Awards

Awards

2017

Smart Food selected as a global LAUNCH Food innovation

Description:Smart Food, an initiative which will initially focus on popularizing millets and sorghum, has been selected by LAUNCH Food as one of the winning innovations for 2017. The global recognition and mentorship support of LAUNCH Food will help Smart Food to achieve major impacts globally by promoting the demand for millets and strengthen the value chains while ensuring that smallholder farmers benefit.

Young Scientist Award for Rachit K Saxena

Description:Dr Rachit K Saxena, Senior Scientist, Genomics and Trait Discovery, Research Program Genetic Gains, ICRISAT, was awarded the Young Scientist Award for his contributions in decoding pigeonpea and chickpea genomes and understanding the genetics behind genomic controls of economically important traits.

Award of recognition for leadership and contributions to peanut research to RK Varshney

Description: Dr Rajeev K Varshney, Research Program Director, Genetic Gains, ICRISAT, was recognized and felicitated for his leadership in the development and application of genomic tools and pipelines that facilitate sequence-based breeding methods for improvement of Arachis cultivars. The award was presented by The Peanut Genome Consortium and the International Peanut Genome Initiative (IPGI) during the 9th Advances in Arachis through Genomics & Biotechnology (AAGB) meeting held in Cordoba, Argentina, during 14-17 March.

Communicator Awards for ICRISAT

Description: ICRISAT won accolades in four categories at the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards for its work in the communications and marketing areas.

Dr Varshney elected member of Leopoldina

Description:Dr Rajeev Varshney, Research Program Director – Genetic Gains, was elected member of Leopoldina, German National Academy of Sciences. The academy elected Dr Varshney as its member in 2016 in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements.

Associateship of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) to Abhishek Rathore

Description:Dr Manish K Pandey, Scientist, Groundnut Genomics, Genetic Gains Program, ICRISAT, was awarded Associateship of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India, on 5 June in New Delhi. The award recognizes serving young scientists below 40 years of age, working in agriculture-related disciplines in Research/ Academic Systems in India.

Fellowship awarded to Dr Mahendar Thudi

Description:Telangana Academy of Sciences has honored Dr Mahendar Thudi, Senior Scientist-Chickpea Genomics, ICRISAT with a Fellowship. On an annual basis, the Academy honors scientists in recognition of their contributions to scientific excellence.

Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis to Dr Bhogireddy Sailaja

Description:Dr Bhogireddy Sailaja, DBT-Research Associate, Genetic Gains Program, ICRISAT, has been awarded the ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2016’ in the Biotechnology category.

Jaba Jagdish awarded Special Mention Certificate

Description:Dr Jagdish Jaba, Scientist-Entymology, ICRISAT, was awarded a Special Mention Certificate in the Young Scientist category at the EET CRS 5th Academic Achievements Awards (2017). The award ceremony was organized by Education Expo TV on 10 September 2017 in Mumbai.

Dr Anthony Whitbread member of new AgMIP Executive Committee

Description:Dr Anthony Whitbread, Research Program Director – Innovation Systems for the Drylands, has been selected as a member of the new Executive Committee of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program (AgMIP).

Abhishek honoured as Fellow of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics

Description:Dr Abhishek Rathore, Theme Leader – Statistics, Bio-Informatics & Data Management, ICRISAT, was honored as a Fellow of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (ISAS),  during its 71st Annual Conference on Statistics and Informatics for Farmers Welfare. Fellows are chosen based on their contribution to agricultural statistics.

 Dr Rajeev K Varshney among World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds and Highly cited researchers 4th time in a row According to the latest Clarivate Analytics’ edition of the Highly Cited Researchers List,  Dr. Varshney is among 2017’s Highly Cited Researchers worldwide. More than 3,000 researchers from 21 fields who have produced a notable number of highly cited papers in Clarivate’s Web of Science database over the period 2005-2015 are featured in this list. Selection of authors is based on publication of highly cited (those that rank in the top 1 % by citations) papers. Such consistent production of highly cited reports indicates that the work of these researchers has been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility.

French President Macros awards Vincent Vadez for new climate change initiative

Description:Dr Vincent Vadez awarded for new climate change initiative by French President Macron just before the French Climate Summit in Paris. The GxExMxS work recognised to tackle drought and other future climate risks.

2016

Qilu Friendship Award 2016 for groundnut research – Dr Rajeev Varshney

Description: The award was given for his contribution to research on groundnut, especially genome sequencing work in collaboration with China’s Shandong Peanut Research Institute and Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Sponsors: People’s Republic of China

For more information: http://www.icrisat.org/qilu-friendship-award-2016-for-groundnut-research/

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Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award – Dr Rajeev Varshney

Description: Awarded for his contribution to decoding the genome sequences of three important crops – pigeonpea, chickpea and groundnut and identifying genes with traits to develop more resilient varieties.

Sponsors: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) 

For more information: http://www.icrisat.org/shanti-swarup-bhatnagar-award-for-genomics-and-molecular-work-in-pulses/

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Best Livelihoods Initiative Award

Description: The initiative was a consortium led by ICRISAT and supported by the Corporate Social Responsibility program of JSW Group — a part of the O.P. Jindal Group. The award was given for a different approach to watershed management that has proven successful and represents a “paradigm shift” in the implementation of watershed programs in India. 

Sponsors: India CSR Summit 2016

For more information: http://www.icrisat.org/approach-to-watershed-management-awarded-best-livelihoods-csr-initiative-in-india/

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Award of Excellence in the print (Annual Report - Non-profit) category - The ICRISAT- Annual Report 2014

Description: The Communicator Awards is a leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications and receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes.The awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. This award was for featuring an interactive section on how gender can be integrated at every stage of the value chain.

Sponsor: Communicator Awards

For more information:  http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1725.htm#award

Award of Distinction in the Print (Marketing/Promotion – Calendar) category - International Year of Pulses calendar and booklet

Description:The Communicator Awards is a leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications and receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes.The awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. This award was for a calender and booklet with pulse stereograms and a range of facts and figures and stories.

Sponsor: Communicator Awards

For more information:  http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1725.htm#award

Award of Distinction in the Print (Brochure – Business to Business) category - Big Ideas for CSR partnership in sustainable development concept and folder

Description:The Communicator Awards is a leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications and receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes. The awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. This award was for the concept and folder with options for companies to engage ICRISAT to implement their CSR.

Sponsor: Communicator Awards

For more information:  http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1725.htm#award

Award of Distinction in the Online Video (Science) category - Video highlights of science seminars series

Description:The Communicator Awards is a leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications and receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes. The awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. This award was for video interviews with each presenter to capture the key messages and promote the longer seminar.

Sponsor: Communicator Awards

For more information:  http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1725.htm#award

MS Swaminathan Award for Environment Protection 2016 – Dr David J Bergvinson

Description: ICRISAT Director General Dr David Bergvinson was presented the MS Swaminathan Award for Environment Protection 2016 on 8 August in Chennai, by Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.

Sponsors: Rotary Club of Madras East and Cavinkare Private Limited

For more information:

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/090816/kiran-bedi-assures-making-pondy-flood-free.html 

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/no-pattas-for-dwellers-in-water-bodies-kiran-bedi/article8961753.ece

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50 most impactful leaders in water & water management - Suhas P Wani

Description:Dr Suhas P Wani, Research program Director-Asia and Director, ICRISAT Development Center, was honored as one of “50 Most Impactful Leaders in Water & Water Management” at the world CSR congress held on 17 February, 2016 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

The 50 Most Impactful Leaders in Water & Water Management is a recognition to those leaders who are missionaries and passionate about Water Management and whose works in Water Management have contributed to Social change. With 35 years of service in ICRISAT, Dr. Wani was one of the early pioneers in watershed management in India. Outside of India, Dr Wani has helped thousands of farmers across several Asian countries including China, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Sponsor : World Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Congress

For more information: http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1715.htm#1

ABP News – CSR Leadership Award for the Best Community Development Project

Description:ICRISAT was presented the ABP News – CSR Leadership Award for the Best Community Development Project, during the World CSR Congress, held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai on 17 February, 2016. The award was conferred on the “Parasai-Sindh Watershed Project,” implemented with the support of Coca-Cola India Foundation, India. The Coca-Cola India Foundation for Rural Water Infrastructure and the ICRISAT-led consortium, which had participants from the National Research Centre for Agro-forestry (NRCAF), farmers and the Government of Uttar Pradesh, identified the micro-watershed, Parasai-Sindh in Babina block of Jhansi district, as a pilot site for improving water use efficiency, groundwater recharge and strengthening ecosystem services through the community watershed management program.

Media links:

For more information: http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1715.htm#2

ABP News-CSR leadership award – under the category Accounting for climate change

Description:ICRISAT was presented the ABP News – CSR Leadership Award under the category  Accounting for Climate Change during the World CSR Congress, held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai on 17 February 2016. The award recognized ICRISAT’s efforts to promote climate-smart agricultural practices, and the development of a pool of climate-smart agricultural practices shared with the agricultural community through participatory and partnership research approaches. The integrated watershed management model adopted by ICRISAT is a holistic approach for improving resource use efficiency and enhancing livelihoods through proper land and water management, integrated nutrient management, adoption of improved cultivars, rainwater harvesting, integrated pest and disease management, and capacity development of stakeholders within the community. ICRISAT develops solutions to help communities cope with dryland stresses and adapt to climate change by understanding the impact of dryland stresses on smallholder agriculture; undertaking crop simulation models; helping develop value chains for crops that are better adapted to the harsh and variable climate of the drylands; better farm management (e.g., soil revitalization, water conservation, and crop and livestock diversity); and providing climate modeling and decision-making tools.

Media links:

For more information: http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1715.htm#2

2015

Fellow of the Entomological Society of America – Hari C Sharma

Sponsor : Entomological Society of America

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/1656/1656.pdf

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Abhinav Puraskar - ICRISAT

Description : Innovative Award in Integrated watershed management

Sponsor : Government of India

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1663.htm#3

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Advance Global Australian Award - Peter S Carberry

Description : Award in the Food and Agriculture Category for his work in the international agricultural sector

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1693.htm#4

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Asian CSR Leadership Award - ICRISAT

Description : Recognizing remarkable business leaders and organizations in Asia for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies that contribute towards the region’s economic development

Sponsor : The Asian Leadership Awards

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1697.htm#awards

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ASSOCHAM India-Africa Champion in Biz Award - The Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Program of ICRISAT’s Agribusiness and Innovation Platform (AIP)

Description : For exemplary contribution in agriculture. The award recognized the efforts made by ICRISAT through AIP in promoting agribusiness and agribusiness incubation ecosystem in Africa

Sponsor : The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1698.htm#awards

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Dr DN Lal Memorial Lecture Award - Abhishek Rathore

Description : Awarded for his significant contribution in the field of statistics, biometrics and bioinformatics.

Sponsor : Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (ISAS)

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1707.htm#4

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Dr Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award - Hari D Upadhyaya

Description : For his scientific excellence, leadership and outstanding contribution in the field of plant genetic resources.

Sponsor : Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/1666/1666.pdf

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Indira Gandhi Sadbhawna Award - SM Karuppanchetty

Description : For outstanding achievements and contributions in agribusiness and incubation development in India.

Sponsor : International Business Council

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Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Faculty Award - Manish Roorkiwal

Description : For outstanding achievements and contributions in agribusiness and incubation development in India.

Sponsor : Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/1661/1661.pdf

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Justus-von-Liebig Award for World Nutrition 2015 - Eva and Fred Weltzien-Rattunde

Description : For their work on improving the nutritional qualities of sorghum for human consumption and for fodder and improving the cereal’s resistance to drought, diseases and pests.

Sponsor : World Food Day colloquium at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1698.htm#awards

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Krishi Sanman Award - SP Wani

Description : Krishi Sanman Award for his contributions to Indian agriculture.

Sponsor : ABP Majha

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/1662/1662.pdf

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Medal for Young Scientists-2015 - Hima Bindu Kudapa

Description : For her significant contribution in development of genomics resources and application of modern genomic tools for understanding the mechanism of stress tolerance in legumes.

Sponsor : Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1705.htm#7

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Special Mention Certificate of Good Practice Recognition - ICRISAT and SAB Miller

Description : F+C51or the Corporate Social Responsibility case study ‘ICRISAT – SABMiller @ Medak’

Sponsor : Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and NGOBox

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1697.htm#awards

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Thomson Reuters Research Excellence - Rajeev Varshney

Description : In recognition of professionals for their research excellence that has influential contribution to global R&D

Sponsor : India Citation Awards 2015

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/happenings1695.htm#8

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Young Scientist Award - Deepa Jaganathan

Description : For article titled “Genotyping-by sequencing based intra-specific genetic map refines a ‘QTL hotspot’ region for drought tolerance in chickpea omics

Sponsor : Dr KV Rao Scientific Society

For more information : http://www.icrisat.org/newsroom/latest-news/happenings/1679/Happenings-1679.pdf

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