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|Established||7 January 1935|
|Founder||Lewis Leigh Fermor|
|Ajay K. Sood|
The Indian National 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. The Government of 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 to the International Council for Science (ICSU) on behalf of the Government of India. It is headquartered in New Delhi.
The Academy consists of Foundation fellows, Fellows (FNA) and Foreign Fellows. Election to the Academy is only by nomination. 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 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
The list of presidents of the society.
|Lewis Leigh Fermor||1935||1936|
|Ram Nath Chopra||1939||1940|
|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|
|Bagepalli Ramachandrachar Seshachar||1971||1972|
|Daulat Singh Kothari||1973||1974|
|Benjamin Peary Pal||1975||1976|
|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|
|Marthanda Varma Sankaran Valiathan||2002||2004|
|Raghunath Anant Mashelkar||2005||2007|
|Ajay K. Sood||2017||till date|