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Justice Oak Award for Outstanding Thesis in Astronomy

The society gives the Justice V.G. Oak Award for outstanding Ph.D. thesis in Astronomy by an Indian student. The nominations for this award may be made by senior scientists, directors or heads of institutes or observatories engaged in research in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary sciences and allied fields. The thesis should have been formally submitted in the year preceeding the year of the award. The award consists of books and a medal.

The objectives of the award is to encourage excellence amongst research students in India, and the award is given on the adjudication by a Standing Committee appointed by the ASI. The nominations should include a summary of the scientific work constituting the thesis, a statement regarding why the nominator considers the thesis outstanding, the curriculum vitae of the candidate and a signed letter by the nominator.

This award was instituted in the year 2002, and the following is the list of awardees:

2010 Dr. Sanjiv Kumar Tiwari The softcopy of thesis is here
2011 Dr. Girjesh Gupta & Dr. Manash Samal The summary of thesis by Dr. Girjesh Gupta is here

The summary of thesis by Dr. Manash Samal is here

2012 Dr. Arunima Banerjee The summary of thesis is here
2013 Dr. Bidya Karak The summary of thesis is here
2014 Dr. Vemareddy Panditi The summary of thesis is here
2015 Dr. Rupal Basak The summary of thesis is here
2016 Dr. Pallavi Bhat -
2016 Dr. Tanmoy Chattopadhyay The summary of thesis is here