Dr Pramod P Kale bags Aryabhata Award

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Bangalore, Apr 2 (UNI) Dr Pramod Kale, Director, Integrated Circuit and Information Technology Pvt Ltd, Pune, has bagged prestigious Aryabhata Award for development of astronautics in the country.

The award is instituted by Astronautical Society of India (ASI).

In the awards announced for the year 2006, Scientists from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have bagged as many as seven awards including 'Woman Scientist Award'.

Aryabhata Award carries a citation and cash Rs One Lakh, while each of the ASI Awards and Women Scientist Award carry a citation and cash Rs 25,000. Team Achievement Award carries a citation and Rs One lakh in cash, according to a release here by ASI.

Following is the List of awardees in different categories: Aryabhata Award 2006: Dr Pramod Kale, Director, Integrated Circuit and Information Technology Pvt Ltd., Pune.

ASI Awards: Rocket and Related Technologies: Mr T Sundarajan, IIT, Chennai.

Spacecraft and Related Technologies: Mr S S Rana of Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad.

Space Systems Management: Mr K Suryanarayana Sarma, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore.

Space Science and Applications: Dr V S Hegde, ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore.

ISRO-ASI Awards (Sponsored by ISRO) Rocket and Related Technologies: Mr John P Zachariah of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Spacecraft and Related Technologies: Mr C L Nagendra, Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems, Bangalore, Dr V K Lakshmeesha of ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore.

Women Scientist Award: Ms M Vanitha, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, Ms Jollydhar Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad.

Young Scientist Award: Mr Ayesha Sidhick, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Valiamala, Mr Prateek Bansal, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, Mr Pankaj Priyadarshi, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Mr Anoop Kumar Shukla, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.

Team Achievement Award: Dr A K Sharma, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore. ASI Gold Medal: Mr Sekar, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, Mr Sam K Zachariah, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Mr N Jeyan of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Valiamala, Mr K K Santhakumari, ISRO Inertial Systems Unit, Thiruvananthapuram, Mr K Veera Raghavulu, Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

The Awards would be presented at a function to be organised in the city shortly.

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