Jubilee Chair


The Jubilee Professorship was instituted during the Platinum Jubilee Year of the Academy (2009). General guidelines are as follows:

  1. Eminent scientists from any country and from any scientific discipline can be invited to occupy the Jubilee Professorship for a minimum period of two weeks and up to one month.
  2. The Jubilee Professor may pursue any scientific activity and may be based in any laboratory or Institution in India. The Professor is expected to visit smaller towns, universities for delivering lectures, holding seminars and interacting with students, teachers and researchers or for scientific collaboration.
  3. The Jubilee Professor is entitled to an honorarium of Rs 80,000/- per month in addition to local hospitality for the Jubilee Professor and spouse/companion.
  4. The Academy will provide one business class airfare from the place of residence to India and back or two economy class excursion fares if accompanied by spouse/companion.
  5. All travel expenses of the Jubilee Professor within India will be met by the Academy.

Occupants of the Chair

Prof. Ashok R. Venkitaraman Prof. Ashok R. Venkitaraman
July – August 2012
Ursula Zoellner Professor of Cancer Research at the University of Cambridge, UK
Director, Medical Research Council (MRC) Cancer Cell Unit, University of Cambridge, UK
Biosketch | Press Release | Itinerary | Jubilee Lecture | Jubilee Lecture (YouTube)

Prof. Nitash P. Balsara Prof. Nitash P. Balsara
November 2014
Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Faculty Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Biosketch | Itinerary | Report

Prof. Madhu Sudan Prof. Madhu Sudan
December 2015 - January 2016
Gordon Mckay Professor of Computer Science Harvard
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA
Biosketch | Report

Prof. Andrej Šali Prof. Andrej Šali
July 2017
Professor of Computational Biology in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences.
Biosketch | Jubilee Lecture | Lecture Videos on YouTube

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