Orations, Awards and Prizes


  1. Maj. Gen. S. L. Bhatia Oration Award to be given to an Indian scientist of eminence who would have substantially contributed to the research and development in the field of Physiology/Pharmacology or Allied Sciences through outstanding works carried out primarily in India.
  2. Prof. Baldev Singh Oration Award for recognition of outstanding work carried out in the field of Neuro Physiology, Neuro Sciences.
  3. M. L. Gupta Prize in Medical Education and Technology for recognition of substantial contribution to Medical Education and Technology and special reference to Physiology/ Pharmacology or Allied Sciences in India.
  4. B. K. Anand Research Prize for the best paper submitted in Physiology.
  5. C. L. Malhotra Research prize for the best paper submitted in Pharmacology.
  6. Dev Raj Bajaj Research Prize in Techniques / instrumentation for the best paper submitted on the development of newer techniques/ instrumentation in Physiology/Pharmacology or Allied Sciences.
  7. H. H. Loescheke Research Prize in Techniques/ Instrumentation for the best paper submitted in Respiratory Physiology.
  8. A. V. Tilak Parvathi Devi Prize for the best paper submitted in Endocrinology/Neuro Endocrinology.
  9. Sushila Thaker Prakriti Mandir Prize for research investigation in the field of Natural Heath, Naturopathy and Yoga.
  10. Prof. R.C. Shukla Oration Award for the best paper in Cardiovascular Physiology.
  11. Prof. Puthuraya Award for the Best teacher in Physiology.
  12. R. Srinivasan Prize for the best paper presented by a post graduate student during the Annual Conference of APPI.
  13. Harish Gupta Prize for the best paper presented by an undergraduate student during the Annual Conference of APPI.
  14. Best Branch Award of APPI.
  15. APPICON 2008 Life Time Achievement Award
  16. Prof. G.K. Pal Award for Best Research Paper published in Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
  17. APPICON 2011 Delhi Young Investigator Travel Award
  18. APPICON 2011 Delhi Academic Support of APPI branches
  19. APPICON 2011 Delhi Skill development Grant.

Conditions

  1. All the Awards and Prizes are meant for the Life Members of APPI only, except R. Srinivasan and Harish Gupta Prizes, for which the candidate should have been enrolled at least as an Annual member of APPI.
  2. All the Nominations/Applications for various Orations, Awards and Prizes should be submitted to the General Secretary of APPI in four sets on or before the prescribed date. Nominations/Applications sent after the due date will NOT be considered. However, R. Srinivasan and Harish Gupta Prizes will be awarded to the best paper presented by a P.G and U.G. student respectively during the Annual Conference of APPI. These applicants should have been enrolled at least as members of APPI and should have been registered as delegates for the Annual Conference. The Organizing Secretary will arrange a separate scientific session for these papers on the first or second day of the Annual conference and a panel of judges constituted by the General Secretary would assess these papers during their presentation. However, in view of large number of entries specially for R. Srinivasan prize making it extremely difficult to arrange for their presentation on a single day and also get them it assessed by a single panel of judges, the P. G. students applying for R. Srinivasan Prize should send three sets of their full length paper to the Organizing Secretary of the conference one month earlier to the date of the conference. Whenever the number of papers submitted exceeds ten, they will be short listed to the best of ten papers after a scrutiny by a scientific committee constituted by the organizing secretary and only those ten candidates will be permitted to present their papers during the conference for final selection. However for Harish Gupta Prize, three sets of the abstracts must be sent to the Organizing Secretary of the conference well in advance. The winners will be awarded their prizes on the spot or during the valedictory function of the said conference.
  3. The applicant should not have received any prize for the same work / paper in the past from any organization. The applicant should enclose a certificate to this effect. However, this is not applicable for awards No. 1 to 3 and 11.
  4. Nominations for awards No. 1 to 3 and II should include the Bio-data of the nominee, justification for nomination by the nominator, list of the references and consent of the nominee.
  5. Applications for the award No. 4 to 10 should be based on the original work conducted preferably in India / recently published / under publication / unpublished work. Four copies of the reprints/manuscripts should reach the General Secretary on or before the prescribed date.
  6. Where, there are multiple authors, all other authors must nominate the proposed author for the award based on the major quantum of the work done by the applicant.
  7. Prof. R.C. Shukla Awards will be given for the best paper submitted in cardio vascular physiology. There is not age bar but the applicant should be a member of APPI. The paper submitted for this award should be the original work conducted by the scientist in India / Abroad and should not have received any other Award/Prize for the same work.
  8. For Prof. Puthuraya Oration Award, interested teachers in Physiology who are the life members of APPI may send their consent letter, duly proposed and seconded by two life members of APPI, along with his/her professional profile as a teacher. The profile should include educational qualification, number of years of teaching experience (U.G./P.G.) classes taught (U.G./P.G./Ph.D.) number of Dissertation/ Thesis guided/co-guided (M.Sc./M.D./Ph.D.), Examinership (U.G./P.G./Ph.D.), Award/ Honours received, number of books authored and number of papers published/ conferences, workshops, seminars etc., attended at the National and International level. The proposer / Seconder should also send the names and addressed of at least nine students (Former / Present) of the teacher who can be contacted for a confidential assessment of their teacher through a questioner specially prepared for the said purpose.
  9. Prof. G.K. Pal Award for Best Research Paper published in Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. The research paper should have been published in the last four issues (prior to this announcement) of IJPP and the paper should not have received any APPI award in the previous years. In case of multiple author paper, the applicant for this award must produce an undertaking from all co-authors duly signed that they have no objection for the concerned author applying for the award. The Award is meant for the LIFE MEMBERS of APPI only.
  10. APPICON 2011 Delhi Young Investigator Travel Award
    To support participation of students (MD, MSc, PhD) pursuing a degree course in Physiology/Pharmacology in MCI recognized institutes in APPI annual conference, ten travel grants are available. Maximum of Rs, 3,000 per person or as per actual (irrespective of mode of travel) will be paid. Maximum of two grants will be available for each local chapter.
  11. APPICON 2011 Delhi Academic Support of APPI branches
    To support organization of academic activities of Local Chapters (City based only) under the aegis of APPI for the members of APPI. Maximum of Rs. 5,000 or as per actual for conduct of academic activities per branch per year (once every 3 years for a given branch). It will be available to at least five branches per year.
  12. APPICON 2011 Delhi Skill development Grant.
    The purpose of this grant is to develop manpower among members of APPI by imparting regular training (CME/WORKSHOP) by core faculty.

Procedure for selection and thereafter

  1. A panel of judges will be constituted by the General Secretary to assess various nominations / papers. The judges will be senior Scientists/ Professors with outstanding academic career and experience in that particular speciality for which a particular Prize/Award is meant and they shall not be from the same institution from where there are applicants for that particular award. Overall consensus of the judges will be final.
  2. All the Awards / Prizes of APPI will be decided in the same year and the winner of various awards and prizes except award No. 12 and 13 will be informed well in advance by the General Secretary. They will be presented, their Awards/Prizes during the inaugural function of the Annual Conference of APPI and will be invited by the Organizing Secretary to deliver their oration or present their paper during the Annual Conference of APPI in the same year.
  3. All the Award / Prize winner will be presented a memento and a certificate from the APPI and not any TA/DA. Payment of their TA/DA and providing local hospitality is optional on the part of the organizers of the conference depending on their financial status. All the Award/Prize winners have to register as delegates for the conference. However, they can apply for a subsistence allowance from APPI provided that they are not getting any financial assistances from any other sources. The subsistence allowance shall be for to and fro second class train fare from the place of their work to the city of the conference.
  4. All the Award / Prize winners are requested to receive their Award/Prize in person and deliver their oration or present their paper during the Annual Conference of APPI of the same year.
  5. If no paper is found suitable for a particular Award / Prize, there will be no award for that year.
  6. The selected paper, if it is unpublished, will be published in IJPP, in such case, the paper submitted for publication should not ordinarily contain more than 2500 words and be as per format of IJPP.
  7. Canvassing or pressurising for an award will be treated as a demerit for the contestants.
  8. If any Award / Prize winner if unable to receive his/her Award/Prize personally and present the paper due to unavoidable circumstances, the said Award/Prize will be retained in the Office of the APPI for one more year and will be handed over to them during the APPI conference of the subsequent year when he/she has to present the paper.

Best Branch Award

Nomination for the Best Branch Award may be submitted to the General Secretary, APPI by the Local Branch Secretaries with a list of activities organized by their branch during the year.

Criteria for assessing the branch for the Best Branch Award of APPI

Such of those local branches which desires to contest for the Best Branch Award of APPI, should furnish the following information to the General Secretary of APPI through their local branch secretary within the last date fixed.

  1. List of the members of the Local Branch who have enrolled as Life / Annual members of APPI.
  2. List of the Scientific meeting / Guest Lectures / Symposia / Workshops or CME programmes conducted by the Local Branch during the year along with name of the speakers and participants.
  3. Research Paper presented by the members of the local branches in the National/ International Conferences / meetings during the year.
  4. National / International Conferences / meetings attended by the members of the Local Branch during the year.
  5. Number of Research papers published / submitted in the scientific journals by the members of the Local Branch during the year.
  6. Any other Recognitions / Awards received by the members of the Local Branch during the year.
  7. Any other reports of Branch activity, if any.
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