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Millennium Plaques of Honour

With a donation made out of savings made by the Local Organising Committee of 88th Science Congress) from Dr. R. S. Paroda, The General President, 88th Indian Science Congress, The Indian Science Congress Association has instituted this annual award to be given to eminent scientists to honour a distinguished Scientist of the country in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the fields of:
(i) Physical Sciences (ii) Chemical Sciences, (iii) Biological Sciences and (iv) Agricultural Sciences.

From 2004 the awards were titled as The Science-in-Society Awards and Ten awards were given.

Again from 2005-2006 the Awards had been renamed as Millennium Plaques of Honour and given annually to Ten eminent personalities for their outstanding contribution in Science.

Awardees are entitled a Plaque ,Rupees twenty thousand (to meet travel and other incidental expenses) and Certificate.

The awards are presented to the recipients during the inaugural or valedictory function of the Annual Session of The Indiana Science Congress Association.

The Executive Committee in its meeting held on October 13,2012 resolved that a person shall not be eligible for more than one award /lecture in his lifetime. No one (except ISCA young scientist awardees) shall be given the second ISCA award under any circumstances.

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.

The Executive Committee in the Meeting held on October 15, 2019 resolved that for this ISCA Memorial award any life member of not less than Ten years of standing or continuous Annual Member of not less than Ten years of standing and also with Ten years of teaching and research experience in University/College or as a scientist in Government recognized Laboratory/institution can be nominated by a Council member. It is also recommended that the heads of the organizations which are providing funds to ISCA in any form cannot be nominated by a Council member for consideration of any award.

Nominations for the award are invited from Members of the Council of ISCA.

The final selection is made by the General President.

The last date for receiving nominations is July 31 each year.

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