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Indian Council of Philosophical Research, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, government of India announces the following awards. 1. Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award (in Philosophy) to one scholar who has submitted his/her dissertation to the University and has been awarded Ph. D. degree during the past one year. The award amounts to Rs.50,000/- and a citation. Heads of Department of Philosophy and Supervisors may nominate suitable names of scholars awarded Ph. D. during the past one year along with their biodata and a copy of the dissertation for consideration. 2. Young Philosopher Award. Eligibility: The scholar must be in the group not exceeding 35 years as on 31 March 2012. The scholars of the target age group may submit their bio-data along with 5 copies of their published work during the last 5 years. The award amounts to Rs.50,000/- and a citation. Heads of Department of Philosophy of Indian university/Institutions/Eminent Philosophers/Retired teachers of Philosophy in the country may also nominate suitable scholars for consideration of the award. 3. The Best Book of the Year in Philosophy Award. Eligibility: All books published in India in Hindi, Sanskrit or English during the last three years, not before 2009, in philosophy are eligible for consideration of the award. The books must be original works showing promise of mature philosophical thinking. Authors can submit their books (5 copies) to ICPR for evaluation and consideration. The award amounts to Rs.50,000/- and a citation./ Nominations are solicited from eminent philosophers, Heads of Department of Philosophy and retired teachers of philosophy in the country.

The applications/nominations may be submitted to undersigned positively by or before 20th April 2012 on the following address.

Dr. Mercy Helen Director (P&R) Indian Council of Philosophical Research Darshan Bhawan 36, Tughlakabad Institutional Area M.B. Road, Near Batra Hospital New Delhi- 110 062. Office Telephone No.29901537 Mobile: 9968098501 Email: