Hyderabad|India|July'2011: With an aim to identify
and nurture scientific talent in young students both at School and
University level, Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society which has been
established to preserve basic research and scientific talent in Basic
Sciences presented the 11th Annual Dr. K.V. Rao Research Awards in city.
Scientists under 30 years of age, who are either registered for Ph.D. in
any University/deemed Universities in A.P. or working in any Research
organizations in Andhra Pradesh were given away awards. The awards were
given in four categories viz. Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Physics
and Chemistry & Allied Sciences.
The Dr. K.V. Rao Research Award in Mathematics category was bagged by Mr.
Penugurthi Murali of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam for his research
work on “Multiple Symmetric Positive Solutions for Two - Point Boundary
Value Problems on Time Scales ”. Ms. Rajeswari Mulakalapalli of University
of Hyderabad, Hyderabad bagged the award in the Physics category for
“Detection of ultra-slow processes through NMR relaxometry: Application to
Liquid Crystals ” research work. The award in the Biological Sciences
category went to Ms. Kavitha Alapati of Acharya Nagarjuna University,
Guntur for her work on “Studies on bioactive compounds produced by
Nocardia levis MK-VL_113 and Streptomyces tendae TK-VL_333 ”. Mr. N.
Chandrasekhar of University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad won the Award in
Chemistry and Allied Sciences category for his research work on
“Fabrication of multi-dimensional (0 to 2-D) shape-defined functional nano-structures
derived from diverse p- conjugated back-to-back coupled ligand molecules
and their applications”.
Apart from the above Winners, First and Second Runner-Ups and Special
Awards were also given. The awards consists of cash prize of Rs 20,000/-
and a trophy to the winner and a cash prize of Rs 10,000/- and a trophy to
runners-up in each category. A total of twelve awards were presented in
this Young Scientist Award category. The Society received more than fifty
applications from various Universities and Research organizations in AP,
including IICT, CCMB, LV Prasad Eye institute, CDFD, University of
Hyderabad, Osmania University, Andhra University, Sri Krishnadevaraya
University, SV University, JNTU, Hyderabad, Vikram Simhapuri University,
Kakatiya University and NIT, Warangal. The awardee candidates are selected
by an eminent jury of scientists.
Dr. J.S. Yadav, Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology,
Hyderabad; Prof. A.K. Susheela, Executive Director, Fluorosis Research and
Rural Development Foundation, New Delhi and Prof. T.V. Krishna Reddy,
Member Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Council of Science and Technology gave
away the awards.
Child Scientists Mr. Y Manideep, D A V Public School, Visakhapatnam
District; Ms. Ch Shanti Angel, VP & GSM High School, Guntur District; Ms.
P Shruti, Zilla Parishad Govt High School, Srikakulam District; Ms. B
Pavani, L R G Aided High School, Anantapur District; Ms. B Divya, Zilla
Parishad High School, SPS Nellore District and Ms. G Harika, Zilla
Parishad High School, Nizamabad District bagged Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific
Society School Talent Awards for their Project work on various topics.
The winners of a Science Quiz conducted by Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society
for School Children of classes 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th in four major
cities of Andhra Pradesh viz. Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and
Tirupati were presented the Annual Science Award. The award was won by the
team comprising of Mr. Syed Murtuza Hasmi & Mr. Sai Shasank Reddy of
Little Flower High School, Abids, Hyderabad.
The society plans to organise exhibitions, set up science laboratories for
students and interaction with other institutions as part of diversifying
its activities in future. The society is also planning to institute awards
in more fields of education, informed Ms. K. Ratna, Joint Secretary, Dr.
K.V. Rao Scientific Society.