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  • 19 April, 2023

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Malcolm Adiseshiah Award

Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2023

  • A distinguished economist with both national and international praise, Utsa Patnaik, has been chosen to receive the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award in 2023.

Regarding the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award

  • One of the India's most esteemed national prizes, it acknowledges and recognises the exceptional contributions made by the social scientists to the field of development studies.
  • The Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust established it in the year 2000.

  • An excellent social scientist is chosen every year from a nominations by a specially assembled national jury to receive the prize. An award and Rs. 2 lakh in prize money are included with the honour.
  • The Malcolm Adiseshiah award for outstanding achievements to development studies comes with an award and a monetary prize of Rs. 1 lakh.
  • Indian economist and the educator Malcolm Sathiyanathan Adiseshiah (1910–1994) focused on economic development. He received the Padma Bhushan in the year 1976.

Indian recipients in the past

  • Professors Bina Agarwal (in 2002), Jandhyala B. G. Tilak (in 2003), Dipankar Gupta (in 2004), Dr. Amita Baviskar (associate professor) (in 2005), and Prabhat Patnaik (economic and political analyst) (in 2022) have all been in the field of education.

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