Award
  Dr. Kurien Award  
 

The 'Dr. Kurien Award' has been instituted to honour individuals who have contributed significantly to the development and growth of the Indian dairy industry. This is the highest award and is given once in two years which consists of a memento, a citation and a cash prize of Rs. One Lakh.

It is named after Dr. Verghese Kurien, who pioneered the White Revolution in India. In the early 70s, Dr. Kurien launched the Operation Flood programme, the largest project for dairy development in the world, which demonstrated how food aid could be effectively employed as an instrument of development. It is the result of Dr. Kurien’s pioneering work that the Indian dairy industry has today emerged as the largest milk producer in the world. Indeed, he can be called one of the greatest contributors to the economy of rural India. The award recognises achievement of dedicated individuals and institutions and provides impetus for further progress in every field associated with Indian dairying.

Recipients of the Award
Name of the Recipient
Award Year
Mr. Harichand Megha Dalaya
1991
Dr. Noshir Navroji Dastur
1992
Mr. Motibhai R. Chaudhari &
Mr. Babubhai Chunilal Bhatt
1993-1994
Dr. (Miss) Amrita Patel
1995-96
Mr. Arun D. Narke
1997-98
Mr. Jashvantlal Saubhagyachand Shah
1999-2000

Mr. Sylvester Da Cunha

2001-2002

Mr. S.K. Paramasivan

2010

Mr. Mandava Janaki Ramaiah

2012

Mr. Deepak Tikku
2013

Patronship

A person with outstanding academic or professional achievements in Dairy Science and/or technology or one who has rendered signal service to the cause of the Association and/or dairying or dairy industry for many years may be awarded the Patronship of the Association. A Patron shall be nominated for life, and shall be entitled to have all the rights and privileges of a Life Member of the Association.

Nominated Patronship

Name of the Recipient
Award Year

Dr. Zal R. Kothavala

1978

Mr. Tribhuvandas K. Patel
1978
Dr. Maganbhai Patel
1979
Dr. Lall Chand Sikka

1979

Dr. P. Bhattacharya

1979

Shri D.N. Khurody

1979

Dr. Verghese Kurien
1981
Mr. B. Sivaraman
1986

Dr. K.K Iya

2005

Dr. (Miss) Amrita Patel

2006

Dr. R. Nagarcenkar

2012

Prof. (Dr.) K. Pradhan

2013

Dr. R. P. Aneja
2013

Fellowship

A person who has been a member of the Association for not less than ten years, who has actively participated in the affairs of the Association and who has rendered valuable services to dairying and dairy industry by way of research, teaching extension, administration and development may be awarded the Fellowship of the Association. The award of Fellowship bestows the privileges of Life Membership.

Recipients of the Award

Name of the Recipient
Award Year
Dr. C.P. Anantha Krishnan
1978

Dr. K.P. Basu

1978

Dr. Noshir Navroji Dastur
1978
Dr. K.K. Iya
1978
Dr. H. Laxminarayana
1978

Shri Gopala Menon Gopinath

1979

Dr. G.B. Singh Kahion
1979
Dr. C. Krishna Rao
1979

Dr. Surendranath Ray

1979

Mr. A.K. Ray Chaudhuri
1979
Dr. D.S. Saraswat
1979

Prof. M.R. Srinivasan

1979

Mr. N.S. Dave
1980
Dr. M.R. Marathe
1980
Mr. Y.V. Salpekar
1980
Mr. G.M. Jhala
1986
Dr. R.P. Aneja
1989
Dr. (Miss) Amrita Patel
1989
Mr. H.M. Dalaya
1989

Dr. N.C. Ganguli

2005

Prof. K. Pradhan

2006

Mr. V.P. Gandhi

2006

Mr. Deepak Tikku

2008

Dr. B.N. Mathur

2008

Dr. V.D. Mudgal

2008

Dr. S.P. Agrawala
2008

Dr. K.G. Upadhyay

2009

Dr. T.K. Walli

2009

Mr. Sridhar K. Bhat 2010
Dr. B.K. Joshi 2010
Dr. C.S. Prasad 2011
Dr. J.V. Parekh 2011
Dr. K.T. Sampath 2011
Dr. J.B. Prajapati 2012
Mr. N.A. Shaikh 2012
Dr. H. Chennegowda 2013
Dr. M. L. Naware 2013
Mr. S.D. Pandit 2013
Dr. Suresh Kumar Singla 2013
Dr. M.P.G. Kurup 2013
Prof. G.S. Bhat 2013
Mr. Raj Kumar Porwal 2013
Dr. A. Elango 2013
Shri B.K. Ramaiah 2015
Dr. Nagaraj V Belavadi 2015
Prof. Dr. P.A. Shankar 2015
Dr. K.P. Ramesha 2015
Dr. R.S. Gandhi 2015

Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award was started in 1991. Under this award best papers published in both the journals, Indian Journal of Dairy Science and Indian Dairyman, within one year, are selected. Three papers from Indian Journal of Dairy Science are selected under the categories "Animal Production", "D.