The candidates shall be evaluated by the referees in the following grades: A. Outstanding; B. Very Good; C. Average; D. Unsuitable

Conveners of the various Sectional Committees shall prepare a list of the grades obtained by each candidate and shall recommend not more than seven candidates in order of merit to be called for presentation of their work, provided that they have been rated ‘B’ by 50% of the members who have sent in their assessment. Assessment from at least 3 members of Sectional Committees must be elicited before making this recommendation.

The candidates invited to present their work shall do so before the concerned members of the Sectional Committee. Efforts will also be made to ensure the presence of other experts (Academy Fellows) at such presentations. These experts, if they so desire, may give their views to the Convener of the Sectional Committee.

Candidates called for presenting their work before the Sectional Committees shall be entitled to II AC return rail fare and local conveyance as applicable. Reimbursement will be made on production of tickets.






The fellowship shall consist of a bronze medal of the following specifications:

  • Name on Medal
  • Name of the recipient
  • Year (in International numerals)
  • Reverse : Seal of the Academy


Each fellowshipee will be presented a Medal, a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 1, 00,000/-. In three installments. In addition, the recipient may be considered for research support with seed money.

Appropriate steps will be taken by the Academy to maintain the relevant information in respect of the career development of all young fellowships.

Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Young Scientists Fellowship

I learnt that every youth wants
to be unique, that is being "YOU".
But the world around
you is doing its best day and
night to make you just like
everybody else, including