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With a donation from Mrs. Saraswati K. Rode, widow of Professor K.P. Rode, President of Section of Geology in the 1962 Science Congress, the Association has introduced this memorial lecture in Earth System Sciences in 1989 and is given in every alternate year. The lecture is to be delivered during the Annual Session of The Indian Science Congress Association in the Section of Earth System Sciences.
The lecture carries an honorarium, of Rs.3,000/- and a Plaque. The Lecture is entitled to TA (Train Fare-A.C. III Tier within the country) and D.A. as per ISCA rules for delivering the lecture.
Nominations for the award are invited from members of ISCA Council and Donor of Professor K.P. Rode from heads of Universities / IITS.
Nominations thus received will be sent to three experts (one of whom will be President), Section of Earth System Sciences of the year for opinion.
The final selection is made by a Selection Committee comprising the General President, two General Secretaries and Treasurer, out of the candidates recommended by the experts.
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 aggress to meet the cost of participation of his/her representative in the Selection Committee.
The last date for receiving application/nomination (in prescribed form) is July 31 each year.