Malcolm & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust



This is a prestigious award instituted by Malcolm & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust during the year 2000. The Malcolm Adiseshiah Award & The Elizabeth Adiseshiah Award for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies. Details about the Award are given below:


The Malcolm Adiseshiah Award is given for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies.

The Elizabeth Adiseshiah Award (Instituted in 2018) will be presented to a young scholar below the age of 45 as on 1st January of the year of Award for recognized contributions to Development Studies.

Salient Features:

The Malolm Adiseshiah Award carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs.2 lakhs. The Awardee is expected to deliver the Malcolm Adiseshiah Memorial Lecture at the presentation ceremony.

Elizabeth Adiseshiah Award will carry a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh.

Both awards are open to Indian and foreign scholars ordinarily resident in India.

The first Malcolm Adiseshiah Award given in 2001 and so far we have given 21 awards.

The following table shows the names of the award and the year in which it is related.

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