President’s Message
Honourable Members of the ISWS
I express my sincere thanks to all the members of the ISWS for electing and giving me this opportunity to serve the society in the capacity of its President. The society has been able to carve out a special niche among the professional societies dedicated to Indian Agriculture. With a strong group of society members, it has been marching ahead since its inception in 1968. With the recent hosting of the 25th APWSS, organization of biennial conferences, initiation of a number of awards and travel grants particularly for students working in weed science, regular publication of the Indian Journal of Weed Science and other host of activities, it has made its present felt in the field of weed science societies across the globe. Past Presidents and executive member of the society have worked hard for the overall growth and welfare of the society. Read More

ISWS Awards

General Guidelines:
ISWS Life Time Achievement
ISWS Gold Medals
ISWS Special Recognition
ISWS Fellowships
ISWS Young Scientist Award
ISWS Best Ph.D. Thesis Award:
ISWS Best Book in Weed Science Award:
ISWS Best Poster Presentation Award:
ISWS Student Travel Award




General Guidelines

    • The awards are open to all the Indian Scientists who have worked or working in India or abroad, in the field of Weed Science subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria laid down for the respective award

    • The awardee must be Annual or Life Member of the Indian Society of Weed Science. (If any non-member wishes to apply, he/she should become a member before submission of application for the award).

    • No member of the Executive Committee (EC) shall be a member of the Judging Committee/Search Committee.
    • No member from the Executive Committee (EC) will be considered for ISWS awards during his/her EC term.

    • It may not be necessary to have a Separate Judging Committee/Search Committee for each ISWS Award. The EC may constitute one, two or more Judging Committees/Search Committees for recommending names for ISWS Awards.
    • The EC shall finalize and approve the names of ISWS Awards, whose decision shall be final and binding.
    • Evaluation for all the ISWS Awards shall be made based on score system developed for each award. The awards shall be given strictly on merit. However, minimum qualifying marks shall be 60 per cent in each case.
    • The number of Awards shall be as under

      ISWS Lifetime Achievement award - one in two years
      o ISWS Gold medal - one in each year
      o ISWS Fellow - three in each year
      o ISWS Young Scientist Award - one in each year
      o Adusumilli Rama Rao Best Ph.D. Thesis Award
      o ISWS Best Book award - one each in English and Hindi in two years
      o ISWS Student Travel Award - three in each year
      o ISWS Best Poster Award - 3 in each conference for scientists, and two for students
      However, the EC may increase or decrease the number, if found necessary.
    • The award is given in the biennial conference of the Society.
    • The Society will provide single III AC railway fare from the place of residence of the selected awardee to the place of biennial meeting and back, in case the recipient fails to get the same from his organization or the awardee who has attained superannuation.
    • If the applicant desires, he/she may send an advance copy, but the action will be taken only when the application is received duly sponsored by the University/Institution concerned
    • Five copies of the nomination for award in the prescribed proforma duly completed in all respect and supported with one copy of documentary proof for eligibility, one copy of reprints of research publications (10 best) and testimonial in support of the information in the application may be routed through proper channel.
    • A soft copy of the application should also be submitted through Email. iswsjbp@gmail
    • All correspondence should be made to: Secretary, Indian Society of Weed Science, ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur 482 004, Madhya Pradesh.

ISWS Life Time Achievement

This award has been instituted to honour weed scientists who have made outstanding professional contributions at the national level as evident from patents/technologies developed, published work and/or promoting the discipline of weed science. One award will be given in two years.

Eligibility:-:

  • The award is open to all the ISWS life members. The person must be life member of ISWS for at least 15 years at the time of nomination.
  • The person must have retired from the active service before 1st January of the year of the award. However, the person(s) retired long ago can also be considered.
  • The contributions of the awardees should have national/international impact.

Mode of Selection:

  • Executive Committee (EC) of the Indian Society of Weed Science shall appoint a Judging / Search Committee of 3-5 eminent scientists.
  • Judging Committee shall invite nominations from ISWS Gold Medal / Fellows in the prescribed proforma.
  • The awardees can also be nominated by ISWS Gold Medal holders / Fellows. One ISWS Gold Medal holder / Fellow can nominate only one awardee at a time.
  • Judging Committee shall evaluate the proposals / nominations received from (2) and (3) above as per marks and guidelines given in the Evaluation Proforma. The list shall be prepared in order of merit.
  • The recommendations of the Judging Committee shall be discussed in the EC meeting whose decision shall be final and binding.
  • The recipient would be conferred the award with citation at the biennial conference of the Society.

Year Name Photo
2014-2015 Dr. Gita Kulshrestha, IARI, New Delhi
Dr. L.S. Brar, PAU, Ludhiana
2012-2013 Dr. R.K. Malik
2011-2012 Dr. H.S. Gill, Ludhiana
2010-2011 Dr. V.S. Rao, UAS
2009-2010 Dr. S.K. Mukhopadhya, Sri Niketan
2008-2009 Dr. O.P. Gupta, Jaipur
2007-2008 Dr. S. Sankaran, Coimbatore
2006-2007 Dr. V.M. Bhan, Jabalpur

ISWS Gold Medals

The ISWS Gold Medal is conferred in recognition of professional leadership, outstanding contributions and services to the Indian Society of Weed Science rendered by the life members of the Society. One Gold Medal will be given for each year.

Eligibility:-:

  • The award is open to all ISWS Fellows and ISWS Recognition Award holders only.
  • The candidate must be ISWS Fellow / ISWS Recognition Award holder for at least three years at the time of inviting nominations for the award.
  • The contributions of the awardees should have national/international impact.

Mode of Selection:

  • Executive Committee of the Indian Society of Weed Science (ISWS) shall appoint a Judging Committee of 3-5 eminent scientists.
  • Applicants are required to submit application in the prescribed proforma through proper channel. However, the retired persons can apply directly.
  • Judging Committee shall evaluate the proposals/nominations as per marks and guidelines given in the evaluation proforma. The list shall be prepared in order of merit.
  • The recommendations of the Judging Committee shall be discussed in the EC meeting, whose decisions shall be final and binding.
  • The recipients would be conferred the award with citation and Gold Medal at the biennial conference of the Society.

Year Name
2015 Dr. C.T. Abraham,
KAU, Thrissur
2014 Dr. J.S. Mishra,
ICAR-RCER, Patna
2012 Dr. V. Pratap Singh
Pantnagar
2013 Dr. Dr. (Mrs.) Shashi Bala Singh
IARI New Delhi
2011-2012 Dr. A. N. Rao Hyderabad
2010-2011 Dr. Samunder Singh Hisar
2009-2010 Dr. Jay G. Varshney Jabalpur
2008-2009 Dr. N.N. Angira Palampur
2007-2008 Dr. A.N. Tewari
2007-2008 Dr. T.V.S. Ramachandra Prasad Bangaluru
2008-09 Dr. R.S. Balyan CCS HAU Hisar 125004
2007-08 Dr. Gita Kulshrestha IARI, New Delhi 110 012
2006-07 Dr. U. S. Walia PAU Ludhaina, Punjab
2005-06 Dr. R. M. Kathiresan Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, TN
2004-05 DR. N. T. YADURAJU DWSR, Jabalpur, MP
2003-04 Dr. Ram Kanwar Malik CCS HAU Hisar, Haryana
2003 Dr. R. P. Singh BHU Varanasi, UP
2003 Dr. L. S. Brar PAU Ludhiana, Punjab
2003 Dr. Govindra Singh GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, Uttrakhand
2003 Dr. C. M. Singh HPKVV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
2001 Dr. J.S. Kolar PAU Ludhiana, Punjab
2001 Dr. S.V.R. Shetty Hyderabad, AP
1998 Dr. S.K. Mukhopadhyay West Bengal
1998 Dr. O.P. Gupta Rajasthan
1997 Dr. S. Sankaran Tamilnadu
1997 Dr. K.S. Sandhu PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab
1997 Dr. V.M. Bhan Madhya Pradesh
1997 Dr. G.B. Singh Uttar Pradesh
1993 Dr. K. Krishnamurthy Karnataka
1993 Dr. V.S. Mani Delhi
1993 Dr. Bibhas Ray Maharashtra

ISWS Special Recognition

Year Name Photo
2014-2015 Dr. Bibhas C. Ray, New Delhi
Dr. Devraj Arya, RML AgTech (P) Ltd.
Dr. Dr. Bhagirath S. Chauhan, Australia
2011-2012 Prof. R.K. Ghosh, BCKV,Mohanpur, WB
2010-2111 Dr. A.S. Rao, Guntur
2009-2010 Dr. C.B. Gaikwad Rahuri
2008-2009 Dr. C. Chinnusamy Coimbatore
2007-2008 Dr. Sushilkumar Jabalpur

ISWS Fellowships

The ISWS Fellow is conferred in recognition of professional leadership, outstanding contributions and services to the Indian Society of Weed Science rendered by the life members of the Society. Three ISWS Fellows will be given for each year.

Eligibility:-:

  • The award is open to all Indian Scientists, who have worked /working, in India/ Abroad, in the field of Weed Science.
  • The candidate(s) must be a Life Member of the ISWS for at least 10 years at the time of inviting nominations for the award.
  • The contributions of the awardees should have National /International impact.
  • The candidates should be of the rank of Associate Professor or above with at least 7 years experience or Asstt. Professor / Lecturer with not less than 15 years experience.

Mode of Selection:

  • Executive Committee (EC) of the Indian Society of Weed Science (ISWS) shall appoint a Search Committee of 3-5 eminent Agronomists.
  • Applicants are required to submit application in the prescribed proforma through proper channel. However, the retired persons can apply directly.
  • Judging Committee shall evaluate the proposals/nominations as per marks and guidelines given in the evaluation proforma.
  • The list shall be prepared in order of merit..
  • The recommendations of the Judging Committee shall be discussed in the EC meeting, whose decisions shall be final and binding.
  • The recipients would be conferred the award with citation and memento at the biennial conference of the Society.


Year Name
2015 Dr. Neelam Sharma,
CSKHPKVV, Palampur
Dr. B. Duary,
VB, Sriniketan
Dr. V.S.G.R. Naidu,
CTRI, Rajahmundri
2014 Dr. Dharambir Yadav,
HAU, Hisar
Dr. C.R. Chinnamuthu,
TNAU, Coimbatore
Dr. Mahesh K. Upadhyaya,
UBC, Canada
2013 Dr. R.S. Chhokar
Dr. R. Devendra
Dr. Suresh Kumar
Dr. Gulshan Mahajan
2012 Dr. Anil Dixit
Dr. Sanjoy Shah
Dr. Guriqbal Singh
2011-2012 Dr. D.R. Arya, Mumbai
Dr. R.C. Gowda, Bangaluru
Dr. Rohitasav Singh, Pantnagar
Dr. R.P. Dubey, Jabalpur
2010-2011 Dr. I. C. Barua, Jorhat
Dr. A.K. Pandey, Bhopal
Dr. T.K. Das, New Delhi
Dr. C.T. Abraham, Thrissur
Dr. Prasanta C. Bhowmik USA
2009-2010 Dr. S.S. Punia Hisar
Dr. D.J. Rajkhowa Jurhat
Dr. V.P. Singh Jabalpur
2008-2009 Dr. M.L. Kewat Jabalpur
Dr. Shobha Sondhia Jabalpur
Dr. K.P. Jayanth Bangalore
Dr. Surjit Singh PAU Ludhiana
Dr. Shashi Bala Singh IARI, New Delhi
2007-2008 Prof. R.K.Ghosh BCKV, Mohanpur, WB
2. Dr. C. Chinnusamy Coimbatore
Dr. R.K. Pannu CCS HAU Hisar
Dr. K. C. Gautam New Delhi
Dr. Samar Singh CCS HAU Hisar
Dr. A. N. Rao Hyderabad, AP
2006-2007 Dr. (Mrs.) P.N. Ganga Visalakshi Bangalore
Dr. J. S. Mishra NRCWS, Jabalpur, MP
Dr. A. R. Rao APAU, Hyderabad, AP
Dr. Ashok Yadav CCS HAU Hisar, Haryana
2005-2006 Dr. Samunder Singh CCS HAU Hisar, Haryana
Dr. H. V. Nanjappa UAS Bangalore, AP
Dr. Gita Kulshrestha IARI, New Delhi
Dr. A. K. Gogoi ICAR, New Delhi
2004-2005 Dr. Rajender Singh Balyan CCS HAU Hisar, Haryana
Dr. Ujjagar Singh Walia PAU Ludhiana, Punjab
Dr. T. V. Rama Chandra Prasad UAS Bangalore, Karnataka
Dr. O. S. Kandasamy TNAU, Coimbatore, TN
2003-2004 Dr. N. N. Angiras HPKVV,Palampur, HP
Dr. Krishna N. Reddy Southern Weed Science Research Unit
Stoneville, Mississippi, USA
Dr. Ricardo Esteban Labrada Romero FAO, Rome, Italy
Dr. Virendra Partap Singh GBPUA&T Pantnagar, Uttrakhand
Dr. R. K. Singh BHU Varanasi, UP
2002-2003 Dr. A. N. Tiwari Kanpur, UP
Dr. Rm Kathiresan Annamalai, TN
Dr. S. K. Pahwa Hisar, Haryana
Mr. G. Shukla Monsanto, Mumbai
2001-2002 Dr. R. R. Bellinder Cornell Univ., NYC, USA
Dr. Peter Hobbs Nepal
Dr. Megh Singh Univ. of Florida, USA
Dr. Gurjeet Singh Gill Australia
Dr. Y. Singh Pantnagar
Dr. R.K. Malik HAU Hisar
Dr. T. V. Muniappa UAS Bangalore
Dr. N.T. Yaduraju NRCWS Jabalpur
Dr. S.A. Ram Mumbai
1998 Dr. Jai Prakash HAU Hisar
Dr. L.S. Brar PAU Ludhiana
Dr. R.P. Singh BHU Varanasi
Dr. D. Leela Bangalore
Dr. N.M. Hosmani Dharwad
Mr. J.C. Majumdar New Delhi (BASF)
1997 Dr. R.E. Dhanraj Maharashtra
Dr. C.M. Singh Himachal
Dr. Govindra Singh Uttat Pradesh
Dr. Raj Prassad Canada
Dr. S.M. Kondap Karnataka
This award has been instituted to encourage/motivate young Indian scientists for high quality fundamental or applied research in the field of weed science. The award is open to all scientists in the field of weed science. One award will be given for each year.

Eligibility:-:

  • M.Sc. degree from any recognized University/Institute in India/abroad.
  • At least five years research experience in weed science as evident from the published work in reputed journals.
  • Age not more than 35 years as on 1st January of the year in which the applications are invited.
  • The candidate(s) selected for the award are awarded a citation and memento usually during the biennial meeting of the Society. The recipient of the award is expected to deliver a talk based on his contributions submitted for the award.
  • A panel of judges nominated by the Executive Council of the Society from time to time examines all nominations as per score system for each contribution. The evaluation report of the judges is sent to the Executive Council, whose decision is final.
  • Scientists interested to apply for the award should send their application through proper channel (through the University/Institute concerned) along with six copies of the publications and synopsis (about 500 words) precisely enumerating the work done and its relevance to the objective of the award. The nominations in the prescribed application form must reach the Secretary, Indian Society of Weed Science by 31 December, 2013.


Year Name
2015 Dr. Ramphool Punia,
SKUAST, Jammu
2012 Dr. Amit Jha
Jabalpur
2011-2012 Dr. Puja Ray
Jabalpur
2009-2010 Dr. M.T. Sanjay Bangalore

ISWS Best Ph.D. Thesis Award:

This award has been instituted to motivate high quality fundamental and applied research amongst Ph.D. scholars in India in the field of Weed Science. This is an annual award open to all Indian students in the field of Weed Science. Only those applicants will be considered for this Award whose final viva-voce examination is completed by 31st December of the year for which the award is applied. The award carries a citation and memento.
Research workers in the field of Weed Science interested to apply for this Award are required to send their applications through proper channel along with a copy of thesis submitted by them for their Ph.D. degree together with 6 copies of synopsis, highlighting the significance of research. The nomination should be accompanied by a certificate from the concerned Head of the Department that the research work of the candidate has been a significant factor in obtaining the data presented in the thesis leading to the conferment of Ph.D. degree in the field of weed science.
Application for the award together with supporting documents should be sent to Secretary, Indian Society of Weed Science through the concerned Head of Department by 31 December, 2013.


Year Name
2015 Dr. N. Viji, TNAU, Coimbatore
Dr. Nimmi Jose, KAU, Thrissur
2013 Dr. (Mrs.) Masoumeh Yonnesabadi
2012 Dr. (Mrs.) K. Sivagamy
2011-2012 Dr. Mangal Deep Tuti (Joint)
Almora
2010-2011 Dr. Mustafa Kunnathadi (Joint)
Thrissur
2009-2010 Dr. Mrs. Ramanjeet Ludhiana
2007-2008 Dr. Puja Ray Jabalpur

ISWS Best Book in Weed Science Award:

  • This award has been instituted for the books on weed science published in English or Hindi.
  • One award each for English and Hindi books will be given during the biennium.
  • The books can be authored / edited, and must contain at least 200 pages.
  • Two copies of the book should be submitted along with the prescribed proforma.
  • A Judging Committee with evaluate the books and prepare a list in order to merit based on the quality of printing, originality, applicability, publisher, and advancement in the field of weed science.
  • Recommendation of the judging Committee will be examined by the Executive Council, whose decision will be final and binding.
  • Application should be submitted through proper channel along with prescribed proforma. However, retired persons may submit directly.
  • The award will carry a certificate and memento.


ISWS Best Book Award (English)

Year Name
2015 Dr. Bhagirath S. Chauhan & Dr. Gulshan Mahajan “Recent Advances in Weed Science”
2012 Dr. V.S.G.R. Naidu Jabalpur
2011-2012 Dr. O.P. Gupta Jodhpur
2009-2010 Dr. Shobha Sondhia and Dr. Jay G. Varshney Jabalpur
2007-2008 Dr. V.S.G.R. Naidu and Dr. Jay G. Varshney Jabalpur

ISWS Best Book Award (Hindi)

Year Name
2011-2012 Dr. V.S.G.R. Naidu and Dr.Chandrabhanu Jabalpur
2009-2010 Dr. R.L. Arya and Dr. Jay G. Varshney Kanpur
2007-2008 Dr. Sushilkumar and Dr. Jay G. Varshney Jabalpur

ISWS Best Poster Presentation Award:

Posters presented by scientists during the biennial conference organized by the Society are judged by a committee, and the first, second and third prizes carrying a citation and cash awards of Description: rs_original1,000, 750 and 500 respectively are awarded during the concluding session of the conference. Two such awards for posters presented by the PG students will also be given. <

ISWS Student Travel Award

  • 1. Ph.D. students who have completed one year of study are eligible for this grant.
  • 2. The students must be working on thesis problem related to weed science
  • 3. Five students will be selected based on the academic record performance so far and topic of research for participation the ISWS Conference
  • 4. Selected students will be provided 3rd AC Train fare and free registration at the Conference.
  • 5. Students have already completed their Ph.D. degree will not be eligible for this grant.
  • 6. Applications in the probed format should be submitted through the Email ID of the Chairman / advisor of the student.

Year Name
2014-2015 1. Ms. Tarun Suryavanshi, IGKVV, Raipur
2. Mr. Saurabh Pagare, RDVV, Jabalpur
3. Mr. Manpreet Singh, PAU, Ludhiana
4. Mr. Shyam Lal, IGKV, Raipur
5. Mr. Subhash Kumar Mishra, MGCGV, Chitrakoot
6. Mr. Tapas Ranjan Sahoo, OUAT, Bhubaneswar
7. Mr. R. Thirumalaikumar, TNAU, Coimbatore
8. Ms. Paawan Kaur, PAU, Ludhiana
9. Ms. Maninder Kaur, HAU, Hisar
10. Ms. Gunjan Guleria, HPKVV, Palampur