Inviting nominations for Professor N. Appaji Rao Best Mentor Award – 2020

The Indian Institute of Science Alumni Association invites nominations for –

Professor N. Appaji Rao Best Mentor Award – 2020

The purpose of the award, which is bestowed once every three years, is to honor a distinguished scientist in the area of Biological Sciences who has mentored several young persons to achieve positions of eminence and leadership.

  1. Name of the Award :
    Professor N. Appaji Rao Best Mentor Award
  2. Eligibility :
    The awardee should be a distinguished academic or a leader in industrial research related to Biological Sciences ; should have mentored associates, who have achieved leadership positions. The nominee should be below 65 years as on January 1, 2020.
  3. The award consists of a cash prize of approx. Rs.1,00,000/- and a citation, which will be presented by the Director of IISc in a meeting to be held in August 2021.
  4. The nomination containing the CV of the nominee; list of publications; list of mentees who have been mentored by the nominee, the type of mentoring and the positions presently held by them and any other relevant information, should be sent by

E-mail :


by Post to the following address:

The General Secretary
IISc. Alumni Association
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560012, India

Nominations can be self or nominated by others including the mentees.

Mentees could also send a letter of support directly to the Alumni association .

Nominations should reach IIScAA by April 30, 2021.

Biodata: Click here to view brief biodata of Professor N. Appaji Rao


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