Kapudeep Karmarkar receives prestigious KVRSS award 2019

Mr. Kapudeep Karmarkar, Phd Student of Prof . Dipshikha Chakravortty, Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology,  is the winner fo this year’s prestigious KVRSS award for his project titled “Root mediated uptake of solmonella is different from Phyto Pathogen and association with colonization of  Edible organs”.


Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society was founded in 2001 by forming a corpus from the donations from friends and family of Dr. K.V.Rao.

The passion of Dr. K. V. Rao by taking part actively in promotion of young scientists has been instrumental in bringing about this Society. Dr. K. V. Rao Scientific Society was formed in 2001 with a view to promote scientific temper and thereby encourage school students and young scientists in their pursuit of scientific activities. The activities of the Society are coordinated by a committee comprising of colleagues of Dr.K.V. Rao and eminent scientists from various reputed scientific institutions.

The panels of judges at the various events of the Society include eminent scientists, teachers and educationists. The number of judges participating in the Society activities has also risen from 3 to about 30 annually and includes a few retired and highly experienced but mostly those in active service, teaching or research.

Eminent scientists at Director and Vice Chancellor positions have graced our annual events as guest speakers.

Research Awards

The Society’s activities started with this event in 2001. The event was earlier held only in AP and awards were given only in the field of Chemistry. Now it has been expanded to include other basic sciences of Physics, Biology and Mathematics.

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