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The Indian National Science
Science
Academy (INSA) in New Delhi
New Delhi
is the apex body of Indian scientists representing all branches of science and technology.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Overview 3 Presidents 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The Indian National Science
Science
Academy promotes science and its use in India. It was originally established in 1935 and was known as the 'National Institute of Sciences of India' until the present name was adopted in 1970.[1] The Government of India
India
recognised it in 1945 as the premier scientific society representing all branches of science in India. In 1968, it was designated as the adhering organisation in India
India
to the International Council for Science
Science
(ICSU) on behalf of the Government of India. It is headquartered in New Delhi.[2] Overview[edit] The Academy consists of Foundation fellows, Fellows (FNA) and Foreign Fellows. Election to the Academy is only by nomination.[3] The objectives of the academy encompass promotion of science in India including its application to national welfare, safeguarding the interests of the scientists, establishing linkages with international bodies to foster collaboration and expressing considered opinion on national issues. It plays a role in promoting, recognising and rewarding excellence in scientific research. With a view to promoting the pursuit of excellence in the field of ' Science
Science
and Technology', the academy has instituted 59 awards, placed in 4 categories, viz International Awards, General Medal & Lecture Awards, Subjectwise Medals/Lectures and Awards for Young Scientists. It also publishes journals, organises scientific discussions and brings out proceedings and monographs. It is a signatory to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities in 2004[4] Presidents[edit] The list of presidents of the society.[5]

Meghnad Saha

Satyendra Nath Bose

Homi J. Bhabha

M. S. Valiathan

C. N. R. Rao

Raghunath Anant Mashelkar

Raghavendra Gadagkar

Ajay K. Sood

President From To

Lewis Leigh Fermor 1935 1936

Meghnad Saha 1937 1938

Ram Nath Chopra 1939 1940

Baini Prashad 1941 1942

Jnan Chandra Ghosh 1943 1944

Darashaw Nosherwan Wadia 1945 1946

Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar 1947 1948

Satyendra Nath Bose 1949 1950

Sunder Lal Hora 1951 1952

Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan 1953 1954

Amulya Chandra Ukil 1955 1956

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis 1957 1958

Sisir Kumar Mitra 1959 1960

Ajudhiya Nath Khosla 1961 1962

Homi Jehangir Bhabha 1963 1964

Vasant Ramji Khanolkar 1965 1966

Thiruvengadam Rajendram Seshadri 1967 1968

Atma Ram 1969 1970

Bagepalli Ramachandrachar Seshachar 1971 1972

Daulat Singh Kothari 1973 1974

Benjamin Peary Pal 1975 1976

Raja Ramanna 1977 1978

Vulimiri Ramalingaswami 1979 1980

Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon 1981 1982

Arun Kumar Sharma 1983 1984

Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao 1985 1986

Autar Singh Paintal 1987 1988

Man Mohan Sharma 1989 1990

Prakash Narain Tandon 1991 1992

Shri Krishna Joshi 1993 1995

Srinivasan Varadarajan 1996 1998

Goverdhan Mehta 1999 2001

Marthanda Varma Sankaran Valiathan 2002 2004

Raghunath Anant Mashelkar 2005 2007

Mamannamana Vijayan 2008 2010

Krishan Lal 2011 2013

Raghavendra Gadagkar 2014 2016

Ajay K. Sood 2017 till date

See also[edit]

Indian National Academy of Engineering National Academy of Sciences, India Indian Academy of Sciences

References[edit]

^ a b "Indian National Science
Science
Academy, New Delhi". Department of Science
Science
and Technology, India. 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016.  ^ "Indian National Science
Science
Academy (INSA)". Inter Academies. 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016.  ^ "About INSA". Indian National Science
Science
Academy. 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016.  ^ "Signatories". openaccess.mpg.de. Retrieved 2016-04-01.  ^ "Past Presidents". Indian National Science
Science
Academy. 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Indian National Science
Science
Academy (INSA)

v t e

International Council for Science
Science
(ICSU)

National members

Albania Angola Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Bolivia Bosnia & Herzegovina (Republic of Srpska) Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Cameroon Canada Caribbean Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Czech Republic Côte d'Ivoire Denmark Dominican Republic Egypt Estonia Ethiopia Finland France Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Hungary India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Mauritius Mexico Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria North Korea Norway Pakistan Panama Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Russia Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa South Korea South Pacific Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tunisia Turkey Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Zambia Zimbabwe

International scientific unions

International Astronomical Union
International Astronomical Union
(IAU) International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) International Cartographic Association (ICA) International Geographical Union (IGU) International Mathematical Union (IMU) International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) International Union of Biological Sciences
International Union of Biological Sciences
(IUBS) International Union of Crystallography
International Union of Crystallography
(IUCr) International Union of Food Science
Science
and Technology (IUFoST) International Union of Forest Research Organizations
International Union of Forest Research Organizations
(IUFRO) International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
(IUGG) International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) International Union of History and Philosophy of Science
Science
(IUHPS) International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) International Union of Psychological Science
Science
(IUPsyS ) International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
(IUPAC) International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) International Union of Radio Science
Science
(URSI) International Union of Soil Sciences
International Union of Soil Sciences
(IUSS) International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) International Union of Toxicology

Scientific associates

Academia de Ciencias de América Latina (ACAL) Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources (ECOR) Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS) International Arctic Science
Science
Committee (IASC) International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) International Commission for Optics (ICO) International Council for Laboratory Animal Science
Science
(ICLAS) International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) International Federation of Surveyors
International Federation of Surveyors
(FIG) International Foundation for Science
Science
(IFS) International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
(IIASA) International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA) International Union of Speleology (UIS) International Water Association (IWA) Pacific Science
Science
Association (PSA) Society for Social Studies of Science
Science
(4S) The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

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