Professor D.J. Raski Academic Merit Award

The Professor D.J. Raski Academic Merit Award  is given to the members of the Nematological Society of India below the age of 35 years. The award carries a value of Rs. 4000/- and a gold medal for the best paper presentation during the contest organized at the Society’s meeting every two years. All those interested in competing for the award are required to send brief abstracts (not exceeding 500 words of their unpublished research papers) to the General Secretary, Nematological Society of India, Division of Nematology, IARI, New Delhi – 110012, India. The papers are evaluated by preliminary screening committee and only those accepted are permitted to present the full papers at the Society meeting. The following are rules and regulation for the award

1. The award is given to the best paper presented during the contest at the meeting of the Nematological Society of India. The award can be given in cash or kind (books or any other item helpful in research).

2. All the contestants must be members of the Nematological Society of India and below 35 years of age.

3. The award is judged by a committee appointed for the purpose and their decision shall be final.

4. In case of more than one author the award shall be shared equally.

5. Receipt of an award shall not exclude Scientist(s) from being considered for a subsequent award but it shall not be given before a lapse of at least one intervening society meeting.

6. If the work presented relates to thesis for award of any degree, the concerned student should present the work and not the guide even though he may also be below 35 years of age.

7. The work should have been carried out under Indian conditions and should relate to the work done during proceeding two years period.