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Dr. B. C. Deb Memorial Award for Popularisation of Science

With a donation from Mrs. M. Deb, widow of Dr. B. C. Deb, the ISCA instituted this award in 1994-95, and is given annually to an Indian national who has sustained interest for Popularising Science. The award carries a cash amount of Rs.5,000/- and a plaque. The recipient has to deliver a lecture on the topic of his/her contributions in the Committee on Science and Society during the Science Congress. The awardee is entitled to TA/DA (within the country) as per ISCA rules for attending the respective Session of the Science Congress in which he/she will receive the award.


The candidate must be an Indian national with a science/technology degree; (ii) Age of the candidate should not exceed 45 years on December 31 preceding year of the award.

The Candidate should have sustained interest for popularising of science as evidenced by publications in printing media/books monographs in English.

The candidate should have experience in publishing of articles/monographs/books atleast through a period of ten years.

The Award will be made on the basis of the publications published during the last five years. Nominations for the award are invited from Members of ISCA Council and Heads of Universities/IITs, Research Institutes as well as from Learned Societies.

Nominations thus received will be sent to three experts (one of whm will be the President, Section of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology of the year, and the other two will be nominated by the General President) for opinion.

The final selection will be made by a Selection Committee consisting of General President, General Secretary (Scientific Activities), Treasurer and General Secretary (Membership Affairs).

In case the donor intends to have his/her representative in the Selection Committee, the Committee will also include such a representative provided the donor agrees to meet the cost of participation of his/her representative in the Selection Committee. The last date for receiving applications (in prescribed proforma) is July 31 each year.

The Executive Committee in its meeting held on January 01,2019 resolved that while selecting ISCA awardees for ISCA awards their H index and Citation index (in SCOPUS and Google Scholar ) would be taken into account.

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