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Professor Umakant Sinha Memorial Award

With a donation from Professsor Umakant Sinha Memorial Committee, Department of Botany, Patna University, the Association has introduced this annual award in Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology and related area/discipline from 1991. The award carries a cash amount of Rs. 4,000/- and a Certificate.

The recipient has to deliver a lecture on the topic of his/her specialization during the Annual Session of The Indian Science Congress Association in the Section of New Biology (including Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology and Biotechnology) during the science Congress.

The awardee is entitled to T.A.(Train Fare-A.C.III Tier,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 age of the candidate must be below 40 years on December 31 preceding the year of the award;

The candidate must have carried out significant research in areas like Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology or Molecular Genetics applied to plant sciences;

The award is to be given on original independent published work.

Nominations for the award are invited from members of ISCA Council and from the Heads of Universities/IITs, Research Institutes and Learned Societies.

The Executive Committee of the Association in its meeting held on October 13,2012 resolved that a person shall not be eligible for more than one award /lecture in his/her 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 Sectional award any life member of Five years of standing or continuous Annual Member of not less than Five years of standing as on July 31 each year 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 for consideration of any award.

The final selection will be made by a Selection Committee comprising General President, Two general secretaries and Treasurer out of the candidates nominated.

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 (in prescribed form) is July 31 each year.

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