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Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies:  for an outstanding economist / social Scientist / historian

 

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:

 

Eligibility

 

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 MalColm 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. 

 

Modalities

  1. A public announcement about the Award will be made every year inviting academics from universities, research centers/institute, as well as those presently enjoying no institutional affiliation to send in nominations of scholars to be considered for the Award. Self applications will not be entertained.

  2. The Awardees for both the awards will be chosen by a jury consisting of three eminent scholars will be constituted by the Board of Trustees of the M & E A Trust every year. The selection made by the Jury will be final. Members of the Jury will be paid a honorarium of Rs 10,000 each for their services. The Trust will also meet all expenses connected with the selection process, including travel and out of pocket expenses

  3. To the extent possible, the name of the Awardee will be announced on April 18, the  Birthday of Malcolm Adiseshiah.

  4. The date of presentation of the Award will ordinarily be before the end of the calendar year and will be decided by giving adequate time to the awardee to prepare and make available the text of the memorial lecture.

  5. The Memorial Lecture will be published by the Trust.

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 18 awards.

 

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

 

 

 

Details of previous years' awardees and previous years' Juries

   

Prof. Aninhalli R. Vasavi, Independent Scholar and Secretary, Punarchith Collective, Karnataka ,  was the recipient of Malcolm Adiseshiah Award – 2018. She delivered a lecture on “The Displaced Threshing Yard: Involutions of the Rural”.

The  jury for this edition of the award comprised Prof. Valerian Rodrigues, Dr.Satish Deshpande, Prof. C.P.Chandrasekar.

   

Prof. Nandhini Sundar, Professor, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,  was the recipient of Malcolm Adiseshiah Award – 2017.  She delivered a lecture on “The Indian University Today: Our Intellectual and Professional Obligations”.

The Jury for this edition of the award comprised Prof. Rajeev Bhargava , Prof. V.Suryanarayan, Prof. Bina Agarwal.

   

Prof. S. Mahendra Dev Director and Vice Chancellor Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai was the recipient of Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for 2016. He delivered a lecture on “THE PROBLEM OF INEQUALITY.”

 

The Jury for this edition of the award comprised Dr. Sudipto Mundle, Prof. Gopal K Kadekodi, Dr. M Govinda Rao.

   

Prof Jayati Ghosh, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, JNU, N Delhi was the recipient of Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for 2015. He delivered a lecture on “Emerging markets and development: Is there a contradiction?”

The Jury for this edition of the award comprised Prof. A Vaidyanathan, Prof. Zoya Hassan, Prof. N Jayaram.

   

Prof Pulapre Balakrishnan, Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum was the recipient of Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for 2014.  He delivered a lecture on "Macro Economic Reversal in India".

   

Professor Gopal Narayan Guri, Centre for Political Studies, JNU, New Delhi was the recipient of Malcolm Adiseshiah Awardee for 2013.  He delivered a lecture on “TWO LOCATIONS OF INJUSTICE Present and Posterity”.

 

 

Professor Satish Deshpande, Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics and Dean, faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi was the recipient of Malcolm Adiseshiah Awardee for 2012.  He delivered a lecture on “Caste and Castelessness in the Indian Repubic: A Brief Biography of the ‘general category’”.

 

 

Rajeev Bhargava, Director and Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, was the recipient of Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for the year 2011.

The jury for this edition of the award comprised Prof. Suresh D. Tendulkar, Prof. Gopal Guru and Prof. M.N. Panini.

 

 

Prof. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President & Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi was the  recipient Malcolm Adiseshiah Awardee for 2010. He delivered a lecture on The Politics of Social Justice.

 

 

Jury for the Award:

Prof. Romila Thapar, Emeritus Professor,Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067.

Prof. T.K.Oommen, Emeritus Professor, Centre for the Study of Social System, Jawaharlal Nehru University, N Delhi-110067.

Prof .S.R.Hashim, Director, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, Near The Grand Hotel, New Delhi - 110 070

 

 

Prof C P Chandrasekhar, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110 067 for 2009.

Jury for the Award:

 

 

Prof. Prabhat Patnaik, Vice Chairman, Kerala State Planning Board, Pattom, Tiruvananthapuram – 695 004

Prof. Neera Chandoke, Professor, Department of Political Science, North campus, Delhi School of Economics, C-516, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110 024

Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon, Member, Commission on Centre-State Relations, Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi-110011

 

 

 

Prof. Yogendra Yadav, Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 29 Rajpur Road, Delhi - 110 054 as the  recipient Malcolm Adiseshiah Awardee for 2008.

Jury for the Award:

 

 

Prof. Partha Chatterjee, Prof. Of Political Science, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, R-1 Baishnabghata Patuli Township, Calcutta – 700 094

Prof. D M Nachane, Director, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E) Mumbai 400 065

Prof. D L Sheth,  Hony. Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 29 Rajpur Road,  Delhi - 110 054  

 

 

Prof. Ramachandra Guha, Social Scientist & Historian was the  recipient Malcolm Adiseshiah Awardee for 2007.

Jury for the Award:

 

 

 

Professor T.N.Madan, N Delhi

Prof. S.K.Rao, Director-General, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad

Prof. Rama Melkote, Secunderabad

 

 

Prof. Sharmila Rege, Professor, Dept of Sociology, University of Pune was the  recipient Malcolm Adiseshiah Awardee for 2006.

Jury for the Award:

 

 

Prof.D.N.Dhanagare, Pune, Dr.Uma Chakravarty, Delhi and Dr.Shantha Sinha, Secunderabad

 

 

Dr.Amita Baviskar, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi, currently Visiting Associate Professor, Cultural & Social Anthropology, Stanford University was the recipient Malcolm Adiseshiah Awardee for 2005.

 

 

Jury for the Award:

Prof. Suma Chitnis, Mumbai (Convenor)

Prof. Subyasachi Bhattacharya, New Delhi

Prof. Mrinal Miri, Vice Chancellor, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

 

 

Dipankar Gupta, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi was the recipient of the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies in 2004.

 

 

He delivered a lecture on Whither the Indian Village? Culture and Agriculture in Rural India, during 22nd November 2004.

Jury for the Award:

Prof. Andre Beteille, Prof. K.N. Panikar and Prof. K.L. Krishna

 

 

Jandhyala B G Tilak, Professor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi was the recipient of the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies in 2003. He delivered a lecture on State, Households and Markets in Education, during 21st November 2003.

 

 

 

Jury for the Award:

M.V.Nadkarni, Indian Council of Social Science Research,  National Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic change, Bangalore,

Dr. Maithreyi Krishna Raj, retired professor of SNDT Women's University, Mumbai and

Dr. Thomas Pantham, retired professor of Political Science, M.S. University, Vadodara.

 

 

Bina Agarwal, Professor, Institute for Economic Growth, New Delhi was the recipient of the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies in 2002. She delivered a lecture on Gender Inequalities: Neglected Dimensions and Hidden Facets, during 21st November 2002.

 

 

 

 

Jury for the Award:

Prof.R.Radhakrishna, Director, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai;

Dr.Patricia Oberoi, IEG, Delhi;

Dr.Manoranjan Mohanty, University of Delhi, Delhi 

 

 

Abhijit Vinayak, Professor, MIT, USA was the recipient of the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies in 2001.

 

 

 

 

Jury for the Award:

Prof. Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Centre for the study of Social Sciences, Kolkata,

Prof. Mihir Rikshit, formerly Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and

Prof. R. Champakalakshmi, formerly Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University.


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