This is the official website of The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India.
On the occasion of 50 years of Independence of India, the Indian Science Congress Association instituted an annual award, named as "Jawaharlal Nehru Prize" from 1998-99, to be given to organisations (preferably NGOs) for Popularisation of Science. The award carries a cash amount of One lakh alongwith a Plaque. The award will be presented by the Prime Minister at the inaugural function of Science Congress to a duly authorised representative of the organisation. Such a representative will be paid TA/DA (within the country) as per ISCA rules for receiving the award.
Nominations for these awards are invited from Members of the Council of ISCA and the final selection is made by a Selection Committee comprising of General President, General Secretary (Scientific Activities), Treasurer, one Expert for each of the Awards (nominated by the General President) and General Secretary (Membership Affairs).
The last date for receiving applications (in prescribed proforma) is July 31 each year.