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Guiding Principles for Evaluation of Nominations for Associateship

1.   Publications                                                                                                          (Maximum 70 marks)

(i)      Research publications will be given marks according to the NAAS score of Journals:

(a)  Twenty most important publications:                                                               50

Each publication will be given a maximum of 5.0 marks with a cap of maximum 50 marks

 (b) Next 20 publications (other than above 20 publications):                                  20

Each publication will be given a maximum of 2.0 marks with a cap of maximum 20 marks

 (ii)     All the authors will get full marks in publications with multiple authors.

(iii)     The nominees should submit the list of their publications in the descending order of NAAS scoring of journals. For this purpose, list of Journals as identified by NAAS and available on Academy website: should be consulted and the Journal ID should be mentioned in the column provided in the proforma against each publication. In addition, journals having Thomson Reuters Impact Factor (IF) but not included in NAAS catalogue, may also be included. For IF journals, NAAS Score = 6.0 + IF with capping on 20.00.

2.   Concepts, Processes, Products, Technologies, Patents & Books                          (Maximum 20 marks)

Note: An illustrative (but not exhaustive) description of indicators is provided below for allocation of marks. The Sectional Committees may consider equivalent indicators for scoring. The Committee may identify many other examples as they review the cases.

Group I: Concepts, Processes, Patents and Books                                                                   5

  • Concepts such as propounding a new theory or describing pathways and mechanisms of a process. In case of social sciences, the concept may include new approaches/tools such as total factor productivity, social business and meta-evaluation.
  • Processes such as development and description of steps/components of a process that explain the total mechanism of operation. These may also include development of new extension methodologies, methods of conservation agriculture, development of innovative methodologies for research prioritization and technology impact assessment and applications of new concepts.


Marks should be allotted based on credible evidence either published in journal with at least 15 number of citations or included in a reputed text book or referred to in important planning and policy documents. Complete reference of the published papers or books or planning and policy documents should be provided. 

Each concept and process scores 1 mark.

Since difference between concept and process is thin, double counting should be avoided.

  • Patents granted with details of Patent No., Accession No., Trade Marks for GI, Germplasm Registration and IP protection should be provided.

Each patent scores 2 marks.

  • Books with at least 200 pages with ISBN No., published by a reputed publisher or organization, such as ICAR, CSIR and National Academies. Books published by the research institutes/universities may not be considered.

Each authored book scores 2 marks and edited book scores 1 mark.

Group II: Products and Technologies                                                                                   15

  • Products: Development of new products (eg. variety, unique germplasm, genetic stock, chemical and biochemical formulation, diagnostics, vaccines, drug formulation, feed formulation, models of institutional innovations, programming, simulation or statistical models and computer software, including extension software such as expert systems and interactive multimedia, new pest and pathogen identified, new machines/equipment or major modifications in them and development of new value-added products) that have been economically evaluated and adopted or have the potential to be adopted on a wide scale. In the case of social sciences, it may include special reports, policy papers, etc. with evidences of influence on research priorities, economic policies and programmes.


  • Technologies: Research findings that become sustainable practices among the stakeholders. These include integrated pest management, integrated resource management, integrated farming system models, water harvesting and conservation methods, post-harvest technologies, institutional innovations animal improvement and innovative extension efforts leading to large scale diffusion and adoption of technologies.

Documentary evidence should be enclosed for the adoption of products and technologies and their impact on livelihood of farmers/ commercial value and acceptance by clients/stakeholders.  

Each product, variety and technology adopted in large scale by farmers/clients/stakeholders and made significant impacts scores 3 marks.

Each product, variety and technology adopted in ICAR/CSIR/ICMR Institutes/SAUs or entered in multi-location trials for validation, including socio-economic feasibility scores 1.5 marks.

3.   Awards, Honors & Scientific Leadership                                                                (Maximum 10 marks)

  • National and international awards of high repute given by Government or Inter-Governmental Organizations such as Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, Bhatnagar Award and Norman E. Borlaug Award
  • D.Sc. (Hon.)
  • Fellowship of National Science Academies (INSA, NASI, IAS, INAE, NAMS)
  • Other awards by ICAR, CSIR, DST, DBT, NRDC, National Academies, etc.
  • International Post-Doctoral fellowships/awards  such as Humboldt, Fulbright, DAAD, BOYSCAST, JSPS, Commonwealth, JIRCAS, including those from the international centres of higher learning
  • Young Scientist Award/Associateship by the National Science Academies
  • National level Best Teacher/Researcher/Extension Worker award
  • Awards by the Universities, Deemed to be Universities and State Government
  • National level Professional Society Award


  1. Gold Medal, Fellowship, Honorary Membership based on the professional achievements
  1. Other awards/recognitions (excluding paper/poster award)          
  • Institute level Best Teacher/Researcher/Extension Worker award
  • Chair of prestigious committees/taskforce; President/Secretary of professional societies; Leadership position in research programmes or research organizations e.g. Director/Project Director; Editor of NAAS rated Journals, 1 mark each

Minimum qualifying marks for Associateship  60