Prof. Rajadurai Chandrasekar, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), the oldest Science Academy of India, established in the year 1930 by a group of world-famous scientists led by Prof. Meghnad Saha (the Founder President).


Prof. Rajadurai Chandrasekar

The National Academy of Sciences, India is one of three National Science Academies, financially supported by the DST, New Delhi; and is also recognized as S. I. R. O. by the DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, GoI. The Academy (NASI) has established many fruitful collaborations with the scientific bodies of national & international repute to pursue its research activities as per its mandate- ‘Science & Society’; and it consists of a large base of the Fellowship & Membership (total more than 3700), spread all across the country. NASI has 22 Local Chapters, 22 Tribal Centres and 25 DNA Clubs established during the last 2-3 decades, engaged in several scientific activities, representing different regions of the country.

Fellows of the NASI, are entitled to the following privileges –

(a) to attend and to vote at all General Body Meetings;

(b) to propose and second motions at the General Body Meetings;

(c) to receive, gratis, one copy of the Proceedings (Section A and/or B), and of such other publications of the Academy as the Council may determine;

(d) to have access to the Library of the Academy;

(e) to present scientific papers and participate in the scientific meetings of the Academy, as per the norms;

(f) The Fellows may propose names for Fellowship and Membership and would be eligible for election as Officers of the Academy and Members of the Council.  All Fellows duly admitted to the Academy would be entitled to write the letters FNASc after their names.