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 calendar year (Jan to Dec) preceding the year of the award (For Eg: The thesis should have been submitted in the calendar year Jan to Dec, 2019 for award year 2020).The candidate should have successfully defended the thesis and all formalities for award of degree must be completed at the time of nomination.
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|
|2017||Dr. Vaidehi Sharan Paliya||The summary of thesis is here|
|2018||Dr. Rajeshwari Dutta||The summary of thesis is here|
|2019||Dr. Saurabh Singh||-|
|2020||Dr. Prantika Bhowmik||The summary of thesis is here|
|2020||Dr. Panini Singam||The summary of thesis is here|