Call for Nominations for Prof. N. Appaji Rao Best Mentor Award – 2017

Dear Members,

Greetings from IISc. Alumni Association (IIScAA)!

(Instituted by students and associates of Prof. N. Appaji Rao)

IIScAA invites nominations for the third Prof. N. Appaji Rao Best Mentor Award. The award which is given once every three years, is to honour a distinguished scientist in the area of Biological Sciences who has mentored several young persons to achieve positions of eminence and leadership.

The first recipient of this award for the year 2011 was Prof. M. R. S. Rao, President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore and the second recipient for the year 2014 was Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar INSA SN Bose Research Professor and JC Bose National Fellow at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc.

A brief CV of Prof. N. Appaji Rao is attached for your kind information.

Eligibility :
a) The awardee should be a distinguished academic or a leader in industrial research related to Biological Sciences

b) should havementored associates, who have achieved leadership positions.

c) The nomineeshould be below 65 years as on January 1, 2017

The award consists of a cash prize of approx. Rs.1,00,000/- ( Rupees One Lakh only) and a Citation, which will be presented by the Director, IISc in a meeting to be held in August 2017 at IISc, Bangalore.

The nomination containing the brief CV of the nominee covering the  list of important publications; list of mentees who have been mentored by the nominee, the type of mentoring and the positions presently held by them and any other relevant information, should be sentby e-mail  to   (or)   by post to the following address:

The President
IISc. Alumni Association
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560012, India

Nominations should be sent by a mentee of the nominee or any other individual who is closely associated with the nominee.

Self- Nomination is not encouraged.

Nominations should reach IIScAA Office by June 30, 2017.


Dr. L. N. Satapathy
IISc. Alumni Association
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore- 560012

Tel : 23600180 / 22932597
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