Special Correspondent

Gulbarga: Aerospace scientist Roddam Narasimha will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Gulbarga University will confer an honorary doctorate on P. Balaram, Director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in Gulbarga on Wednesday.

Prof. Narasimha is working at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and has received several national and international awards, including the Padma Bhushan.

During his 37-year stint at the Indian Institute of Science, Prof. Narasimha held several positions including Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Chairman of the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He was also Director of the National Aerospace Laboratories from 1984 to 1993 and president of the Indian Academy of Sciences from 1992 to 1994.

Prof. Balaram’s association with the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore has been for over 36 years. He has held different positions in the premier institute before being appointed as the Director of the IISc. in 2005. Prof. Balaram is a renowned researcher in the field of Bio-Organic Chemistry and Molecular Bio Physics.

As many as 402 research papers of Prof. Balaram have been published in the international and national journals. Since 1995 he has been the editor of “Current Science”.

Prof. Balaram is member of Science Advisory Committee to the Union Cabinet and Member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. He was decorated with the Padma Shri award in the year 2002.