No. Year Lectures delivered by
1 2019 Dr. M. SAnjappa
2 2020 Dr. R.R. Rao
3 2021 To be announced

Year President Vice President (Headquarters) Vice President (Outstation)
1991 K. S. Manilal M. M. Bhandari B. P. Choudhury
1992 K. S. Manilal M. M. Bhandari B. P. Choudhury
1993 K. S. Manilal M. M. Bhandari B. P. Choudhury
1994 Y. D. Tiagi K. S. Manilal R. S.Rao
1995 R. S.Rao K. S. Manilal Vacant
1996 V. N. Naik Vacant R. S.Rao
1997 S. K. Jain K. Unnikrishnan T. R. Sahu
1998 K. Thothathri K. Unnikrishnan T. R. Sahu
1999 C. Kameswara Rao K. Unnikrishnan T. R. Sahu
2000 M. P. Nayar M. Sivadasan M. H. Parabia
2001 N. P. Singh M. Sivadasan M. H. Parabia
2002 P. Pushpangadan M. Sivadasan M. H. Parabia
2003 N. P. Balakrishnan K. S. Manilal A. K. Pandey
2004 Manju Banerjee K. S. Manilal A. K. Pandey
2005 M. Sanjappa K. S. Manilal A. K. Pandey
2006 J. P. Kaushik K. S. Manilal M. Sanjappa
2007 K. V. Krishnamoorty K. S. Manilal M. Sanjappa
2008 P. K. Gupta K. S. Manilal M. Sanjappa
2009 A. P. Das K. S. Manilal T. R. Sahu
2010 A. K. Pandey K. S. Manilal T. R. Sahu
2011 T. R. Sahu K. S. Manilal Vacant
2012 A. K. Koul K. S. Manilal Vacant
2013 T. Pullaiah K. S. Manilal D. Narasimhan
2014 P. Y. Bhagaonkar K. S. Manilal D. Narasimhan
2015 K. G. Bhat K. S. Manilal M.K. Janarthanam
2016 S. R. Yadav K. S. Manilal M.K. Janarthanam
2017 S.V.S. Chauhan K. S. Manilal M.K. Janarthanam
2018 A. G. Pandurangan  K. S. Manilal S.R.Yadav
2019 Alka Chaturvedi K. S. Manilal S.R.Yadav
2020 Sasidharan N. K. S. Manilal S.R.Yadav


Secretaries and Treasurers

Year Secretary (Headquarters) Secretary (Outstation) Treasurer
1991 V.V. Sivarajan A. K. Pandey M. Sivadasan
1992 V.V. Sivarajan A. K. Pandey M. Sivadasan
1993 V.V. Sivarajan A. K. Pandey M. Sivadasan
1994 V.V. Sivarajan J. P. Kaushik M. Sivadasan
1995 V.V. Sivarajan J. P. Kaushik M. Sivadasan
1996 K. S. Manilal J. P. Kaushik Philip Mathew
1997 K. S. Manilal T. R. Sahu Philip Mathew
1998 K. S. Manilal T. R. Sahu Philip Mathew
1999 Philip Mathew T. R. Sahu A.K. Pradeep
2000 Philip Mathew R. R. Venkata Raju A.K. Pradeep
2001 Philip Mathew R. R. Venkata Raju A.K. Pradeep
2002 Philip Mathew R. R. Venkata Raju A.K. Pradeep
2003 M. Sivadasan T. R. Sahu M. Sabu
2004 M. Sivadasan T. R. Sahu M. Sabu
2005 M. Sivadasan T. R. Sahu M. Sabu
2006 M. Sivadasan M. K. Janarthanam M. Sabu
2007 M. Sivadasan M. K. Janarthanam M. Sabu
2008 M. Sivadasan M. K. Janarthanam M. Sabu
2009 M. Sabu A. K. Goel A.K. Pradeep
2010 M. Sabu A. K. Goel A.K. Pradeep
2011 M. Sabu A. K. Goel A.K. Pradeep
2012 M. Sabu S. R. Yadav A.K. Pradeep
2013 M. Sabu S. R. Yadav A.K. Pradeep
2014 M. Sabu S. R. Yadav A.K. Pradeep
2015 M. Sabu A.K. Pandey A.K. Pradeep
2016 M. Sabu A.K. Pandey A.K. Pradeep
2017 M. Sabu A.K. Pandey A.K. Pradeep
2018 M. Sabu D. Narasimhan A.K. Pradeep
2019 M. Sabu D. Narasimhan A.K. Pradeep
2020 Santhosh Nampy D. Narasimhan P. Sunojkumar


Councillors

1991 - 1993 

Dr. N. P. Balakrishnan (Coimbatore), Dr. L. L. Narayana (Hyderabad), Pof. M. D. Padhye (Nagpur), Dr. D. C. S. Raju (Howrah), Dr. T. R. Sahu (Sagar).


1994 - 1996

Dr. Nandadulal Paria (Kolkata), Dr. Rakesh Kumar Goel (Bodh Gaya), Dr. Rani Mangotra (Jammu), Dr. T. R. Sahu (Sagar), Dr. Sathish K. Agarwal (Delhi).
 
1997 - 1999
Dr. Ved Prakash (Lucknow), Dr. A. P. Das (Darjeeling), Dr. K. H. Makde (Nagpur), Dr. Vatsavaya S. Raju (Warangal), Dr. Nandadulal Paria (Kolkata).
 
2000 - 2002
Dr. K. G. Bhat (Udupi), Dr. Yogendra Kumar (Shillong), Dr. M. K. Janarthanam (Goa), Dr. T. R. Sahu (Sagar), Dr. Rakesh Kumar Goel (Bodh Gaya).
 
2003 - 2005
Dr. M. Brahmam (Bhubaneswar), Dr. N. Mohanan (Thiruvananthapuram), Dr. P. Rethy  (Arunachal  Pradesh), Dr. D. Narasimhan (Chennai), Dr. R. C. Srivastava (Allahabad).

2006 - 2008
Dr. N. P. Balakrishnan (Coimbatore), Dr. S. R. Yadav (Kolhapur), Dr. Philip Mathew (Kasaragode), Dr. A. K. Pandey (Bhagalpur), Dr. K. Radhakrishnan (Trivandrum).

2009 - 2011

Dr. Y. D. Tiagi, Dr. M. Sanjappa (Kolkatta), Dr. M. K. Janarthanam (Goa), Dr. D. Narasimhan (Chennai), Dr.V. N. Naik (Aurangabad), Dr. S. V. S. Chauhan (Agra), Dr. (Mrs.) Savithramma (Tirupati), Dr. R. R. Venkata Raju (Anantapur). 

2012-2014

Alka Chaturvedi, Nagpur, A.K. Goel, Lucknow, K.G. Bhat, Uduppi, V. Devipriya, Thiruvananthapuram, P. Laksminarasimhan,  Kolkata,  K.  Narayanan Nair, Lucknow, A.K. Pandey, New Delhi, Pushpa Patel, Khargone, V.S. Ramachandran, Coimbatore, B. Ravi  Prasad Rao, Anantapur, A.S. Reddey, N. Sasidharan, Thrissur.

2015-2017

R. Ansari, Calicut; C. Kunhikannan, Coimbatore; Mathew Dan, Thiruvananthapuram; D. Narasimhan, Chennai; A.G. Pandurangan; Thiruvananthapuram; S.V. Pradeep, Kottayam; V.P.Prasad, Kolkata; T. Pullaiah, Anantapuramu; P. Pushpangadhan, Thiruvananthapuram; T.R.Sahu, Sagar; M.M. Sardesai, Aurangabad.

2018-2020

Aravind S. Dhabe, Aurangabad; Avishek Bhattacharjee, Kolkata; V. Devipriya, Kozhikode; M.K. Janarthanam, Goa; P. Lakshminarasimhan, Pune; A.K. Pandey, New Delhi; P.V. Prasanna, Kolkata; P.E. Rajasekharan, Bengaluru; V.S. Ramachandran, Coimbatore; T. Senthilkumar, Tiruchirappalli; Vatsavaya S. Raju, Warangal; Veenapani Dubey, Bilaspur.

Dr. M. Sanjappa

No. Year Recipient
1 1996 Dr. V. J. Nair
2 1997 Prof. A. K. Pandey
1998 Prof. K. V. Krishnamurthy
4 1999 Prof. N. D. Paria
5 2000 Dr. M. Sanjappa
6 2001 Prof. A. P. Das
7 2002 Dr. K. Gopalakrishna Bhat
8 2003 Prof. S. R. Yadav
9 2004 Dr. N. Sasidharan
10  2005  Prof. M. K. Janarthanam
11  2006 Dr. C. Sathish Kumar
12  2007 Prof. Vatsavaya S. Raju
13  2008 Dr. A. K. Goel
14  2009 Dr. D. Narasimhan
15  2010 Dr. P. Lakshminarasimhan
16  2011 Dr. S. K. Srivasthava
17  2012 Prof. Alka Chaturvedi
18  2013 Dr. Paramjit Singh
19  2014 Prof. M. Sabu
20  2015 Dr. Pandurangan
21  2016 Dr. V.P. Prasad
22  2017 Prof. M.Sardesai
23  2018 Dr. A.K. Pradeep
24  2019 Dr. Sudhansu Sekhar Dash
25  2020 Dr. Ritesh Kumar Choudhary
26  2021 To be announced

Dr. V. J. Nair

Prof. A. K. Pandey

Prof. K. V. Krishnamurthy

Prof. N. D. Paria

Dr. M. Sanjappa

Prof. A. P. Das

Dr. K. Gopalakrishna Bhat

Prof. S. R. Yadav

Dr. N. Sasidharan

Prof. M. K. Janarthanam

Dr. C. Sathish Kumar

Prof. Vatsavaya S. Raju

Dr. A. K. Goel

Dr. D. Narasimhan

Dr. P. Lakshminarasimhan

Dr. S. K. Srivasthava

Prof. Alka Chaturvedi

Dr. Paramjit Singh

Prof. M. Sabu

Dr. Pandurangan

Dr. V.P. Prasad

Prof. M.Sardesai

Dr. A.K. Pradeep

Dr. Sudhansu Sekhar Dash

Dr. Ritesh Kumar Choudhary

 

No. Year Recipient
1 1996 Dr. Rolla S.Rao
2 1997 Prof. M. M. Bhandari
1998 Prof. K. S. Manilal
4 1999 Prof. T. R. Sahu
5 2000 Prof. V. N. Naik
6 2001 Prof. K. M. Makde
7 2002 Prof. T. Pullaiah
8 2003 Prof. Philip Mathew
9 2004 Prof. H. O. Saxena
10  2005  Prof. N. Ravi
11  2006 Dr.S. N.Yoganarasimhan
12  2007 Dr. N. P. Balakrishnan
13  2008 Dr. R. R. Rao
14  2009 Dr. T. S. Nair
15  2010 Dr. R. Ansari
16  2011 Prof.Mangaleswar Sharma
17  2012 Prof. G. H. Dar
18  2013 Prof. G. G. Maity
19  2014 Prof. Wadood Khan
20  2015 Prof. Kameswara Rao
21  2016 Not awarded
22  2017 Prof. Sobhan K. Mukherjee
23  2018 Prof. M. Sanjappa
24  2019 Prof. Vatsavaya S. Raju
25  2020 Prof. V.S. Ramachandran
26  2021 To be announced

 

SivarajanGoldMedal

Two Gold Medals are awarded every year to distinguished Life Members of the Association for his/her valuable contributions to the field of Angiosperm Taxonomy as well as in recognition of his/her efforts for the development of Angiosperm Taxonomy in India. The medals are instituted with the endowments received by the Association exclusively for this purpose. The expenditure towards the Gold Medals is met from the interest accrued on the endowment amount deposited in a bank under fixed deposit scheme.

The Secretary invites nominations along with bio-data of the nominees for each medal from the members of the Executive Council. The nominations would be placed at the meeting of the Executive Council for scrutiny and the name of the eligible nominee for each medal is recommended for the award. The names of the so recommended shall be announced and approved at the meeting of the Annual General Body held during the Annual Conference of the Association, and the medals shall be awarded during the next Annual Conference. The medals are awarded usually at the inaugural day of the Annual Conference and the recipients after receiving the medals deliver special medal lecture.

1. Professor Y.D. Tiagi Gold Medal

Professor Y.D. Tiagi Gold Medal was instituted in the year 1995 with the endowment Rs. 20,000/- by the Y.D. Tiagi Felicitation Committee on his retirement as Professor and Head of the Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan. This medal is awarded to a distinguished senior Indian Life Member of the Association especially in recognition of his life-term contribution in the field of Angiosperm Taxonomy, and for strengthening the discipline of Angiosperm Taxonomy in India.

List of Awardees

2. Professor V.V.Sivarajan Gold Medal

Professor V.V. Sivarajan Gold Medal was established in 1996 with the endowment of Rs. 40,000/- donated by the V.V. Sivarajan Endowment Committee to commemorate Professor V.V. Sivarajan who has made valuable contributions. to the field of Angiosperm Taxonomy in India. He met with sudden demise on 18th December, 1995 while he was in the Calicut University service. He was the founder Secretary of the Association and the first Executive Editor of Rheedea, the official journal of the Association. An additional amount of Rs. 5,000 was also donated to meet the expenditure for giving away the award from 1996 itself. Usually this medal is awarded to those who are in active service and engaged in research in Angiosperm Taxonomy.

List of Awardees

3. Professor Chavali Kameswara Rao Annual Endowment Lecture

Professor Chavali Kameswara Rao Annual Endowment Lecture was instituted in 2019 from an endowment of Rs. 1,75000/- received from his students. The lecture is to be delivered by a leading Indian or foreign scientist every year, during the annual Conference of the IAAT. It carries a suitable honorarium and travel. Professor Chavali Kameswara Rao has over 50 years of academic experience in botanical science particularly phyto-chemistry, plant diversity, database of medicinal plants and computer applications in plant systematics. He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Botany and Sericulture at the Bangalore University. He was also the President of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy in 1999.

List of Lectures delivered


AWARD OF CERTIFICATES OF MERIT AND CASH PRIZES

The following Awards have been instituted by the Association with the objective of encouraging young workers in the field of Angiosperm Taxonomy. The awards are given every year for the best papers presented on various aspects at the seminar accompanying the Annual Conference. An amount of Rs. 5,000/- for each award has been accepted from the proposer of the award and the amount would be deposited under fixed deposit scheme in a bank. The winner of each award shall be given a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 250/- out of the interest accrued on the deposit.

There shall be separate sessions for the competitions for various awards and the papers for competitions should be separately marked while sending to the Organizing Secretary of the Seminar with proof of age from the head of the institution of the contestant. Minimum number of contestants for each award shall be three and in the absence of the minimum number, no competition shall be held and no awards given. The presentation of the papers shall be adjudged by a Committee constituted exclusively for the purpose.

The winners of the best presentations shall be given awards at the valedictory function of the Annual Conference. A person who has won a particular award shall not be eligible to contest in the competition for the same award in future. However he/she shall compete for other awards instituted by the Association.

1. Prof. R. S. Rao Award

This award is instituted in 1996 with the donation made by Prof. R. S. Rao for the best paper in Biodiversity Conservation (Angiosperms).

2. Prof. K. S. Manilal Award

This award is instituted in 1997 with the donation made by Prof. K. S. Manilal for the best paper in Floristics (including description of new species and new distributional reports).

3. Prof. T. R. Sahu Award

This award is instituted in 1997 with the donation made by Prof. T. R. Sahu for the best paper in Medicinal Plants Systematics.

4. Prof. S. R. Yadav Award

This award is instituted in 1998 with the donation made by Prof. S. R. Yadav for the best paper poster presentation.

5. Fr. Antony Mukkath - K. S. Manilal Award

This award is instituted in 2004 with the donation made by Prof. K. S. Manilal for the best paper in Modern Techniques in Plant Taxonomy.

6. Prof. M. Sabu Award

This award was instituted in 2006 with the donation made by Prof. M. Sabu for the best paper in Angiosperm Taxonomy presented exclusively by teachers and scientists. The upper age-limit for participation in the competitions for all the above awards except the 6th is 40 years as on 1st January of the year of competition. The upper age limit for the award is 45 years.

 

  • The cultivation and promotion of the science of Angiosperm taxonomy in all its aspects;
  • To provide a common forum for Angiospermtaxonomists in India for purposeful exchange of ideas;
  • To organize meetings and hold discussions periodically on scientific and academic matters;
  • To encourage collaborative work among Indian taxonomists;
  • To provide a link between Indian Angiosperm taxonomists and their counterparts abroad;
  • To secure and manage funds and endowments for the promotion of the science of Angiosperm taxonomy;
  • To publish journals; proceedings, transactions and such other works as may be considered desirable;
  • To do and perform all other acts, matters and things that may assist in the fulfillment of the above mentioned objectives of the Association
  • The benefit of the Association shall be open to all irrespective of the Caste, Religion, Sex etc.
  • To take up charitable activities like Scholarship / Fellowship to poor Students / Research Scholars

Membership

Membership of the Association shall be open to all those who are interested in Angiosperm Taxonomy. There shall be the following four categories of Memberships:

  1. Patron
  2. Honorary Member*
  3. Life Member
  4. Ordinary Member
  5. Student Member.

*(Honorary Members shall be eminent Angiosperm Taxonomists whose technical co-operation would promote the interests of the Association, and nominated by the Executive Council, provided total number of such Honorary Members shall not exceed FIVE at any given time).

The subscriptions for the various categories of memberships are as under:

  1. Patron: Rs. 25,000/- in India or US $ 7000/- or equivalent for other countries.
  2. Honorary Member: No subscription.
  3. Life Member: Rs. 8,000/- in India or US $ 500/- or equivalent for other countries, to be paid within one calendar year.
  4. Ordinary Member: Rs.1,000/- in India or US $ 50/- or equivalent in other countries per year. Subscription for Ordinary membership shall fall due on 1st January of that year.
  5. Student member: Rs. 500/-

Journal and other publications

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The Association will publish a research journal-Rheedea containing research papers, reviews and other articles of general interest pertaining to any aspect of Angiosperm taxonomy. Excepting invited articles, contributions to the journal shall be restricted to members of the Association only. Members (except the Student Members) Institutions/Organizations can subscribe to the journal with a payment of Rs. 3000/- in India or US $ 500/- or equivalent in other countries per year. Life Subscription (for 15 years) can be made by payment of Rs. 25,000/- and US $ 500/- by Indian and Foreign Institutions respectively. 

The Association may also take up the publication of proceedings, transactions and such other works, for the fulfillment of the objectives of the Association.

 

 

Join as a member of IAAT: write to:

Prof. Santhosh Nampy,

Secretary,

Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy,

Department of Botany,

Calicut University,

PIN: 673635, INDIA

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Dr. P. Sunoj Kumar,

Treasurer,

Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy,

Department of Botany,

Calicut University,

PIN: 673635, INDIA

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Membership rates
 
India
Foreign

Life member

Rs. 8000/- USD 1000/-
Ordinary member Rs. 1000/- USD 100/-

Demand Draft may be drawn on State Bank of India, Calicut University (Code No. 70200) in favour of The Treasurer, IAAT, Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Calicut University P.O. – 673 635, Kerala, India. Bank transfer to IAAT account can also be done: SB A/c. No.: 67061057674, IFSC Code: SBIN0070200, SWIFT Code: SBININBB392, MICR Code: 673002912, State Bank of India, Calicut University (Branch Code: 70200).

 

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  • a) Cultivate and promote the science of Angiosperm Taxonomy in India
  • b) Provide a common forum for Angiosperm taxonomists in India for purposeful exchange of ideas
  • c) Organise meetings and hold discussions periodically on scientific and academic matters,
  • d) Cultivate and promote the science of Angiosperm Taxonomy in India

Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) was established in the year 1990 under the Societies REGISTRATION Act XXI of 1860. Head Quarters of IAAT is located at Department of Botany, Calicut University, Calicut, Kerala, India.

'IAAT welcomes anyone who is interested in promoting angiosperm taxonomy'


 

Subcategories

 

XXVI Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy and International Seminar on Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Biodiversity

 

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