Karnataka Science and Technology Academy

Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka

Prof. C. N. R. Rao Lifetime Achievement Award in STEAM

  • An accomplished Senior Scientist/Technologist of Karnataka origin will be honoured at the Annual KSTA Conference or other important event, in recognition of her/his outstanding contributions to the field of STEAM, with a gold medal, Rs 2.00 lakh cash and Honorary Fellowship of the Academy.
  • The Awardee will be invited for the Conference and provided with domestic economy class airfare or First Class rail fare as required and accommodation during the Conference.

Eligibility

  • Nominee shall be a Senior Scientist/Technocrat who has attained the age of 60 years and beyond, and has made significant original contributions in the area of STEAM throughout her/his career and service, spanning for a period of at least 20 years
  • Nominee will be of Karnataka origin, by birth or domicile or service. She or he may be residing anywhere else in India or abroad at the time of nomination for the said award

Criteria for Nomination/Award

  • Nominee should have made significant and consistent contributions to her/his area of specialization under STEAM (basic and/or applied fields), as evidenced by scholarly research publications in peer-reviewed journals, review articles, written and/or edited books printed and published by reputed organizations, and/or has received patent licensure from recognised authorities
  • Additionally, the Nominee should have made significant contribution/s to the development and/or understanding of issues under STEAM, including imparting training and mentoring of younger scholars, and reaching out need-based and innovative solutions, for the benefit of the Society
  • The award will be conferred only once to a person and no posthumous awards are to be considered
  • The award will not normally be conferred on those who have already received a similar lifetime award as instituted by the Karnataka Government or another organization with similar objectives as KSTA, and funded by the Government of Karnataka
  • The announcement of awards will be placed on the KSTA website and as a news item in leading newspapers in the month of June every year. Nominations/ applications should be made in two months’ time from the date of announcement in the prescribed format given below

Nomination Form

Forms will be uploaded when call for nominations is announced

Nominations for the year 2021 is over. Next call will be in August 2022

Prof. CNR Rao Lifetime Achievement Awardees

(Formerly Know as KSTA Lifetime Achievement Award)

2020

2019

2007

Prof. U R Rao and Prof. C N R Rao awarded in 2007

Prof. U R Rao and Prof. C N R Rao

2009

Prof. Roddam Narasimha awarded in 2009

Prof. Roddam Narasimha

2010

Prof. R Dwarakinath awarded in 2010

Prof. R Dwarakinath

2011

Dr. V Prakash awarded in 2011

Dr. V Prakash

2012

Dr. P S Shankar awarded in 2012

Dr. P S Shankar

2013

Prof. H Sharatchandra awarded in 2013

Prof. H Sharatchandra

2014

Dr. V. K. Atre awarded in 2014

Dr. V K Aatre

2015

Dr. B. N. Suresh awarded in 2015

Dr. B. N. Suresh

2016

Dr. A S Kiran Kumar awarded in 2016

Dr. A S Kiran Kumar

2017

Dr. S K Shivakumar awarded in 2017

Dr. S K Shivakumar

2018

Dr. B V Srikantan awarded in 2018

Dr. B V Sreekantan

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