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Dr. C. Chandrasekharan Memorial Award - 2020- Last date extended

Dr. C. Chandrasekharan was a prominent Economist, Forest Officer and the founder Director of Kerala Forest Research Institute. He was an eminent social scientist and his commitment to society is reflected in all his work. The legacy of Dr. C. Chandrasekharan proposed to be propagated through the award constituted in his remembrance to recognize socially relevant research work carried out by a researcher in the field of ‘forest conservation and management in Kerala’.


In this context, Applications/ Nominations are invited from researchers, below 35 years of age, working on any aspect of forest conservation and management in Kerala for the 11th Dr. C. Chandrasekharan Memorial Award. The award will consist of a certificate, gold medal and a cash prize of Rs. 40,000/-. A brief bio-data and write-up of not more than 1000 words containing the objectives, current status, innovative content of the research work etc. may be sent to Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi by e-mail addressed to indicating subject as Dr. C. Chandrasekharan Memorial Award-2020 on or before 10th  August 2021.


If there is any query on the same, please contact Dr. P.A. Jose, Principal Scientist and Convenor of the Endowment Committee ( or Mob. 9495482748).

After screening the applications, selected candidates will be invited for a presentation at KFRI, Peechi before an audience. The award will be presented in a function by an eminent Forester/ Forest Scientist who will be delivering Dr. C. Chandrasekharan Memorial Lecture.

Dr. Syam Viswanath

Director and Chairman of Endowment Committee

Date of notification: July 22, 2021 August 10, 2021