The “Melpadom Attumalil Georgekutty Awards” were instituted on 02 May 2000 by Melpadom Attumalil Mr. A. V. Jones alias Georgekutty, under an endowment named “Melpadom Attumalil Georgekutty Endowment,” which is entrusted with the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church.

The Merit Award is an esteemed philanthropic endeavour with a noble vision to honour illustrious personalities renowned both nationally and internationally in the fields of science, technology, medicine and peace, every year.

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MELPADOM ATTUMALIL A. V. JONES

Mr. A. V. Jones, who instituted the award, was born in Melpadom, a village in Alleppey District, Kerala State, India. After completing his education, he migrated to Singapore in the year 1953 and worked there in different capacities till 1994. Mr. Jones has always been interested in, promoting scientific and technical studies and was also helping bright children among weaker sections of society to continue their studies, particularly in the field of scientific research. He is a philanthropist and has set up apart a substantial portion of his savings towards these charitable purposes. The purposes of setting up the endowment were the following:

Merit Award: Grant of awards to worthy individuals who have achieved unique and outstanding success and made significant contributions in the field of Medicine, Science, Technical Sciences, Science and Technology, and Peace, irrespective of caste, creed, sex, or colour. The Merit Award consists of Rupees One lakh (Rs. 1,00.000/-) and a Citation.

Young Scientist Award & Scholarships: Grant Awards to Young Scientists who have achieved unique and outstanding success and made significant contributions in the field of Medicine, Science, Technical Sciences, Science and Technology, and also Scholarships to deserving students, irrespective of caste, creed, sex, or colour. The Young Scientist Award consists of Rupees Fifty Thousand (Rs. 50000/-) and a Citation.

Philanthropic Purpose: Grant donations and contributions for Philanthropic Purposes.

Melpadom Attumalil Georgekutty Merit Award

The Melpadom Attumalil Georgekutty Merit Awards were given to the following individuals:

S.No. Year Name of Recipient Field of Excellence
1 08 Nov 2003

Dr M. S. Valiathan

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Heart Surgeon; Padma Bhushan
2 08 Nov 2004

Dr G. Madhavan Nair

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Space Commission Chairman; Padma Bhushan
3 03 Feb 2006

Dr M. S. Swaminathan

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Father of Green Revolution; Chairman – National Commission on Farmers; Padma Vibhushan
4 26 Jan 2007

Dr George Joseph

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Director- Center for Space Science & Technology, Dehradun; Padma Bhushan
5 18 Oct 2008

Dr Varghese Kurien

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Father of White Revolution; Padma Vibhushan
6 29 Nov 2010

Dr E. Sreedharan

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“Metro Man” of India; Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan
7 22 Dec 2011

Dr P. K. Warrier

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Managing Trustee, Aryavaidyasala, Kottakkal, Kerala; Padma Bhushan
8 22 Dec 2011

Dr Mammen Chandy

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Director of Tata Medical Centre Kolkata; Padma Shri
9 18 Feb 2013

Dr K. N. Ninan Kovoor

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Deputy Director VSSC, Trivandrum
10 01 Feb 2014

Dr K. Radhakrishnan

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ISRO Chairman, Padma Bhushan
11 28 Feb 2015

Dr Paul Sebastian

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Director, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum
12 26 Nov 2016

Dr Devi Prasad Shetty

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Chairman and Founder of Narayana Hrudayalaya; Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan
13 30 Apr 2018

Dr K. A. Abraham

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Cardiologist; Padma Shri
14 07 Feb 2019

Dr V. S. Arunachalam

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Former Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister of India; Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan
15 10 Sep 2022

Dr K. Sivan

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Former Chairman, ISRO;

Melpadom Attumalil Young Scientist Award

The Melpadom Attumalil Georgekutty Young Scientist Awards were given to the following individuals:

 

S.No. Year Name of Recipient Field of Excellence
1 22 Dec 2011 Dr Samuel Varghese Project Manager, NeST Research and Development Centre, Cochin
2 22 Dec 2011 Dr George Ninan Outstanding Senior Scientist, CIFT, Cochin
3 18 Feb 2013 Dr Nibu A. George Cochin University of Science and Technology
4 18 Feb 2013 Dr Rijo Jacob Thomas IIT Kharagpur
5 01 Feb 2014 Dr Jobin Cyriac Asso. Prof., Dept. of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
6 01 Feb 2014 Dr M. Joseph John Asso. Prof. and Head, Clinical Haematology, Haemato-oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant unit, CMC Ludhiana
7 28 Jan 2015 Dr Sumod Mathew Koshy Asso. Prof, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
8 28 Jan 2015 Dr Shilly Elizebeth David Guest Scientist at Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology, Germany
9 26 NOV 2016 Dr Dharmendra K. Maurya Scientific Officer, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
10 26 NOV 2016 Dr Abdus Samad Asso. Prof., Dept. of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras
11 30 Apr 2018 Dr Cyriac Abby Philips Hepatology & Liver Transplant, Kochi
12 30 Apr 2018 Dr Vikram Vishal Asst. Prof., Dept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Mumbai
13 07 Feb 2019 Dr Senoy Thomas Asst. Prof., Dept of Physics, CUSAT, Kochi
14 07 Feb 2019 Dr R. Jayakrishnan Asst. Prof., Dept. of Physics, Christian College, Chengannur
15 10 Sep 2022 Dr Amit Mishra Asst Prof., Dept of Bioscience
and Bio Engineering, IIT
Jodhpur
16 10 Sep 2022 Dr M. Palanivelrajan Asst Prof., Dept. of Wildlife
Sciences, Madras Veterinary
College, Chennai
DR M. S. VALIATHAN – 08 NOV 2003
DR G. MADHAVAN NAIR – 08 NOV 2004
DR E. SREEDHARAN – 29 NOV 2010
DR P. K. WARRIER – 22 DEC 2011
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DR MAMMEN CHANDY – 22 DEC 2011
DR K. N. NINAN KOVOOR – 18 FEB 2013
DR K. RADHAKRISHNAN – 01 FEB 2014
DR PAUL SEBASTIAN – 28 FEB 2015
DR DEVI PRASAD SHETTY – 26 NOV 2016
DR K. A. ABRAHAM – 30 APRIL 2018
DR V. S. ARUNACHALAM – 07 FEB 2019
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DR K. SIVAN – 10 SEP 2022
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