Awards

    Oration Awards

  • Dr. C. GOPALAN ORATION AWARD
  • Dr. S.G.SRIKANTIA MEMORIAL LECTURE AWARD
  • Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas Memorial Award
  • Awards for the best research papers

  • YOUNG SCIENTISTS’ AWARDS
  • FREE COMMUNICATION – BEST ORAL AWARD

  • RAMANATHAN AWARD
  • NSI Prize
  • FREE COMMUNICATION – BEST POSTER AWARD

  • SHRI HAVELI RAM PASRICHA AWARD
  • SEETHARAM BHAT AWARD
  • NSI Prize

GOPALAN ORATION





Dr. C. Gopalan
FOUNDER-PRESIDENT








The Oration will be held annually, preferably at the time of the Annual meetings of the Society. The First Oration was held in January 1976.

The invitee for the Oration shall be an outstanding person from any part of the world, who is an expert of high caliber in the broad field of food and nutrition, including agriculture, economics, sociology, public health administration, etc.

The text of the Oration is published in the Proceedings of the Society.

Recipients of Gopal Oration Award

Year Recipients Name
1977 Dr. D. B. Jelliffe
World Trends in Infants Feeding
1978 Dr. J. Cravioto
Intersensory Integration as a Function of Nutrition and Stimulation
1979 Dr. M. Behar
National Nutrition Policy & Trace Elements and Metabolism.
1980 Dr. M. S. Swaminathan
Green Power and Freedom from Hunger.
1981 Dr. V. M. Dandekar
Measurement of Undernutrition
1982 Dr. S. Varadarajan
Technology for Better Nutrition
1983 Dr. H. K. Jain
Evolutionary March of Indian Agriculture
1984 Dr. S. G. Srikantia
Nutrition Adaptation in Man.
1985 Dr. K. T. Achaya
Invisible Fats Revised
1986 Dr. V. Kurien
Oils and Fats Beyond Nutrition.
1987 Dr. R. K. Chandra
Nutrition Immunity and Clinical Outcome
1988 Dr. Anand S. Prasad
Human Zinc Deficiency
1989 Dr. J.V.G.A. Durnin
Is Satisfactory Energy Balance Possible on Low Energy Intake ?
1990 Dr. J. C. Waterlow
A New Look at Protein-Energy Malnutrition - Controversies and Challenges.
1991 Dr. Vernon R. Young
Amino Acids Kinetics in Humans
1992 Dr. M. C. Latham
Alleviating Malnutrition in the developing countries of the World.
1993 Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Complementarities among foods and nutrients.
1994 Dr. W.P.T. James
Assessing Energy Need : Recent Advances
1995 Dr. Florentino S Solon
Food Fortification Programme Development in the Philippines
1996 Dr. John D Potter
Plant Foods and Cancer Risk - Science and Tradition
1997 Dr. B. N. Tandon
Nutrition Intervention in 2000 AD
1998 Dr. Artemis P. Simopoulos
Genetic variation and nutrition
1999 Dr. R.S. Paroda
Household Food and Nutritional Security through Advances in Agriculture
2000 Dr. Gurdev S. Khush
Strategies to meet the global food and nutrient needs in the New Millennium
2001 Dr. B.S. Narasinga Rao
Newer perspectives in energy nutrition and malnutrition and their relevance to India.
2002 Dr. Chen Chunming
Nutrition and Economic Development
2003 Dr. Prakash Shetty
Non-communicable diseases in developing societies: causes, costs and consequences
2004 Prof. Mark L. Wahlqvist
The New Nutrition Science : Solutions for Development
2005 Dr. Shanti Ghosh
For better health and nutrition, prioritise the young child
2006 Prof. M.K. Bhan
Preparing to Face the Challenge
2007 Prof. Ricardo Uauy
Nutrition Challenges for the 21st Century: The double burden of disease
2008 Prof. John M Pettifor
Vitamin D and Calcium Nutrition in Children in Developing Countries
2009 Prof. K. Srinath Reddy
Public health nutrition in India : Moving from science to policy and action
2010 Prof. David Barker
Nutrition in the Womb
2011 Prof. Barry M Popkin
The Global Dynamics of Diet, Activity and Body Composition: Rapid Shifts in the Stages of the Nutrition Transition

Srikantia memorial lecture award



Dr. S.G. SRIKANTIA

Director NIN







The Srikantia Memorial Lecture Award was initiated in the year 1989. The lecture is organised annually, preferably at the time of the Annual Meetings of the Society.

The invitee for the Award shall be an outstanding person in the field of food and nutrition, including agriculture, economics, sociology, public health administration, etc. within India.

The text of the Lecture is published in the Proceedings of the Society.

Recipients of Srikantia Memorial Lecture Award

Year Recipients Name
1989 Dr.P.S.Shetty
Energy Metabolism in Chronic Energy Deficiency.
1990 Dr.M.Gabr
Better Nutrition for the World Poor: A Challenge of the Future.
1991 Dr.B.N.Tandon
Malnutrition and Gastroenterological Disorders.
1992 Dr.B.S.Narasinga Rao
Current concepts in human nutrient requirements and allowances - a critique of their use in practice and a need for an alternative.
1993 Dr.Rajammal P. Devadas
Empowering women towards improving family nutrition.
1994 Dr.Tara Gopaldas
Problems and prospects in upscaling Nutrition-Research-Action Projects or Pilots to Programmes.
1995 Dr. Vinodini Reddy
Dietary approaches to combat vitamin A deficiency.
1996 Dr. N. Kochupillai
Micronutrient Deficiency and Human Health and Development.
1997 Dr. M. V. Rao
Population - Food - Nutrition : Challenges and Options Before India.
1998 Dr. Shanti Ghosh
Nutrition, Growth and Development - The first two years are crucial
1999 Dr. Mahtab S. Bamji
Understanding and combating recognized and less recognized vitamin deficiencies
2000 Dr. S. Rajagopalan
Perspective planning for human development
2001 Dr. Prema Ramachandran
Research studies on mother child dyad - Foundation for National Programmes
2002 Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
Ensuring ecological, social and economic access to balanced diets and safe drinking water.
2003 Prof. K.N. Agarwal
Nutrition and Brain
2004 Dr.Kamala Krishnaswamy
Turmeric - the salt of the orient is the spice of life
2005 Dr. Subhadra Seshadri
The persistent problem of iron deficiency anemia and its consequences : A life cycle approach is critical for its control
2006 Dr. K. Vijayaraghavan
Community Nutrition Research in India – Contributions, Constraints and Controversies
2007 Dr. V. Prakash
Nutrition Links in the Food Chain
2008 Dr. Ramesh V. Bhat
Status of Food Safety in India: Past, Present & Future
2009 Prof. HPS. Sachdev
Improving Nutrition through Relevant Evidence: Transforming an Indian Dream into Reality
2010 Dr. B. Sivakumar
Carotene Conversion to Vitamin A is not Inefficient
2011 Dr.B.Sesikeran
Technology for better Nutrition

Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas Memorial Award

Rajammal

Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas










Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas Memorial Award was instituted in 2010 by the Alumni Association of the Avinashilingam Deemed University along with the faculty. The following terms of reference for nomination of the awardee are taken cognizance by the committee in finalizing the names every year.

  • Should be an outstanding woman nutrition scientist of Indian origin working in India as evidenced by scientific contribution and work.
  • Should have worked in the area of nutritional sciences for at least 25 years and still be active in the laboratory or field.
  • Should have contributed substantially in for Nutritional Sciences in the above area with documentary evidence for the above, such as peer-reviewed publications / books, number of projects operationalized & implemented and reaches out to society as evidenced by both documentation and performance.
  • Based on the above NSI will go ahead with the nominations calling for every year by January of every year.

    Awards for best papers will be presented in the following areas during the Young Scientists’ Awards Session:

    Community Nutrition:Senior and Junior Award
    Experimental Nutrition:Senior and Junior Award

    The Award winners receive cash award of Rs.5000/- and a Certificate.

    The Ramanathan Award was instituted in the year 2001 which will be presented for the best paper presentation in the Free Communications Oral Session by the Panel of Judges at the Annual Meetings. The winner receives a cash award of Rs. 2000/- and a Certificate.

    The NSI prize will be presented for the best paper presentation in the Free Communications Oral Session by the Panel of Judges at the Annual Meetings. The winner receives a cash award of Rs. 2000/- and a Certificate.

    An Endowment Award in the name of Shri Haveli Ram Pasricha was instituted in the year 1997 which will be presented for the best paper presentation in the Free Communications Poster Session by the Panel of Judges at the Annual Meetings. The winner receives a cash award of Rs. 1500/- and a Certificate.

    The Seetharam Bhat Award was instituted in the year 2009 which will be presented for the best poster presentation in the Poster Session by the Panel of Judges at the National Meetings. The winner receives a cash award of Rs. 1500 and a Certificate.

    The NSI Prize will be will be presented for the best paper presentation in the Free Communications Poster Session by the Panel of Judges at the Annual Meetings. The winner receives a cash award of Rs. 1500/- and a Certificate.

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