I. Jonathan 2009
Dr. Pankaj 2011
Dr. Mujeebur Rahman Khan 2015
Dr. Rakesh Pandey 2017
……………………. 2019
              G.I.D’ Souza Memorial Award   The family members of Dr. G. I. D’souza contributed INR 48,000/- to organizing a memorial lecture in 2002.  
Recipients of G.I.D’ Souza Memorial Award
Dr. P. K. Koshy 2002
Dr. M. S. Jairajpuri 2005
Dr. D. J. Patel 2007
Dr. J. S. Gill 2009
Dr. P. P. Reddy 2011
Dr. H. S. Gaur 2013
Dr. K. S. Varaprasad 2017
Dr. M.S. Rao 2019
    Dr. (Mrs.) Sudershan Ganguly Memorial Young Scientist Research Presentation Award   The donor of the Award: Family members of Dr. (Mrs.) Sudershan Ganguly contributed INR 150,000/- (since 2018)  
Dr. (Mrs.) Sudershan Ganguly Memorial Young Scientist Research Presentation Award  
Dr. Amit Ahuja, Dr Chaitra Ganapati Bhat 2019