Nominations for Associateship 2019
NAAS Associates
Guidelines for Selection of Associates of the Academy
  • Associateship Scheme is open to serving Young Scientists, upto age of 40 years, working in agriculture related disciplines in Research/Academic Systems in India.

  • A total of 10 Associates can be selected in a year.

  • The identification of the Associates will be done by Sectional Committees, reviewed by the Conveners’ Group and approved by Executive Council. However, there will be no voting.

  • There will be no discipline/sectional committee-wise quota.

  • The criteria for election will be academic excellence based on scientific contributions as reflected by publications, products, processes and technologies etc.

  • The Associates will have the following privileges:

  1.          To be present in all General Body Meetings

  2.          To have personal access to the library of the Academy

  3.          To take out books, plates, drawings, manuscripts, etc. from the library, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by the Academy

  4.          To offer papers and communications to be read before the meetings of the Academy.

  5.          To get all NAAS publications.

            To attend the Foundation Day programme by meeting the expenditure on their own. However, Academy will meet one time travel expenses and hospitality for attending Foundation Day programme and Annual General Body meeting at the conferment of the Associateship.

Submission of Nominations

Duly completed Nomination Form should be sent by the Proposer to the Executive Director, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, NASC, DPS Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110 012 so as to reach him by 31 March, of the year of nomination.

Nominations will be grouped under the following 8 sections:

  1. Crop Sciences, covering Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Genetic Resources, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry and Seed Technology
  2. Horticultural Sciences, covering Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Ornamental Horticulture & Landscape Gardening, Plantation Crops and Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops (improvement, production and biotechnology)
  3. Animal Sciences, covering Animal Genetics & Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, Animal Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Animal Production, Animal Health, Animal Products Technology, Dairy Sciences and Poultry Sciences
  4. Fisheries Sciences, covering Fish Genetics & Breeding, Fish Nutrition, Fish Pathology, Fish Biotechnology, Fish Biosystematics, Fish Processing &Technology, Fisheries Resource Management and Aquaculture
  5. Natural Resource Management Sciences, covering Agricultural Meteorology, Agronomy, Environmental Science, Forestry & Agroforestry, Soil Science, Water Management and Agricultural Physics
  6. Plant Protection Sciences, covering Agricultural Chemicals, Agricultural Entomology, Plant Pathology, Nematology, Microbiology and Organic Chemistry
  7. Agricultural Engineering and Technology, covering Farm Machinery & Power, Soil and Water Engineering, Agricultural Process Engineering, Food Science & Nutrition, Food Technology, Textile Chemistry and Computer Application in Agriculture
  8. Social Sciences, covering Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Statistics, Extension Education, Home Science and Bioinformatics