Awards and Honours

Pratibha Yadav awarded “Post-Doctoral Fellowship for outstanding Post-Doctoral Researchers from China & India”

Dr Pratibha Yadav, an alumnus of CES who did her PhD with Prof Renee Borges, has been awarded “Post-Doctoral Fellowship for outstanding Post-Doctoral Researchers from China & India” (by the Planning and Budgeting Committee, Council for Higher Education in Israel). Pratibha will take up this fellowship (starting Oct' 2019) to continue her postdoctoral research at the Tel Aviv University where she joined in Oct’ 2018 through another fellowship that she was awarded by the Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University.

Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel awarded Nepal's prestigious Nepal Bidya Bhushan Padak.

Nepal President's award to Sanjeeta

Dr. Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel, a CES alumnus, has been awarded one of Nepal's prestigious honours "Nepal Bidya Bhushan Padak" (KA category, year 2018) for her PhD thesis work. The award was given by the President of Nepal, Bidya Devi Bhandari on the occasion of the National Education Day and International Literacy Day, on behalf of the Government of Nepal (Ministry of Science and Technology).

Anindita Brahma wins Fulbright-Nehru and Marie Curie fellowships

We are delighted that Dr Anindita Brahma, an alumnus of CES who did her PhD with Prof Raghavendra Gadagkar, has been awarded two prestigious fellowships: Marie Curie fellowship (Europe) and Fulbright-Nehru fellowship (US).

She has chosen to take up the Fulbright fellowship for her postdoctoral research work. She will be working with Dr Daniel J.C. Kronauer, The Rockefeller University, New York on a project titled "Modulators of the route towards social parasitism: a study with the clonal raider ant Ooceraea biri"

Jaideep Joshi awarded a prestigious Marie Curie fellowship

We are delighted that Dr Jaideep Joshi, an alumnus of CES who did his PhD with Prof Vishwesha Guttal, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Curie fellowship.

Jaideep will be pursuing his postdoctoral research in Austria/UK, mentored by Prof Ulf Dieckmann (IIASA, Vienna, Austria) and Prof Iain Colin Prentice (Imperial College London). His research topic is “Assessing the global vulnerability of forests to drought using Plant Functional Trait Evolution (Plant-FATE)”.

Dr Kartik Sunagar at Centre for Ecological Sciences has been awarded the prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship by SERB/DST.

Dr Kartik Sunagar at Centre for Ecological Sciences has been awarded the prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship by SERB/DST.

Kartik Sunagar is an evolutionary biologist looking at mechanisms and evolution of venoms across taxa in the animal kingdom. His website https://www.venomicslab.com/ has more details of his work.

CES students shine at the 54th Animal Behaviour Society Meeting in Toronto in June 2017. by Maria Thaker

CES students shine

CES students shine at the 54th Animal Behaviour Society Meeting in Toronto in June 2017.

Madhura Amdekar, a PhD student of Maria Thaker, got an Honorable Mention (second place) for the Founders Memorial Poster Award.

Pratibha Yadav, a PhD student of Renee Borges, got an Honorable Mention (second place) for the 3-Minute Thesis Presentation Award.

As a faculty at CES, it was a particularly proud moment for me to watch them win. They had some tough competition, and it was well deserved. Great job, ladies!!

Best ENVIS 2015-16 awarded to CES, IISc.

(i) Sri. Ajay Narayan Jha, Secretary, The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change presented the Best ENVIS Centre (thematic)
2015-16 award to Dr.T.V.Ramachandra, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

(ii) Namma Bengalurean 2016 award of Namma Bengaluru Foundation, Bangalore. http://www.nammabengaluruawards.org/

(iii) Dr.T.V.Ramachandra was Conferred the ROTARY EXEMPLARS 2017 - Citizen Extraordinaire award.

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