The G N Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences & Technology is named after Prof. G N Ramachandran and given each year for outstanding contributions to Biological Sciences & Technology by CSIR.
Nature of Award:
A Gold Medal and a citation are to be presented to the recipient on 26 September, the CSIR Foundation Day. The medal is awarded for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in the inter-disciplinary subject /field of Biological Sciences and Technology.
- Any citizen of India engaged in research in Biological Sciences & Technology. Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
- The Award shall be bestowed on a person, who in the opinion of Advisory Committee constituted by CSIR, has made conspicuously important and excellent contributions to human knowledge and progress, fundamental or applied in the particular field of endeavor, which is his/her specialization.
- The award would be given on the basis of contributions made through work done primarily in India during the ten years, preceding the year of the prize (For this purpose “primarily” will mean “for the most part”).
- Name of candidates may be proposed by a member of the Governing Body (CSIR); Presidents of approved scientific societies and academies of all-India character, Vice-Chancellors of Universities; Deemed Universities and Institutions of national importance; Directors of IIT, Director General of the major R & D organizations, such as the DRDO, ICAR, ICMR, Directors of CSIR Laboratories, BARC, TIFR, Secretaries of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Department of Biotechnology, etc. Member in-charge (Science) in the Planning Commission and former GNR Gold Medal Awardees.
- Each nomination should be accompanied by detailed statements of work and attainments of the nominee and a critical assessment report (not more than 500 words) bringing out the importance of significant research and development contributions of the nominee made during the ten years preceding the year of the Prize.
- A candidate, once nominated, would be considered for a total period of three years, if otherwise eligible. Once such a nomination has been received, CSIR can correspond directly with the candidate for supplementary information, if necessary.
How to Nominate?
The filled-in proforma (Original + one copy) neatly typewritten giving complete information about the nominee may be sent to Scientist Incharge, SSB YSA Unit, Human Resource Development (HRD) Group, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012.