(Nominations) G N Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in
Biological Sciences & Technology for the year 2016
a) The Award is named after Prof. G N Ramachandran and will be known as the “
G N Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences & Technology”.
b) The Award is given each year for outstanding contributions to Biological
Sciences & Technology.
2. Nature of Award
A Gold Medal and a citation are to be presented to the recipient on 26
September, the CSIR Foundation Day. Medal is awarded for notable and outstanding
research, applied or fundamental, in the inter-disciplinary subject / field of
Biological Sciences and Technology.
Recognition of outstanding work in Biological Sciences & Technology.
a) Any citizen of India engaged in research in Biological
Sciences & Technology. Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian
Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
b) The Award shall be bestowed on a person, who in the opinion of Advisory
Committee constituted by CSIR, has made conspicuously important and excellent
contributions to human knowledge and progress, fundamental or applied in the
particular field of endeavor, which is his / her specialization.
c) The award would be given on the basis of contributions made through work done
primarily in India during the ten years, preceding the year of prize (For this
purpose “primarily” will mean “for the most part”).
The Award shall be given every year with the approval of the
Governing Body of CSIR on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee.
6. Advisory Committee
a) The Advisory Committee for each year’s award would be
constituted by DG, CSIR. The Committee would consist of a maximum of seven
experts in broad areas.
b) On receipt of the nominations for a particular year, CSIR would circulate the
list of nominees along with the detailed statement of work and attainments of
each candidate to all members of Advisory Committee.
c) Meeting of the Committee would be convened by CSIR, in consultation with the
Chairperson for selecting the recipient of the “G N Ramachandran Award” and the
recommendations of the Committee would be submitted to DG, CSIR for approval.
d) The composition of Advisory Committee, the information submitted for their
scrutiny, the proceedings of the meeting and the procedure for consideration of
the nominations, other than as detailed herein would be kept confidential.
a) Name of candidates may be proposed by a member of the
Governing Body (CSIR); Presidents of approved scientific societies and academies
of all-India character, Vice-Chancellors of Universities; Deemed Universities
and Institutions of national importance; Directors of Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT), Director-General of the major R & D organizations, such as the
Defence Research & Development Organisation, Indian Council of Agricultural
Research, Indian Council of Medical Research, Directors of CSIR Laboratories,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Secretaries of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Department of
Biotechnology, etc. Member in-charge (Science) in the Planning Commission and
former Prof GNR Gold Medal Awardees. University Faculties can recommend
scientists working in their institutions only and route nominations through
their respective Vice-Chancellors, while the faculties in IITs are required to
send their nominations through their Directors. Directors-General of the R & D
Organisations and Chairperson of Commissions may sponsor names of the scientists
working in their respective organizations. The Directors of CSIR laboratories
can nominate candidates in disciplines of their interest irrespective of the
fact whether they are working in CSIR laboratories or outside. The recipients of
Prof GNR Gold Medal can send nomination of one person only for each year’s
award. Nominations from other individuals sponsoring their own names or of other
are not acceptable. Each nomination should be accompanied by a detailed
statements of work and attainments of the nominee and a critical assessment
report (not more than 500 words) bringing out the importance of significant
research and development contributions of the nominee made during the ten years
preceding the year of the Prize.
b) A candidate, once nominated, would be considered for a
total period of three years, if otherwise eligible. Once such a nomination has
been received, CSIR can correspond directly with the candidate for supplementary
information, if necessary.
a) The Award will be presented to the recipient on 26
September, the CSIR Foundation Day.
b) In all matters of award of “G N Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in
Biological Sciences & Technology” the decision of CSIR shall be final.