1. About the award

A set of five awards has been instituted for the poster presentations during the Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society of India. Each award consists of Rs. 5,000/- as cash prize and a certificate, and this will be presented to the authors of the poster judged to be the best in respective disciplines.

2. Selection Process

The posters displayed during ASI meetings will be judged by a panel of judges constituted by the ASI in consultation with the scientific organising committee ensuring technical and gender representation. The panel of judges will communicate the result of its deliberations to the ASI council during the meeting.

3.Announcement of the Award

The best poster awards will be announced on the last day of the ASI meeting where the winners will receive the awards.

The following are the list of awardees -

Sl No. Name Discipline Title of the Poster Year
 
A set of 5 awards were awarded for the poster presentations during the 40th Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society of India, hosted jointly by IIT Roorkee and ARIES Nainital from 25-29 March 2022
1 Devojyoti Kansabanik (NCRA-TIFR, Pune) Sun and the Solar System A Statistical Study of Plasmoids associated with post-CME Current Sheet 2022
1 Sahel Day (IIA, Bangalore) Sun and the Solar System A Statistical Study of Plasmoids associated with post-CME Current Sheet 2022
2 Arun Roy (CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore) Stars, ISM, and the Galaxy Discovery of fullerenes in the circumstellar medium of Herbig Ae/Be stars 2022
2 Bharti Arora (ARIES Nainital) Stars, ISM, and the Galaxy Episodic dust formation in the colliding wind binary WR 125 2022
3 Sioree Ansar (IIA, Bangalore) Extragalactic Astronomy Bar Formation and Destruction in the FIRE2 Simulations 2022
4 Barun Maity (NCRA-TIFR, Pune) General Relativity and Cosmology Efficient Modelling of Cosmic Reionization using SCRIPT 2022
4 Koustav Chandra (IIT, Bombay) General Relativity and Cosmology Are the sources of GW190521 and ZTF19abanrhr the same? 2022
5 Kshitij Bane (IIA, Bangalore) Instrumentation and Techniques A new facility for pulsar observations at low radio frequencies 2022
 
Best Poster Award from the Indian Academy of Sciences for the year 2022
1 Harsh Kumar from IIT Bombay Instrumentation and techniques The poster on GROWTH India Telescope: A Robotic Eye for Time Domain Astronomy 2022
2 Akriti Sinha from IIT, Indore Extragalactic Astronomy Studying star-formation with low-frequency uGMRT observations 2022
 
1 Ritesh Patel (ARIES, Nainital) Sun and Solar System A Statistical Study of Plasmoids associated with post-CME Current Sheet 2021
2 Anshuman Acharya (IISER Mohali) Stars, ISM and Galaxy How Robust are the Inferred Density and Metallicity of the Circumgalactic Medium? 2021
3 Sushant Dutta (PRL, Ahmedabad) Extragalactic Astronomy Population of Remnant Radio Galaxies in Deep Radio Surveys 2021
4 Soummyadip Basak (ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore) General Relativity and Cosmology Constraining The Fraction of Compact Dark Matter Using Gravitational Lensing of Gravitational Waves 2021
5 Sonam Jorphail (IAO-IIA Hanle) Instrumentation and Techniques Development of a complete telescope controller using an inexpensive PSoC based microcontroller 2021
5 Tsewang Stanzin (IAO-IIA Hanle) Instrumentation and Techniques Development of the telescope control system and observatory control software for the robotic operation 2021
 
1 Sarvesh Mangla from IIT Indore Instrumentation and techniques Study of equatorial ionosphere with Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) from the Indian Academy of Sciences for 2021
2 Prithish Halder from PRL, Ahmedabad Sun and the Solar System A comet dust model based on the findings from the Rosetta mission from the Indian Academy of Sciences for 2021
 
1 Ms. Shilpi Bhunia (IISER Pune) Sun and Solar System A survey of the solar data from the Murchison Widefield Array 2020
2 Mr. Akash Garg (Jamia Millia Islamia) Stars, ISM and Galaxy Modelling the energy dependent temporal behavior in Black hole X-ray binaries 2020
3 Ms. Prerana Biswas (IISc Bangalore) Extragalactic Astronomy Kinematics of nearby spiral galaxies with different inclination angles using 21cm HI interferometric data 2020
4 Mr. Sajal Gupta (IISER Kolkata) General Relativity and Cosmology Bounds on graviton mass from galaxy clusters 2020
5 Mr. Prasanna Deshmukh (IIA, Bangalore) Instrumentation and Techniques Prototyping of Soft Actuators for Thirty Meter Telescope in India 2020
 
1 Mr. Devojyoti Kansabanik (NCRA, Pune) Stars, ISM and Galaxy (Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 3000/- and Springer eBooks worth 200 Euros) Investigation of eclipse mechanism for Black Widow Pulsar J1544+4937 from the Indian Academy of Sciences for the year 2020
2 Mr. Satabdwa Majumdar(IIA, Bangalore) Sun and the Solar System (Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 3000/- Springer eBooks worth 200 Euros) Connecting 3D Kinematics of slow and fast CMEs to their source regions: A preparatory study for the ADITYA L1 mission from the Indian Academy of Sciences for the year 2020
 
1 Mr. Prabir Kumar Mitra Sun and Solar System Evolution of solar magnetic fields and large-scale reconnection events in extremely complex solar active region NOAA 12673 2019
2 Mr. Avrajit Bandyopadhyay Stars, ISM and Galaxy New discoveries of globular cluster escapees and other results from GOMPA(Galactic survey Of Metal Poor stArs) survey 2019
3 Ms. Pranjupriya Goswami Extragalactic Astronomy Synchrotron spectral curvature of blazars as probe to understand electron diffusion 2019
4 Prof. K E Rangarajan Instrumentation and Techniques College level Solar Physics Experiments 2019
 
1 Ms. Barnali Das Stars, ISM and Galaxy (Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 2000/- and Springer eBooks worth 200 Euros) HD 142990: The third main-sequence magnetic star with coherent emission from the Indian Academy of Sciences for the year 2019
2 Ms. Sanna Gulati Extragalactic Astronomy (Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 2000/- Springer eBooks worth 200 Euros) Short-term optical variability in misaligned active galaxies from the Indian Academy of Sciences for the year 2019
 
1 Mr. Surajit Mondal Sun and Solar System Ionospheric Studies Using By-products of a Low-radio Frequency Solar Imaging Pipeline 2018
2 Ms. A. J. Nayana Stars, ISM and Galaxy uGMRT observations of a TeV SNR G353.6-0.7 2018
3 Mr. Pratik Dabhade Extragalactic Astronomy Giant Radio Galaxies from LOFAR Two Metre Sky Survey 2018
4 Mr. Shishir Sankhyayan Genaral Relativity and Cosmology Large Scale Structures in SDSS 2018
5 Ms. Vinutha C Instrumentation and Techniques SWAN (Sky Watch Array Network) Demonstrator: Development & Status 2018
 
1 Ms. Snehalata Sahu Stars, ISM and Galaxy (Award carries Springer eBook worth 200 Euros) UVIT Study of Blue Straggler Stars in Globular Cluster NGC 5466 from the Indian Academy of Sciences for the year 2018
2 Mr. Chayan Mondal Extragalactic Astronomy (Award carries Springer eBook worth 200 Euros) UVIT imaging of WLM: How clumpy are the young and hot star distribution in this metal poor galaxy? from the Indian Academy of Sciences for the year 2018
 
1 Mr. Vaibhav Pant Sun and Solar System Automated Detection of CMEs in Heliosphere: Comparison between manual and automated catalogs 2017
2 Mr. Supriyo Ghosh Stars, ISM and Galaxy The Near-Infrared Spectral Calibration of Late-type Giant Stars from medium resolution HK-band Spectra 2017
3 Mr. Amit Kumar Mandal Extragalactic Astronomy Determination of the size of the dust torus in H0507+164 through Optical-IR monitoring 2017
4 Mr. Pratik Tarafdar Genaral Relativity and Cosmology Influence of disc geometry on shocked accretion 2017
5 Mr. Ashish Mhaske Instrumentation and Techniques Horn antenna and Software Defined Radio for detecting 21 cm hydrogen line 2017
 
1 Ms. Nishtha Sachdeva Sun and the Solar System (The award consists of Springer eBook worth 220 Euros and cash prize of Rs. 2500/-) CME Propagation Dynamics: Relative importance of Lorentz forces and solar wind drag from the Indian Academy of Sciences for the year 2017
2 Ms. Vinita Navalkar Instrumentation and Techniques (The award consists of Springer eBook worth 200 Euros and cash prize of Rs. 2500/-) Development of sputtering system for fabrication of thin film multilayer optics of hard X-RAY TELESCOPE from the Indian Academy of Sciences for the year 2017
 
1 Mr. Rakesh Chandra Narwa Sun and Solar System Statistical analysis of meteoroid fragmentation during the Geminid and Leonid Meteor showers 2016
2 Mr. Kishalay De Stars, ISM and Galaxy The puzzling orbital period evolution of the LMXB AX J1745.6-2901 2016
3 Ms. Ruta Kale Extragalactic Astronomy Spectra of brightest cluster galaxies 2016
4 Ms. Priyanka Singh Genaral Relativity and Cosmology Suppression of galactic outflows by cosmological infall/circumgalactic medium 2016
5 Ms. Anshu Kumari Instrumentation and Techniques Crosspolarized Log-Periodic Dipole Antenna for Low Frequency Solar Observations 2016
 
1 Mr. Vaibhav Pant Sun and Solar System Transverse Oscillations in coronal rain 2015
2 Ms. Supriya Hebbur Dayananda Sun and Solar System 1-D modeling of the Center-to-limb variation of the Stokes profiles of the Ca I 4227 A line 2015
3 Mr. Arun Kumar Naidu Stars and the Galaxy Interesting nulling behaviour of PSR J1709-1640 2015
4 Ms. Sheelu Abraham Extragalactic Astronomy Photometric Redshifts of Quasars from SDSS 2015
5 Mr.Kartick Chnandra Sarkar Extragalactic Astronomy Effect of hot halo gas on supernovae driven outflows 2015
6 Mr.Shishir Sankhyayan Genaral Relativity and Cosmology Extremely Large Scale Structures in Galaxies Redshift Surveys 2015
7 Mr. Prasanna Deshmukh Instrumentation and Techniques Dynamic loading assembly for performance testing of Segmented Mirror Telescope Actuators 2015
8 Mr. Tanmoy Cattopadhyay Instrumentation and Techniques Development of a Hard X-ray Focal Plane Compton Polarimeter 2015
 
1 Mr. S. Krishna Prasad Sun and the Solar System Spectroscopic studies of coronal loops 2014
2 Mr. Tapas Baug Stars and the Galaxy Is semi-regular variable UZ Ariteis asymmetric? 2014
3 Mr. Samyaday Choudhury Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology What is the metallicity map tell us about the evolution of the LMC ? 2014
4 Mr. Kuldeep Kumar Yadav Instrumentation and Techniques Disp analysis procedure for the TACTIC gamma ray telescope 2014
 
1 Mr. Satish Chandra Sun and the Solar System - 2011
2 Mr. Lokesh Kumar Dewangan Stars and the Galaxy - 2011
3 Mr. Kulkarni Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology - 2011
4 Jointly to Ms. Dhivya Sengodan and Ms. Uma Unnikrishnan Instrumentation and Techniques - 2011
 
1 Mr. Girjesh Gupta Sun and the Solar System On the statistical detection of propagating waves in polar coronal holes 2009
2 Mr. Kaushar Vaidya Stars and the Galaxy - 2009
3 Ms. Chandreyee Sengupta Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology H-I and radio continuum emission from the interacting galaxy system: Arp86 2009
4 Mr. Mudit Srivastava Instrumentation and Techniques Design and development of optical fibre based integral field unit (IFU) for 2-D spectroscopy 2009
 
1 Mr. P. Sreejith Sun and the Solar System Seeing Induced Cross-talk in Filter-based Velocity Measurements 2007
2 Mr. Subhashis Roy Stars and the Galaxy New Results on Radio Emission from the Transient Bursting Source GCRTJ 1745-3009 2007
3 Mr. Jitendra Kodilkar Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology Multi-frequency Radio Continuum Observations of Nearby Spiral Galaxies: NGC 2997, NGC 4565 2007
4 Mr. A. K. Saxena Instrumentation and Techniques Proposed Adaptive Optics System for Vainu Bappu Telescope 2007
4 Mr. V. K. Dhar Instrumentation and Techniques Feasibility of using ANN-based Algorithms for Improving the Sensitivity of TACTIC Imaging Telescope 2007
 
1 Mr. Koshy George Sun and the Solar System H3+ in Jovian Aurorae 2005
2 Mr. Amrit Lal Ahuja Stars and the Galaxy A Novel Technique of Accurate Estimation of Pulsar DM 2005
3 Mr. Surajit Dasgupta Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology Evidence for Relativistic Ionized Outflows in the Narrow-line Seyfert 1 Galaxies 2005
4 Mr. R. Sridhara Instrumentation and Techniques An Image Stabilization System for Solar Observations 2005