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Established in 1972 by Professor V K R V Rao, ISEC is an All-India Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in the Social Sciences

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VKRV Rao Prizes

Professor V K R V Rao

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Professor V K R V Rao

V K R V Rao Prizes in Social Science Research

VKRV Rao prizes in Social Science Research were instituted by the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore in grateful recognition and appreciation of Professor Rao's contribution and services for the development of social science research in India in general, and for the establishment of the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, in particular. As an economist of international repute, he has served the country as Member of the Planning Commission and as a Central Cabinet Minister. By establishing three important institutions - The Delhi School of Economics, The Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, and the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, Professor Rao has provided a solid foundation for social science research in India.

Citation

The Board of Governors of the Institute for Social and Economic Change at its meeting held on 19th January 1977 approved the regulations governing the institution and award of VKRV Rao Prizes for research in social sciences. Three prizes of Rs. 25,000 each and a citation/certificate are awarded annually for high quality research in social sciences. The main object of the prizes is to encourage young social scientists to undertake original research and to recognise the contributions made by them to the development of knowledge. The prizes are awarded to persons who have made significant original contributions to human knowledge and progress, applied or fundamental, who are citizens of India, below the age of 45 years, in the year for which the award is made, and engaged in research in any one of the social science disciplines listed below:

EconomicsEvery year
SociologyFirst year
Human Geography,
Public Administration
Second year
Education, Political ScienceThird year
Psychology, HistoryFourth year
Linguistics, SociologyFifth year

One prize is awarded every year in Economics. The remaining two prizes are rotated among the ten groups of disciplines as mentioned above. The rotation is repeated in the same order from sixth year onwards. The Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, administers the awards.

The list of Awardees of Dr V K R V Rao Prizes

Awardees

Discipline

Year

Dr. N.R. BhanumurthyEconomics

2015

Dr. Deepak MalghanHuman Geography and Ecology

2015

Dr. Manish Kumar ThakurSociology

2014

Dr. S.N. Rajesh RajEconomics

2014

Prof. Anjan Kumar ChakrabartiEconomics

2008

Dr. Amita BaviskarSociology

2008

Prof. Ashwini DeshpandeEconomics

2007

Prof. A R VenkatachalapathyHistory

2007

Dr. Varun SahniPolitical Science

2006

Dr. Gobinda Prasad SamantaEconomics

2006

Dr. Kala Seetharam Sridhar

Economics

2005

Dr. Keshabananda Das

Economics

2004

Prof. Sugata Marjit

Economics

2003

Prof. Manohar Rao

Economics

2003

Prof. Shivganesh Bhargava

Management

2003

Prof. Kalpana Kannabiran

Social Aspects of Law

2003

Prof. Pradeep Kumar Bose

Sociology

1989

Prof. Deepak Nayyar

Economics

1989

Prof. Partho Chaterjee

Political Science

1989

Prof. Janak Pandey

Psychology

1989

Prof. Anjan Mukherji

Economics

1988

Prof. Alok Ray

Economics

1987

Prof. Prabhat Patnaik

Economics

1986

Prof. R Radhakrishna

Economics

1985

Prof. M K Raina

Education

1985

Prof. J Krishnamurthy

Demography

1984

Prof. T S Papola

Economics

1984

Prof. Amit Bhaduri

Economics

1983

Prof. V R Mehta

Political Science

1983

Prof. Ashok Sanjay Guha

Economics

1982

Prof. Kuldeep Mathur

Public Administration

1982

Prof. Yoginder K Alagh

Economics

1981

Prof. T K Oommen

Sociology

1981

Prof. Pravin Visaria

Demography

1981

Prof. Amiya Kumar Bagchi

Economics

1980

Prof. Ganashyam Shantilal Shah

Political Science

1980

Prof. P R Panchamukhi

Education

1980

Prof. (Mrs) Krishna Bharadwaj

Economics

1979

Prof. Sukhomoy Chakravarthy

Economics

1978

Prof. Satish Saberwal

Sociology

1978

Dr. J P Ambannanavar

Demography

1978

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