ESI- BEST Ph.D. THESIS AWARD 2022
ESI- BEST Ph.D. THESIS AWARD-2022
Nominations from members/life members are invited for ESI Best PhD Thesis Award 2022 for his/her contributions in the field of Entomological Research
of the Award
Ph.D. Thesis Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Research in Entomology.
Entomological Society of India, New Delhi.
3. Objectives of the Award
provide recognition to outstanding original research done by Ph.D. degree
- To provide incentive for
enhancing the quality of Ph.D. thesis research
promote high quality Ph.D. thesis research in emerging priority areas
4. Nature of the Award
This award is meant exclusively for Ph.D.
thesis related to entomological sciences from any Indian University. A
total of three awards will be given and each award consists of Rs. 5,000
(Rupees five thousand only) in cash plus a citation.
v Any Indian who has completed Ph.D. in Entomology with
thesis work focused on insect/mites/ other non-insect pests excluding nematodes
and must be a member or life member of the society.
v The Certificate of the degree/provisional degree must be
dated between 1st July 2021 to 30th June, 2022.
Those who got best Ph.D. thesis awards already in any such
competition are not eligible, and a declaration to this effect in the
application is required.
v The research work must be original.
v The results obtained must have the potential of enhancing
the knowledge in the frontier areas.
v Must have published/accepted at least two good research
papers in a journal having NAAS rating of 6 and above (2023 NAAS rating). These
must be relevant to the objectives of the Ph.D. thesis.
6. Administration of the
There shall be a Judging
Committee consisting of three independent members, with the President of the
Society as chairperson. Wherever deemed necessary the Judging Committee may
identify a panel of experts to assist it in the evaluation of the applications.
Taking into consideration the evaluation by the experts the Judging Committee
shall evaluate the theses and make recommendations to the President of the
7. Evaluation Criteria
clarity and coherence of the research problem (10)
technological and socio-economic relevance and priority of the research problem
analysis and interpretation of existing literature, quality of illustrations
and photographs (5)
of research work. Complementarity of the various experiments and
investigations and their integration into a logical plan of work (10)
of the research programmes: Scientific soundness and technological modernity of
the experimental methods and logical planning (10)
validity and accuracy of the analysis of experimental data (10)
findings: To what extent do they meet the objectives of the research programme
what way the findings constitute a significant advance in our knowledge and
papers published and their quality as judged by the NAAS rating (20)
7.10 Patent/s copyrights
applied and accepted (5)
made in the prescribed form which will be available from the ESI website. The
Judging Committee will screen the applications, identify outstanding entries,
and make recommendations to the Society along with the draft citations. The
final decision on the award (in the absence of suitable outstanding theses)
rests with the President of Society.
nominations are to be submitted through email in a single PDF (not more than 50
pages) including application form with all enclosures by email:
email@example.com (hardcopy will not be entertained) on or before 11.59 PM of
the 31 July 2023. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
The presentation of the award will be made at any
official event of the Society and will be informed to the awardees. The awardee
would give a presentation on the achievements of his work to the audience
consisting of eminent scientists.