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Malcolm Adiseshiah Award

Why is it in the news?

  • Surinder S. Jodhka, professor, School of Social sciences, JNU has been chosen for Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2024.

About Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 

  • It is one of the most prestigious national awards in India that recognizes and honours the outstanding contributions of social scientists to the field of development studies.
  • It was instituted in 2000 by the Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust.
  • The award is given annually to an outstanding social scientist selected from nominations received by a specially constituted national jury.
  • Malcolm Sathiyanathan Adiseshiah (1910 – 1994), was an Indian development economist and educator. In 1976 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan.

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