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ICAR Awards 2017 – 18 Awards of ₹ 50,000/- & 2 Awards of ₹ 1.00 Lakh In Cash + Citation

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Name of the Award : Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2017

In order to promote high quality doctoral thesis research in priority/frontier areas of agriculture and allied sciences, ICAR has instituted 18 awards of ₹ 50,000/-in cash plus a citation and silver medal (gold polished) each to be awarded annually for the outstanding original research work in agriculture and allied sciences. This award is meant exclusively for the doctoral thesis related to agricultural sciences from  Indian Universities. The Ph.D. degree/provisional degree for this award must have been awarded during the year preceding the year of the award i.e. 2016.  A thesis will be considered only once for this award. Applicant must have evidence of publication of his/ her work in the form of published/ accepted form of at least one good research paper in a reputed journal having NAAS rating of ≥ 6 from the research work done for the Ph.D. thesis. The forwarding authority may give  clear cut recommendation highlighting the merit of the research work.

Objectives of the Award

  • To provide recognition to outstanding original research done by doctoral degree students
  • To provide incentive for enhancing the quality of doctoral thesis research
  • To promote high quality doctoral thesis research in emerging priority areas

Nature of the Award:

This award is meant exclusively for doctoral thesis related to agricultural
sciences from any Indian University. In addition a total of eighteen individual awards have been provided. Each individual award consists of Rs. 50,000 in cash plus a citation and silver medal (Gold polished). The eighteen awards will be given but not more than two awards in any one of the subject areas given below:

Eligibility:

  • Any Indian who has completed his Ph.D. degree in agricultural and allied sciences in the above areas.
  • The Certificate of the degree/provisional degree must have been obtained during the year preceding the year of the award. A thesis will be considered only once.
  • The research work must be original and must have a direct bearing on some relevant aspects of the agricultural production/management systems.
  • The results obtained must have the potential of enhancing the production/ productivity/sustainability of the relevant agricultural production/management system or substantially advance our knowledge.
  • Must have published/accepted at least one good research paper in a journal having NAAS rating of 6 and above

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Conceptual clarity and coherence of the research problem
  • Scientific, technological and socio-economic relevance and priority of the research problem
  • Compilation, analysis and interpretation of existing literature, quality of illustrations and
    photographs
  • Organization of research work. Complementarity of the various experiments and investigations and their integration into a logical plan of work
  • Conduct of the research programmes: Scientific soundness and technological modernity of the experimental methods and logical planning
    Scientific validity and accuracy of the analysis of experimental data
  • Principal findings: To what extent do they meet the objectives of the research programme
  • In what way the findings constitute a significant advance in our knowledge and understanding or help improve productivity and sustainability
  • Research papers published and their quality as judged by the NAAS rating
    Patents copyrights applied and accepted
See Also
Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) 2022 Research Fellowship Program

Procedure:

Applications for the award will be invited during September/October of the year of the
award. Applications made in the prescribed form obtainable from the Award Cell of ICAR, will be accepted up to the end of November/December of the year of the award. The Judging Committee will screen the Applications, identify outstanding entries, and m
ake recommendations to the Council along with the draft citations. If no outstanding entries have been received, no award will be awarded.

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Award 2

Name of the Award : Panjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Woman Scientist Award 2017

All women scientists engaged in research in agricultural and allied subjects /extension in a recognized institutions are eligible for this award. The award consists of ₹ 1.00 lakh  in cash and citation along with provision of equal amount of ₹ 1.00 lakh for motivating woman scientists and female students across the country including travel within a year of receiving  the award. The awards are exclusively meant for individual women scientists. The forwarding authority may give  clear cut recommendation highlighting the most significant achievements made by the scientists.

Objectives of the Award

  • To recognize outstanding research/extension work done by Women Scientists
  • To encourage women scientists to strive for excellence in agricultural research and extension

Nature of the Award:

Two annual awards meant exclusively for outstanding women agricultural scientists. The award consists  of Rs. 100,000 in cash and citation alongwith provision of equal amount of
Rs. 1 lakhs for motivating Women Scientists and female student across the country including travel within a year of receiving the award.

Frequency : Annual

Eligibility:

All women scientists engaged in research in agricultural and allied subjects /extension in a recognized institutions are eligible. The awards are exclusively meant for individual women scientists.

Evaluation Criteria:

i) The significance of the research & extension work. Its scientific, technological and
socio-economic relevance and priority
(ii) The specific objective of the work and the preparation of an appropriate plan of work to
achieve those objectives
(iii) The organization and conduct of the work
(iv) The principal findings
(v) The concrete recommendations emanating from the research/ extension work
(vi) The acceptability and adoptability of the recommendations by the intended users
(vii) Impact of the work in quantifiable terms

See Also
Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) 2022 Research Fellowship Program

Procedure:

Application for the award will be invited during September/ October of the year of the award.
Application made in the prescribed form obtainable from Award Cell, will be accepted up to the end of  November/December of the year of the award. The Judging Committee will screen the nominations, identify outstanding entries, and make recommendations to the Council along with the draft citations. If no outstanding entries have been received, no award will be awarded

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Award 3

Name of the Award : Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Outstanding Extension Scientist Award 2017

The award is exclusively meant for individual extension scientist/teacher for excellence in agricultural extension methodology and education work.  Two        individual awards have been provided. An individual award would consist of ₹ 1.00 lakh in cash and a citation.  Two awards have been assigned across the disciplines in agriculture & allied sciences. Applications must be submitted in the recommended format and should be duly authenticated and forwarded by the competent forwarding authority.

Objectives of the Award:

  • To provide recognition to outstanding agricultural extension work done by agricultural scientists and teachers in the ICAR – SAU system
  • To provide incentive for excellence in agricultural extension methodology and education work

Nature of the Award:

The award is exclusively meant for individual extension scientist/teacher. Two individual awards have been provided. An individual award would consist of Rs. 100,000/- in cash and a citation. Two awards have been assigned across the disciplines in agriculture & allied sciences.

Frequency : Annual

Eligibility:

All agricultural scientist/teacher engaged in extension work education work in the ICAR-
SAU system are eligible. Scientists and other functionaries working at equivalent levels of responsibility in the ICAR – assisted programmes outside the ICAR -SAU system are also eligible. The terminal stages of the extension education/work submitted for the award, including its impact assessment must have been completed during the five years preceding the year of the award.

Evaluation Criteria:

(i)The concept and organisation of the extension education/project under which the work
submitted for the award has been undertaken.
(ii) The specific objectives of the project work e.g. changes in knowledge, skills, attitudes; adoption of recommended technology, etc.
(iii) The technological and socio – economic relevance.
(iv) Any innovation made in the available methodology.
(v) The impact on the knowledge/skills/attitudes/adoption of the direct contacties and the  methodology used for impact evaluation.
(vi) Impact on the production/productivity/profitability/sustainability of the relevant enterprises of direct contacties.
(vii) The diffusion of the impact to neighbours of the direct contacties.
(viii) Problems encountered and solutions found.
(ix) Refinement of the messages/technologies and the methodologies used if any
(x) Suggestions for policy decisions for the improvement in the technology transfer environment in the relevant agricultural production system.
(xi) Publications based on the project work

See Also
Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) 2022 Research Fellowship Program

Procedure:

Applications for the award will be invited during September/October of the year of the award.
Applications made in the prescribed form, obtainable from the Award Cell, will be accepted up to the end of November/December of the year of the award. The Judging Committee will screen the nominations, identify outstanding entries, and make recommendations to the Council along with the draft citations. If no outstanding entries have been received, no award will be awarded.

Download guidelines & form

How to Apply:

The prescribed eligibility criteria, the guidelines and the pro-forma for applying for these awards may be downloaded from the ICAR website (www.icar.org.in). The applicants are required to submit their application in PDF format on our dedicated ICAR Award e-mail: ([email protected]). In addition, one hard copy of the application form may also be submitted. In case of farmer applicants, they may submit three copies of applications duly forwarded and recommended by the appropriate forwarding/ nominating authority. The application(s) with complete documents sent through email, duly forwarded and recommended by the appropriate authority should be sent to Dr. Shiv Prasad Kimothi, Assistant Director General (Coordination), ICAR, Room No. 204A, Krishi Bhawan, Dr.Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi-110001 so as to reach him on or before 31.12.2017. The last date for receiving the hard copy of applications duly forwarded and recommended by the appropriate authority for applicants in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, States/Union Territory in the North Eastern Region, Ladakh Division of J&K State and Sikkim is 15.01.2018. The candidates should also clearly mention their contact details (mobile No. and e-mail) along with  Bank Account No., Bank Address, IFSC Code and PAN No and attach a copy of cancelled cheque . The Council will retain the award winning applications/thesis for the record.

Each candidate will be judged on the basis of the originality and the applied value of the investigations as revealed in the documents submitted by him. In all matters relating to the award, the decision of the Council shall be final and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.

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  1. Dear sir or Madam
    After completion my masters degree am unable continue my PhD due to lack of money and i tried to get into cftri
    their rules without any project its difficult get seat and no recomendations so i dropped

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