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Awards

SOFTI Award

The Society instituted the Biennial SOFTI Award in 1993, to honour scientists and technologists who have made outstanding contributions in any branch of fisheries technology. The Award carries a medallion, a citation and a cash component of  Rs. 25,000.

  

Dr. B. Meenakumari receiving SOFTI Award 2013 from Dr. Swapan Kumar Dutta, Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. Others (from LtoR) Dr. V. R. Suresh, Dr. Gopal Krishna and Dr. Ravishankar C. N.

 
The recipients of the prestigious award include eminent person in the field of fisheries like,
 

Dr. K. H. Alikunhi

Former Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai (1993)

 

Dr. E. G. Silas

Former Vice Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur (1995)

 

Mr. Devidas Menon

Former Director, Integrated Fisheries Project, Cochin (1997)

 

Dr. N. Balakrishnan Nair

Professor Emeritus, University of Kerala, Trivandrum (1999)

 

Dr. K. Gopakumar

Former Deputy Director General (FY), ICAR, New Delhi(2001)

 

Dr. T. S. Gopalakrishna Iyer

Former Joint Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin (2003)

 

Dr. S. N. Dwivedi

 

Former Director, CIFE, Mumbai, Former Director General, Madhya Pradesh Council for Science and Technology, MP (2005)

 

Dr. S. Z. Qasim

Former Secretary, DOD, New Delhi (2007)

 

Dr. S. Ayyappan

Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), New Delhi (2009)

 

Dr. Saiyed Asif Husain Abidi

 

 

Former Member (Animal Science & Fisheries), Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, (Department of Agriculture Research & Education), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India (2011)

 

Dr. B. Meenakumari

Former DDG (FS) and OSD Educational Division, KAB-II, ICAR, Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai

 

SOFTI AWARD 2013

 

Best Paper Award

The Society instituted the Best Paper Award in 1992 for the best scientific paper appearing in the journal Fishery Technology. The Award given annually carries a citation and a cash component of Rs. 5000