Congratulations to Dr. Barnali Das, the recipient of the Justice Oak Award for Outstanding Thesis in Astronomy for the year 2022.
1. About the award
The society gives the Justice V. G. Oak Award for outstanding Ph.D. thesis in Astronomy by an Indian student. The objective of the award is to encourage excellence amongst research students in India. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 20,000.
2. Nomination criteria
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 nomination.
All nominations for the award must be received by the ASI, by the deadline as indicated on the website of the ASI. Nominations must be submitted via the online interface on the ASI website. Nominations can be made by the heads of the institutions and other eminent members of the ASI.
For the award year 2022, the nominations must be received by 07 Dec 2022 (Closed!). The nominees should have defended their thesis between 01 Aug 2021 and 31 July 2022 (inclusive of both dates) for consideration of the award.
Nominations must include the following material:
- Name of Nominee
- Details of Nominee
- Address for correspondence
- Date of birth
- Email ID
- Mobile number
- Curriculum vitae of the candidate including full list of publications
- Nomination letter with signature and date
- Summary of the scientific work constituting the thesis
- A statement regarding why the nominator considers the thesis outstanding
- List of publications relevant to the Thesis
- Reprints relevant to the recommendation (please add only hyperlinks)
- Citations of relevance
- Details of the Proposer
- Designation and Affiliation
- Mobile number
Online form is closed now, deadline was 7th Dec 2022
4. Selection Process
A panel of five judges duly appointed by the executive council of the society, shall select the outstanding thesis. The panel of judges will communicate the result of its deliberations to the ASI council.
5. Announcement of the Award
The Justice V. G. Oak Award for outstanding Ph.D. thesis will be given at the ASI meeting and the awardee will be asked to make a short presentation of their thesis work.
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|
|2021||Dr. Swagat Saurav Mishra||-|
|2021||Dr. Anshu Kumari (Honorable Mention)||-|
|2021||Dr. Surajit Mondal (Honorable Mention)||-|
|2022||Dr. Barnali Das||-|