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M.K. Patel Memorial Young Scientist Award - Guidelines

Name of the Award

M.K. Patel Memorial Young Scientist Award

Donor of the Award

Dr. M.V. Desai

Endowment

An amount of Rs. 1.5 Lakhs

Value of the Award

Tentatively Biannual interest of the endowment amount less overhead expenditure.

Purpose of the Award

  • To create incentive for research workers in the field of plant pathology to contain  losses caused by the plant diseases

  • The award shall be made for significant basic or applied research leading to results  of practical importance in the field of plant pathology

Administration of the Award

The Society shall have the sole right of selection of the recipient of the award and of the formulation of rules governing such selection

Eligibility of the Award

The award proposed to be given annually to any individual in recognition of his/her professional contribution in Plant Pathology, is opened to the members of the Society who are not more than 40 years of age as on 31st December of the year. The work done for any degree or diploma shall not be considered within the purview of contribution for this award.

Nomination Procedure

IPS 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 will be given annually to any individual in recognition of his/her professional contribution in Plant Pathology and is open to the members of the Society who are not more than 40 years of age as on 31st December of the year. The award will be delivered in the Zonal Symposium of respective zones from which the awardee is selected by rotation among the zones. The awardee will be felicitated in the National Symposium.