Promoting Science for Past 23 Yrs, Dr. K V. Rao Scientific Society Presented Its 23rd Annual Science Awards

KVRSS has been involved in the promotion of Science by spotting and recognizing talent at the School and university levels for the past 23 years.

The 23rd Annual Research Awards are presented to encourage research in basic sciences. The Society has instituted these awards in the broad fields of Bhoutikam, Rasayanam, Jeevanam and Ganitam. Students below the age of 30 years and actively involved in research in various states of India will be recognized with awards.

Research Awards winners 

  • Grantham(Maths) — Abhay Jindal from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka for the Project Title: "Complete Nevanlinna-Kernels and the Characteristic Function";
  • Bhoutikam(Physics) — Ranjith Kumar R from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka for Project Title: "Multicritical Phenomenon in Topological States of Matter;
  • Jeevanam(Biology) — Shagufta Haque from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, for Project Title: "Regulatory Pathways and Role of Smartly Engineered Casein Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Angiogenesis;
  • Rasayanam(Chemistry) — Avulu Vinod Kumar, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, Project Title: "A Broadband, Multiplexed-Visible-Light-Transport in Composite Flexible-Organic-Crystal Waveguide.
18th School Talent Awards are initiated in collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Science & Technology (APCOST). Students from various districts, particularly the government schools, present projects based on the theme given by the Department of Science and Technology. The projects are scrutinized by the KVRSS panel and students are selected for scholarships till their schooling.

School Talent Awards winners include

  • S Sireesha & Pydala Venkat Bhavya, Class: X from Z P P High School, Chennur, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, for Project Title: Ecosystem Restoration by the Resource use of Eichhornia in Chennur Village Tank;
  • Shaik Asifa & Shaik Hafsa Asra, Class: IX from International Delhi Public School, Proddatur, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh for Project Title: Sanctity to Clarity;
  • G Dhasrita, Class: VI from St John’s E High School, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh for Project Title: The Old Genius Kadamba;
  • S Lasya & K Yashmin, Class: X from Camford EM School, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh for Project Title: Eco-Friendy Preservatives
The 12th SPARK Innovation Awards were also given to stimulate the young minds of India, Students present Science Models with Concepts. 40 Projects were selected for final presentations.

3rd SMART (Science Meets ART) Awards were also presented. These awards were initiated to celebrate National Science Day and to let school students visualise science.

Dr Tata Narasinga Rao, Director, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad and Adjunct faculty at IIT Hyderabad and Mr P V V R Sarma, Director-in-Charge (Chemistry), Geological Society of India, Hyderabad gave away the awards in a function held in the city recently.

The Society has diversified to learning and mentoring through the establishment of a Science Innovation Centre and Mobile Science Lab for school children. The Society plans to extend its reach in the coming years informed Ms. Ratna, secretary of the Society.


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