Indian Phytopathological Society 

New Delhi


K.C. Mehta and Manoranjan Mitra Award - Guidelines

Name of the Award

Dr. K.C. Mehta and Manoranjan Mitra Memorial Review Article

Donor of the Award

52nd IPS Endowment Fund

Nature of the Award

A Citation for thought provoking Review Article on newer/emerging/issues/challenges in any field of Plant Pathology which will be published in Indian Phytopathology.

Periodicity of the Award

The Award shall be made once in a year.

Purpose the Award

To publish and disseminate the information on newer plant pathology.

Administration of the Award

The Society shall have the right of selection of the recipient of the award and the title of the Review Article.

Eligibility of the Award

All research workers, having at lest 10 year of standing as IPS member, engaged in leading areas of plant pathology research throughout the country shall be eligible for the award.

Nomination Procedure

PS will invite applications for the different awards in two ways:

Open Nomination: The members of the Society who wish to apply for different awards given by the Society can file their application. The application of the nomination should be as per the format given by the Society which should be duly proposed and seconded by two Fellows of IPS. A fellow can propose/ recommend maximum of two candidates in a year. One member can apply for only one award during the same year. 

EC Nomination: Nomination for the different awards given by the Society each year are invited by the Society from the members of the Executive Council (EC). EC nominees need not to be proposed and seconded by the fellows of the Society.

Procedure for selection of Recipients


  • Nominations received will be preliminary scrutinized by the Screening Committee, which will select 5 names for further recommendation by the Judging Committee.

  • Judging Committee will recommend one name for to the Secretary in a sealed envelope.

  • Any member of the Society, who has filed his/her nomination for any award can not be the member of either Screening or Judging Committee during the year.

  • Secretary, IPS will place the result before the EC for approval and subsequently in GB for declaration.

Presentation of the Award


  • The award shall be announced at the annual meeting of the Society.

  • The award shall be requested to submit the Review article to Editor-in-chief with in six months. In the event of non-receipt of the Review Article in the time, the review for the year will be skipped.