Saturday, 10 May 2014

DR. K. Vijay Raghwan, Secretary DBT Felicitated on His Selction as Foreign Associate to the USNAS

Shri S.Jaipal Reddy, Union Science & Technology & Earth Sciences Minister felicitated Dr. K. Vijay Raghawan, Secretary, Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), Govt. of India on his election as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences(USNAS) here in New Delhi today. 

Dr. K. Vijay Raghawan, Secretary, Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), Govt. of India was elected a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences(USNAS) on 4th of this month. He is one of the 21 new foreign associates elected in 2014. He is also a distinguished professor at NBCS. With this Dr. Vijayraghavan has joined a select group of Indians that includes the former National Centre for Biological Sciences (NBCS) Director, Obaid Siddiqui, National Research Professor and Now Bharat Ratna Award recipient Prof. C.N.R.Rao, evolutionary Biologists Raghavendra Gadakar and Madhav Gadgil alongwith aerospace engineer Roddam Narasimha. 

Members to the United States National Academy of Sciences(USNAS) are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership of USNAS is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered as one of the highest honours a scientist can receive. 

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