Guidelines for Selection of Associates of the Academy
  • Associateship Scheme is open to serving Young Scientists, upto age of 40 years, working in agriculture related disciplines in Research/Academic Systems in India.

  • A total of 12 Associates can be selected in a year. The Nominations for Associateship of the Academy are grouped into following eight scientific areas (sections):

Section No. of Associateship
Crop Sciences 2
Horticultural Sciences 1
Animal Sciences 2
Fisheries Sciences 1
Natural Resource Management Sciences 2
Plant Protection Sciences 2
Agricultural Engineering and Technology 1
Social Science 1
  • The identification of the Associates will be done by Sectional Committees. In case a candidate has been nominated for both Associateship and Young Scientist Award, the Committee will recommend the nominee only in one category in the particular year10. The recommendation of the Sectional Committee will be considered by the Conveners’ Group and approved by Executive Council. However, there will be no voting.

  • The criteria for election will be academic excellence based on scientific contributions as reflected by publications, products, processes and technologies etc.

  • The Associates will have the following privileges:

  1. To be present in all General Body Meetings
  2. To have personal access to the library of the Academy
  3. To take out books, plates, drawings, manuscripts, etc. from the library, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by the Academy
  4. To offer papers and communications to be read before the meetings of the Academy.
  5. To get all NAAS publications.
  6. To attend the Foundation Day programme by meeting the expenditure on their own. However, Academy will meet one time travel expenses and hospitality for attending Foundation Day programme and Annual General Body meeting at the conferment of the Associateship.

Submission of Nominations

The Academy initiated in 2023 the online submission of the Nomination Form and the same will be available in the Academy’s Nomination Portal from March 15, 2024 onwards.

I shall be grateful if you could kindly submit the duly completed nomination form available on Academy’s Portal for selection of Associates 2025 on or before 15th April 2024.

Nominations will be grouped under the following 8 sections:

  • Crop Sciences, covering Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Genetic Resources, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Physiology & Biochemistry, Seed Technology and Post-Harvest Technologies for all field crops
  • Horticultural Sciences, covering Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Genetic Resources, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Physiology & Biochemistry, Seed Technology and Post-Harvest Technologies  for all horticultural crops
  • Animal Sciences, covering Animal Genetics & Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, Animal Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Animal Production, Animal Reproduction, Animal Health, Animal Products Technology, Dairy Sciences and Poultry Sciences
  • Fisheries Sciences, covering Fish Genetics & Breeding, Fish Nutrition, Fish Pathology, Fish Biotechnology, Fish Biosystematics, Fish Processing &Technology, Fisheries Resource Management and Aquaculture
  • Natural Resource Management Sciences, covering Agricultural Meteorology, Agronomy, Environmental Science, Forestry, Agroforestry, Soil Science including Soil Microbiology, Water Management (other than Soil and Water Engineering) and Agricultural Physics
  • Plant Protection Sciences, covering Agricultural Chemicals, Agricultural Entomology, Plant Pathology, Nematology, Microbiology and Organic Chemistry
  • Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Farm Machinery & Power, Soil and Water Engineering, Agricultural Process Engineering, Value addition and Post-Harvest Technology, Food Technology, Textile Technology and Computer Application in Agriculture
  • Social Sciences, covering Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Statistics, Extension Education, Bioinformatics, and Community Science, including Food Science and Nutrition