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Presidential Award 2021

Posted on: March 25, 2021 | Back | Print

Presidential Award of Certificates of Honours to Distinguished Scholars

 Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, Government of India, has invited nominations/recommendations for Presidential Award of Certificates of Honours to distinguished scholars of Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Arabic, Persian, Classical Oriya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu, Classical Malayalam and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman (MBVS).

2. The Scheme for the Award of the Certificates of Honours was introduced in the year 1958 to honour the scholars of Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian languages. The scheme was extended to cover Pali/Prakrit Classical Oriya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu and Classical Malayalam from the year 2016.

3. The Certificate of Honour is awarded to Scholars of eminence over 60 years of age with outstanding contribution in the field of each of these languages and MBVS is for young scholars between 30-45 years of age.

4. Distinguished scholars in the languages as mentioned above may kindly submit their nominations as per enclosed proforma to this Mission by 15th  April 2021 for onward transmission to Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, Government of India for their final consideration.

5. More details are available at MHRD website: 

6. In this regard, it is stated that a certificate, a shawl and one time cash award as mentioned below are given to the awadees:

i) Rs. 5.00 lakh each for Certificate of Honour

ii) Rs. 5.00 lakh each for Life Time Achievement awards(includes International Awards.

iii) Rs. 1.00 lakh each for Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman awards.

7.You are accordingly requested to recommend the names of only those Scholars of eminence in the field of Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Arabic, Persian, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu, Classical Malayalam and Classical Oriya studies for these awards in the enclosed proforma for recommendation.

8.It may be pertinent to mention here that the recommending authorities while forwarding the names of the scholars in Sanskrit ensure that the scholars whom they are recommending should have written their books in Sanskrit language only and not on Sanskrit in any other languages.

9.The recommendations should clearly bring out the specific achievement for which the Award is recommended and may please be sent along with character & antecedent certificate of the scholar in the proforma enclosed, to the Ministry latest by 15th May. 2021. While sending recommendations, copies of best five (maximum) published works of the nominee along with detailed list of all published work must be forwarded

10. While there is no objection for setting up an Expert Committee for Preliminary Selection of Scholars, they may furnish a "NIL' information in case no suitable scholar worthy of recommendations is available for the award.

 11.Nominations complete in all respects along with the character and antecedent certificates duly signed by the respective recommending authorities should be forwarded to The Registrar, Central Sanskrit University (formerly Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan), 56-57, Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058.

12. Embassy could be contacted at culture.muscat@mea.gov.in/