ISA Best Ph.D. Thesis Award

This award was instituted in 1991 to motivate high quality fundamental and applied research amongst Ph.D. scholars in India in the field of Agronomy. This is an annual award open to all Indian students in the field of Agronomy. Only those theses are considered for this Award for which final viva-voce is completed by 31st December of the year for which the award is applied. The award carries a citation and cash prize of Rs.10,000/-.

Research workers in the field of Agronomy interested to apply for this Award are required to send their applications through proper channel along with a copy of thesis submitted by them for their Ph.D. degree in Agronomy, together with 6 copies of synopsis, highlighting the significance of research. The nomination should be accompanied by a certificate from the concerned Head of the Department that the research work of the candidate has been a significant factor in obtaining the data presented in the thesis leading to the conferment of Ph.D. degree in Agronomy.

All the nominations together with appropriate certificates should be sent to Secretary, Indian Society of Agronomy through the concerned Head of Department by the notified date to be announced while inviting nominations.

All the theses submitted would be judged by a panel of judges appointed by Executive committee. The Executive Committee, whose decision is final, shall approve the report of the judges. The candidate whose work is judged to be the best will be awarded a citation and Rs.10,000/- as cash at the General Body Meeting of the Society. The recipient of the award is expected to deliver an illustrated talk based on his significant research work submitted for the award.

TA/DA as admissible shall be paid to recipient of the award for his journey from his place of work to the place where biennial meeting is being held, in the case the recipient fails to get the same from his organization.

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The previous recipients of
ISA Best Ph.D. Thesis Award are as follows:
The previous recipients of
ISA Best M.Sc. Thesis are as follows:
2014 Dr Amarpreet Singh
2013 Dr Ashaq Hussain
2012 Dr T. Kiran Kumar
2011 Dr V. Karunakaran
2010 Dr. Vijay Pooniya
2009 Dr. C.P. Chandrasekara
2008 Dr. G.S. Yadahalli
2007 Dr. H.M. Jayadeva
2006 Dr. U.K. Shanwad
2004 Dr. Rajendra Lakpale
2003 Dr Esther Shekinah
2002 Dr.K.Kandiannan
1999 Dr.H.B.Babalad
1998 Dr.V.V. Angadi
1997 Dr.B.Sahadeva Reddy
1995 Dr.P.Thomas Varghese
1991-92 Dr. P. Rajendran
2014 Sh. Vijay Kumar
2013 Sh. Sudhir Kumar Rajpoot