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 past one year (within certain dates) 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.
The thesis should have been formally defended in the period between 01 Aug (two years prior to year of award) and 31 July of the year preceding the award year. For example, the final thesis viva should have been conducted between 01 Aug 2018 and 31 July 2019 (both dates included) for the award of the year 2020. All formalities for the award of degree must be completed at the time of thesis abstract submission. The candidates are given a set time slot to present details of their respective thesis at the 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:
|Dr. Sonu Tabitha Paulson||2023|
|Dr. Yash Bhargava (Honourable mention)||2023|
|Dr. Surajit Mondal||2022|
|Dr. Prasanna Deshmukh||2022|
|Dr. Barnali Das (Honourable mention)||2022|
|Dr. Archita Rai (Honourable mention)||2022|
|Dr. Avrajit Bandyopadhyay||2021|
|Dr. Anshu Kumari||2021|
|Dr. Avyarthana Ghosh||2020|
|Dr. Sudip Mandal||2020|
|Dr. Veena V. S.||2019|
|Dr. Visweshwar Ram Marthi||2018|
|Dr. Sajal Kumar Dhara||2017|
|Dr. Priyanka Chaturvedi||2017|
|Dr. S. Athiray||2016|
|Dr. S. Krishna Prasad||2015|
|Dr. Prashant Mohan||2015|
|Dr. Arunima Banerjee||2014|
|Dr. Vemareddy Panditi||2014|
|Dr. Smitha Subramanian||2013|
|Dr. Manju Sudhakar||2011|
|Dr. Piyali Chatterjee||2009|
|Dr. Sanjay Gosain||2009|
|Dr. Amrit Lal Ahuja||2007|
|Dr. Anand Hota||2007|
|Dr. P. Manoj||2005|