D.L.N. Murthy Rao Oration award

D.L.N. Murthy Rao Oration award has been instituted in the memory of the late Dr. D.L.N. Murthy Rao, a senior fellow of the Society. This oration is delivered at each annual conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society.

RULES:

  1. The oration award is declared one year in advance at every annual conference of the society.
  2. Any Life Fellow of the Society can propose the name of any other Life Fellow of the society for the oration award. The proposal including the bio-data of the nominee must be submitted to the Chairperson, Awards Committee by a date determined by the Executive Council of IPS. The proposal must be accompanied by written consent of the nominee.
  3. To be eligible for the award, the nomination shall be assessed on the following criteria: (a) Contribution to the service and development of psychiatry in India- 30 marks 
    (b) Contribution to the Indian Psychiatric Society – 30 marks 
    (c) Contribution to teaching, training and research in Psychiatry – 20 marks 
    (d) Overall seniority in Psychiatry, recognition, and standing amongst fellow Psychiatrists in India- 20 marks
  4. A panel of judges shall rate the nominations. The nomination securing the highest total marks (out of 100) shall win the award, subject to ratification by the awards committee and the executive council of the society. In case of a tie, the concerned nominations shall be re-assessed by another panel of judges. To win an award not less than 50% of the full marks must be obtained by a nominee.
  5. The oration paper will become the property of the Indian Psychiatric Society and shall be published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry with the necessary editorial corrections. The speaker will pass on the oration paper to the Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry as soon after the annual conference as possible for its publication in the journal.
  6. The speaker can choose any topic for the oration. He shall intimate the title of the oration to the chairperson awards committee at least three months prior to the conference.
  7. The speaker is paid a lump-sum for the oration and awarded a suitable scroll.
  8. No person shall win the award more than once.
Tilak Venkoba Rao Oration Award

This oration award has been instituted out of an endowment received from Dr. A. Venkoba Rao, a Past-President of the society, in the memory of his son Mr. TilakVenkoba Rao. This oration should be on any aspect of mental health and will be delivered at each annual conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society.

RULES:

  1. The oration award is declared one year in advance at every annual conference of the society.
  2. Any Life Fellow of the society can propose the name of any other member of the society, who is not over 40 years of age on 30th September of the year in which he is submitting his entry. If that conference is not held in that year, the date of reckoning the age shall remain the same. The proposal and the bio-data of the nominee must be submitted to the Chairperson, Awards Committee. The proposal shall include the proposed titles and an outline of the oration and details of the nominee’s work in that topic which will also be taken into account in assessing the nomination. The proposal must be accompanied by written consent of the nominee and certificate of his age as recorded in the school leaving certificate or equivalent records.
  3. A panel of judges shall rate the nomination. The nomination securing the highest total marks (out of 100) shall win the award, subject to ratification by the awards committee and the nominations shall be reassessed by another panel of judges. To win an award not less than 50% of the full marks must be obtained by a nominee.
  4. The oration paper will become the property of the Indian Psychiatric Society and shall be published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry with the necessary editorial corrections. The speaker will pass on the oration paper to the Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry, as soon after the annual conference as possible for its publication in the journal.
  5. The speaker is paid a lump sum for the oration and awarded a suitable scroll.
  6. The decision of the panel of judges as ratified by the awards committee and the executive council of the society shall be final and binding.
  7. If in the opinion of the panel of judges, no contestant for an oration award scores 50% or above, there will be no oration award for that year.
  8. No person shall win this award more than once.
Marfatia Award

The Marfatia Award has been instituted out of an endowment received from the late Dr. J.C. Marfatia, a Past President of the society, The award is given to a paper presented at the annual conference of the society.

RULES:

  1. For the paper to be considered for the award, it shall be necessary for the author to submit the full paper to the Chairperson, Awards Committee, by a date to be determined by the Council of the IPS. For the sake of uniformity of style the paper shall be prepared in accordance with the “Instructions to contributors” published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry. Abstract of the paper (not more than 200 words) shall be enclosed with the paper.
  2. To be eligible for the award the paper must fulfill each of the following criteria.
    (a) It must be a research paper based on work done in India. It must not have been published in a scientific journal or have been awarded any award of the IPS.
    (b) The principal author must be a Life Fellow of the Society and at least 50% of all authors must be members of the IPS at the time of the submission of the paper.
  3. 60% marks will be for preparation and compilation of the manuscript and 40% marks will be for the presentation at the conference. A panel of 3 judges shall rate each paper, both for the written version and the presentation. To be eligible for presentation the manuscript must be assessed, to have scored more than 40% of the marks (i.e. 24 out of 60 or more). The best three papers only may be permitted to be presented at the conference due to constraints of time. This rule may be relaxed in unusual situation at the discretion of the Awards Committee with the approval of the Executive Council. The paper securing the highest total marks shall win the Award, provided it scores not less than 50% of the maximum marks. This is subject to adjudication and ratification by the awards committee and confirmation by the Executive Council of the IPS. In case of a tie the concerned papers will be declared joint winners.
  4. Authors of the award winning papers shall be considered to have won the award and will be issued certificates and will be eligible for the awards money. The money shall be handed over to the principal author for disbursement among the co-authors.
  5. Rules common to all IPS awards will also be applicable to this award.