Best Paper Award

Dr MitrabasuDr Mitrabasu, Sci C, Defence Bio-engineering and Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bangalore, has been given the Best Paper Award for paper entitled, Absolute Coronary Risk Analyser: A Tool for Managing Coronary Heart Disease Risk by the Association of Physicians of India (API) at the 20th Karnataka State Annual Conference of API (KAPICION-2002), held at Hubli.

IETE-IRST(83) Award

Dr Lalit Kumar, Addl Director, Microwave Tube Research and Development Centre (MTRDC), Bangalore, has been awARDEd IETE-IRST (83) Award-200l for his contributions in   the field of indigenous development of microwave tubes used in radar and other electronic systems.

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award (ICAR) -2002

Dr Sanjai K Dwivedi, Sci C, Field Research Laboratory (FRL) Leh, has been awARDEd the Fakhruddin Shri Ajeet Singh giving Award to Dr DwivediAli Ahmed Award-2002 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for his contributions in the field of horticulture in tribal areas of Ladakh (J&K) during the last five years. The award consists of a Gold Medal, a Certificate, a Citation and a cash prize of Rs 50,000 which was given by Shri Ajeet Singh, Minister of Agriculture on 16 July 2002 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Antartica Award

Dr Murli Manohar Joshi giving Award to Shri SivanShri KR Sivan, Sci E, Research & Development Establishment Engineers (R&DE(Engrs)), Pune, received the prestigious Antarctica Award constituted by the Department of Ocean Development, Government of India, New Delhi, for his contribution in the Indian Antarctic Programme and Leadership Skill to rescue a team of Russian Expedition at Antarctica (1997-99). The award was presented by Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Minister for  Science & Technology, Human Resource Development, and Ocean Development at a function held on 3 July 2002 in New Delhi.

Higher Qualifications Obtained

GTRE, Bangalore

Shri C Badrinath, Sci E, Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore, has been awARDEd PhD by lIT, Madras, Chennai, on the successful completion of his thesis entitled, Flow Visualisation Studies of an Aero Gas Turbine Annular Combustor Model on 26 July 2002.

INMAS, Delhi

Shri Subash Khushu, Sci E, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi, has been awARDEd PhD by the University of Delhi for his thesis entitled, Development of NMR Techniques for Biophysical Studies of Human Motor System.

Patent Approved

Patent on Nickel-based Superalloy invented by Shri Niranjan Das, Sci F, Defence Materials Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, has been granted by the US Patent Office.