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Dear Friends, The Indian Political Science Association invites nominations from its members for IPSA National Awards, 2020 in the following categories:-

  1. IPSA Life Time Achievement Award

Given in memory of Professor V S Ram, who established the first university department of Political Science in Lucknow University in 1922, this award has been instituted to honour senior scholars of Political Science in the country, who have contributed to the discipline in substantially significant manner by way of their academic excellence, intellectual pursuits, scholarly publications and overall activities. The nominee should normally be above 55 years of age.

  1. IPSA National Young Political Scientist Award-

This award is intended to encourage young scholars of Political Science below the age of 45 years who have demonstrated their academic strength and deep interest in research by their publications and other activities.

  1. IPSA National Award on Ancient Indian Politics –

This award is intended to promote studies on ancient Indian politics. This award is given to scholars who have contributed significantly to the studies and research of ancient Indian political thinking and system.

  1. IPSA National Governance Award –

This award has been instituted in memory of Professor G Ram Reddy, former President of the Indian Political Science Association and former Chairman of University Grants Commission. This award is to be given to scholars who have made special contribution to the study of governance and democratic decentralization.

  1. AB Vaipavee IPSA National Diaspora Award-

Instituted after Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India, who pioneered diaspora studies in India, this award intends to honour senior scholars who have contributed to the study of Indian diaspora and synergy with Indian politics along with migration studies.

  1. IPSA National Diaspora Researcher Award –

This award is intended to encourage young researchers dedicatedly working on Indian diaspora.


  1. All of IPSA National Awards shall consist of a plaque, a citation, a shawl and a cheque.
  2. The last date of submission of nominations by any member of IPSA for himself/herself or someone else is 20th August, 2023.
  3. The nomination should contain a detailed CV and copies of at least five best publications of the candidate along with a passport size color photograph. 4. The nominations should be sent to the Professor Sanjeev K. Sharma, General Secretary and Treasurer, IPSA, Department of Political Science, CCS University, Meerut-250005 (UP) under sealed cover only through Speed Post/Registered Parcel clearly mentioning Nomination for IPSA National Awards, 2023 on the envelope. For any further query, please do not hesitate to contact me on

With warm regards,

Yours Sincerely

Professor Sanjeev Kumar Sharma
General Secretary and Treasurer
Indian Political Science Association