1. About the award

This award has been instituted by the society to encourage the participation of young astronomers who have completed their thesis during the two years preceding a scientific meeting of the ASI. The naming of the prize in honour of Prof. K. D. Abhyankar was decided by the General Body during the ASI meeting in 2011.

Candidates who have defended their thesis between January-December (preceding two years) prior to the ASI meeting are eligible for this award. These candidates are given a set time slot to present the details of their respective thesis at an appropriate scientific meeting of the ASI. The prize consists of a certificate and a cash award of Rs. 20,000/-.

2. Selection Process

A panel of judges duly appointed by the Executive Council of the Society in consultation with the scientific organising committee of that meeting shall select the best presentation. The panel of judges will communicate the result of its deliberations to the ASI council during the meeting.

A person who has received the Justice Oak award will not be considered for this award.

3. Announcement of the Award

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

The K D Abhyankar Best Thesis Presentation for the respective years has been awarded to the following:

Sl No. Name Year
1 Dr. Surajit Mondal 2022
2 Dr. Prasanna Deshmukh 2022
3 Dr. Barnali Das (Honourable mention) 2022
4 Dr. Archita Rai (Honourable mention) 2022
1 Dr. Avrajit Bandyopadhyay 2021
2 Dr. Anshu Kumari 2021
3 Dr. Avyarthana Ghosh 2020
4 Dr. Sudip Mandal 2020
5 Dr. Veena V. S. 2019
6 Dr. Visweshwar Ram Marthi 2018
7 Dr. Sajal Kumar Dhara 2017
8 Dr. Priyanka Chaturvedi 2017
97 Dr. S. Athiray 2016
10 Dr. S. Krishna Prasad 2015
11 Dr. Prashant Mohan 2015
12 Dr. Arunima Banerjee 2014
13 Dr. Vemareddy Panditi 2014
14 Dr. Smitha Subramanian 2013
15 Dr. Manju Sudhakar 2011
16 Dr. Piyali Chatterjee 2009
17 Dr. Sanjay Gosain 2009
18 Dr. Amrit Lal Ahuja 2007
19 Dr. Anand Hota 2007
20 Dr. P. Manoj 2005