Awards and Honours

TERI has received various awards and recognitions both at the Indian and International level for its work in the field of sustainable development. These recognitions continuously encourage and motivate TERI to meet its vision of a sustainable future.

 

Awards in 2014

Dr R K Pachauri Awarded 'Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy'
Dr R K Pachauri Awarded 'Knight of...
Dr R K Pachauri has been conferred the honour of 'Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy' by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano. The 'Star of Italy' is an honour awarded to the foreign...

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Eminent Global Scholar in Sustainability Award
Eminent Global Scholar in...
Conferred the first 'Eminent Global Scholar in Sustainability Award' by Patel College of Global Sustainability, Tampa, Forida on April 24, 2014 in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in...

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Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)
Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)
Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) was conferred on Dr Pachauri by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, on 27 March 2014.
Honoris Causa Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)
Honoris Causa Degree of Doctor of...
Doctor of Science (DSc) degree (Honoris Causa) was conferred on Dr Pachauri by Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India, on 19 March 2014.

Awards in 2013

Premio Pico Della Mirandola
Premio Pico Della Mirandola
Conferred the Premio Pico Della Mirandola by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Di Mirandola on July 4, 2013.
For The Sake of Honour Award
For The Sake of Honour Award
Conferred the For The Sake of Honour Award by Rotary Club of Madras East on 23rd January, 2013.

Awards in 2012

Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle
Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle
Conferred the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle by President Felipe Calderon during the G20 Summit in Los Cabos on 16 June 2012.The award was presented to Dr Pachauri during the closing ceremony of...

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Green Crusader
Green Crusader
Conferred the 'Green Crusader' award by the International Advertising Association on 3 March, 2012, Mumbai.
UEF Honorary Professor
UEF Honorary Professor
The University of Eastern Finland appointed Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri as the first UEF Honorary Professor.

Awards in 2011

Doctor of Sciences, Honoris Causa
Doctor of Sciences, Honoris Causa
Dr Pachauri was conferred the Doctor of Sciences, Honoris Causa, by the North Carolina State University on 17 December 2011.
2010 Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr R K Pachauri was conferred 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award by East-West Center and the East-West Center Association. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments, including significant contributions to the promotion of better relations and understanding among the countries of East and West through activities of cultural and technical interchange; significant achievement in one’s career, and continuing support for the goals of the Center.
Commander of the Order of Leopold II
Commander of the Order of Leopold...
The Award of the "Commander of the Order of Leopold II" has been bestowed by His Majesty the King of the Belgians to Dr R K Pachauri. The order is awarded for meritorious service to the Sovereign of...

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Order of the Rising Sun
Order of the Rising Sun
Japan's Ambassador Hideaki Domichi presented the award "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star" to Dr R K Pachauri on behalf of His Majesty Akihito, the Emperor of Japan, in recognition of his...

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Awards in 2010

U Thant Award
Dr R K Pachauri was awarded U Thant Award by The U Thant Institute, Inc., Connecticut. The mission of the U Thant Institute is to advance peace by supporting educational programs related to conflict prevention, poverty alleviation and public health. It was founded to further the goals of U Thant.
The MEDays Award 2010 for Environment and Sustainable Development
The MEDays Award 2010 for...
Conferred 'The MEDays Award - 2010 for Environment and Sustainable Development' by the Amadeus Institute, Rabat, Morocco, 10 November 2010.
Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
Commander of the Order of the...
Dr R K Pachauri was conferred with Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland by H.E. Mr Matti Vanhanen, the Prime Minister of Finland on 4th February 2010 in recognition of his decades long...

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Awards in 2009

GQ Global Indian of the Year Award 2009
GQ Global Indian of the Year Award...
Conferred the 'GQ Global Indian of the Year Award 2009', the first such awards instituted in India by the GQ magazine for inspirational Indian personalities.

Awards in 2008

IIFA Global Leadership Award
IIFA Global Leadership Award
Amitabh Bachchan, the brand ambassador of the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy), honoured Dr Pachauri for his leadership in the global movement to combat climate change. Dr R K Pachauri was...

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2008 Climate Protection Award
Dr R K Pachauri conferred '2008 Climate Protection Award' to recognize exceptional leadership, outstanding innovation, personal dedication, and technical achievements in protecting the Earth's climate.
Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
Dr R K Pachauri Conferred the 'Padma Vibhushan', the second highest civilian award, for his services in the field of science and engineering in 2008 by the President of India.

Awards in 2007

Award for Outstanding...
Dr R K Pachauri was awarded with 'Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession of Energy Economics and to its Literature'. This is awarded to an individual for outstanding contributions and distinguished service to the Association. This award is granted periodically as appropriate.
Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2007 was awarded to the IPCC under the Chairmanship of Dr R K Pachauri and former U.S Vice President Al Gore.

Awards in 2006

Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary
Dr R K Pachauri, was awarded with the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award for his contributions and achievements in the development of Science and Technology in India – specifically in energy, environment, and technology, at the 93rd Indian Science Congress. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh presented the award at the inaugural session of the Congress in Hyderabad on 3 January 2006.
Officier de la Legion d' Honneur
Officier de la Legion d' Honneur
Dr R K Pachauri received the prestigious award of "Officier de La Legion d'Honneur" - 2006, from the French Ambassador, Mr Dominique Girard, in New Delhi. This honor is conferred upon him in...

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Awards in 2001

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, was awarded the 'Padma Bhushan' to acknowledge his immense contributions in the field of environment in January 2001.

Awards in 2016

Dr Vibha Dhawan conferred the Women Leadership Award 2016
Dr Vibha Dhawan conferred the Women Leadership Award 2016

Dr Vibha Dhawan has been conferred the Women Leadership Award by The Indian Council of Food & Agriculture at the The Global Agriculture Leadership Awards 2016 held on September 8, 2016, at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi.

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Dr Mathur Awarded 'Knight of the National Order of Merit'
Dr Mathur Awarded 'Knight of the National Order of Merit'

​On 19th April 2016, Dr Ajay Mathur was conferred with the Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit) by H.E. the French Ambassador to India, Mr François Richier, on behalf of the President of the French...

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Awards in 2015

TERI Wins the Golden Beaver Award
TERI Wins the Golden Beaver Award

Redemption - A REDD+ story from India, a film produced by the Film and Television Unit, TERI won the Golden Beaver Award in 5th National Science Film Festival, held during 4-8 February, organized by Vigyan Prasar, which functions under the...

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Awards in 2014

Dr R K Pachauri Awarded 'Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy'
Dr R K Pachauri Awarded 'Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy'

Dr R K Pachauri has been conferred the honour of 'Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy' by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano. The 'Star of Italy' is an honour awarded to the foreign citizens or Italian expatriates who have achieved...

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Award to TERI Film at Woodpecker Film Festival
Award to TERI Film at Woodpecker Film Festival

Tales of Gorakhpur, a film produced by the Film and Television Unit, TERI won the best film award in the Environment category of the Woodpecker Film Festival, held in New Delhi on December 13, 2014.

Tales of Gorakhpur weaves the story of a...

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Manthan Awards 2014 Recognize Climate Credit Pilot Project (C2P2)
Manthan Awards 2014 Recognize Climate Credit Pilot Project (C2P2)

TERI, as part of Project Surya, participated in Manthan Awards 2014 to showcase its ICT-based research project-Climate Credit Pilot Project (C2P2). Around 400 nominations were received this year. Of 67 projects thus selected by the grand jury, C2P2...

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Deakin University awards TERI
Deakin University awards TERI

On November 4, 2014, Deakin University celebrated its 20th anniversary in India at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi. Many eminent personalities were present during the event, including His Excellency Mr Patrick Suckling, Australian...

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TERI wins EDF Pulse Award
TERI wins EDF Pulse Award

TERI has won a global competition, which recognizes ingenious efforts towards providing access to electricity. The EDF Pulse Award was given in Paris by the Chairman of EDF Mr Henri Proglio on 30 April 2014. EDF Pulse works on projects,...

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Eminent Global Scholar in Sustainability Award
Eminent Global Scholar in Sustainability Award

Conferred the first 'Eminent Global Scholar in Sustainability Award' by Patel College of Global Sustainability, Tampa, Forida on April 24, 2014 in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in advancing the science and understanding of climate...

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Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)
Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)
Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) was conferred on Dr Pachauri by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, on 27 March 2014.
Honoris Causa Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)
Honoris Causa Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)
Doctor of Science (DSc) degree (Honoris Causa) was conferred on Dr Pachauri by Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India, on 19 March 2014.
Kumaon Vani wins I&B award for sustainable agriculture
Kumaon Vani wins I&B award for sustainable agriculture

The TERI-initiated community radio service, Kumaon Vani, has received an award from the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B). The award was presented at the recently-held National Community Radio Sammelan, an annual event organized...

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Award to TERI Films at CMS Vatavaran 2014
Award to TERI Films at CMS Vatavaran 2014

​TERI's film, The 'Flight' and 'Are we ready to dig in?' directed by Mr Saransh Sugandh have won an award each at the CMS Vatavaran 2014 on 2 February 2014. The film 'The Flight' picked up the Best Animation in the Indian Competition Section...

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Awards in 2013

TERI's Kumaon Vani receives the Manthan Award 2013
TERI's Kumaon Vani receives the Manthan Award 2013

Kumaon Vani received the Manthan Award 2013 under the 'Community Broadcasting' category for enabling growth and development of the Kumaon region. The award was given in the presence of Mr Salman Khurshid. Mr Mohan Singh Karki (Station Manager) and...

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Premio Pico Della Mirandola
Premio Pico Della Mirandola
Conferred the Premio Pico Della Mirandola by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Di Mirandola on July 4, 2013.
For The Sake of Honour Award
For The Sake of Honour Award
Conferred the For The Sake of Honour Award by Rotary Club of Madras East on 23rd January, 2013.
TERI wins PMI Awards 2013
TERI wins PMI Awards 2013
TERI wins the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project of Year (2013) award in the NGO category. The award specifically recognized TERI's work and contribution to society under 'Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL)' initiative.

Awards in 2012

Project SEARCH wins the Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2012
Project SEARCH wins the Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2012

Project SEARCH wins the Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2012. The Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation, established by the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, and coordinated by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific...

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TERI bags second prize at the Graphical System Design Achievement Awards 2012
TERI bags second prize at the Graphical System Design Achievement...

TERI won the second prize under the ‘Research’ category in the Graphical System Design Achievement Awards (GSDAA) 2012, organized by National Instruments (NI). This award recognizes the most interesting applications using NI products in the...

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TERI Press bags two awards for excellence in publishing
TERI Press bags two awards for excellence in publishing

TERI Press bagged two awards at the ‘Annual Awards for Excellence in Book Production’ presented by the Federation of Indian Publishers, at a ceremony held on the sidelines of the Delhi Book Fair on 7 September 2012.
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Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle
Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle

Conferred the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle by President Felipe Calderon during the G20 Summit in Los Cabos on 16 June 2012.The award was presented to Dr Pachauri during the closing ceremony of the seminar 'Innovative Thinking for Global...

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Green Crusader
Green Crusader
Conferred the 'Green Crusader' award by the International Advertising Association on 3 March, 2012, Mumbai.
DFA Distinguished Service Award 2012
DFA Distinguished Service Award 2012
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippines, conferred the Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) to HE Mr Manuel A J Teehankee, Former Ambassador of the Philippines to the WTO on 24 February 2012.
UEF Honorary Professor
UEF Honorary Professor
The University of Eastern Finland appointed Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri as the first UEF Honorary Professor.

Awards in 2011

Doctor of Sciences, Honoris Causa
Doctor of Sciences, Honoris Causa
Dr Pachauri was conferred the Doctor of Sciences, Honoris Causa, by the North Carolina State University on 17 December 2011.
TERI film receives 'Jury Special Mention' award at Vatavaran film festival
TERI film receives 'Jury Special Mention' award at Vatavaran film...

The sixth CMS Vatavaran film festival, held from 6 December to 10 December 2011, showcased path-breaking films on biodiversity, climate change and sustainable technologies, environmental conservation, water for all, films for children, animation and...

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Construction Woman of the year
Construction Woman of the year
Ms Mili Majumdar, Director - Sustainable Habitat Division was conferred the Construction Woman of the year 2011 by Construction World Magazine.
'OSIRIS' prize
'OSIRIS' prize

First Period: A Film on Green Schools was awarded the Osiris prize at the Agrofilm Festival in October 2011, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Slovak Republic, under the auspices of the UN Food and Agriculture...

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Most powerful women in Indian business
Most powerful women in Indian business
Dr Leena Srivastava ranks among the most powerful women in Indian business 2011 by Business Today.
Annual Awards for Excellence in Publishing
Annual Awards for Excellence in Publishing
TERI Press was one of the Awardees for Excellence in Book Production by Federation of Indian Publishers.
2010 Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr R K Pachauri was conferred 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award by East-West Center and the East-West Center Association. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments, including significant contributions to the promotion of better relations and understanding among the countries of East and West through activities of cultural and technical interchange; significant achievement in one’s career, and continuing support for the goals of the Center.
Commander of the Order of Leopold II
Commander of the Order of Leopold II
The Award of the "Commander of the Order of Leopold II" has been bestowed by His Majesty the King of the Belgians to Dr R K Pachauri. The order is awarded for meritorious service to the Sovereign of Belgium and for long civilian service.
Order of the Rising Sun
Order of the Rising Sun

Japan's Ambassador Hideaki Domichi presented the award "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star" to Dr R K Pachauri on behalf of His Majesty Akihito, the Emperor of Japan, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to raising awareness in...

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LaBL wins CXO award
LaBL wins CXO award

TERI won the 'Best IT initiative for a social cause' for its Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) initiative at the CXO awards held on 19 December 2011 in Mumbai. The CXO awards are aimed at appreciating the efforts of business leaders, who have helped...

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TERI's LaBL initiative shortlisted under Times of India Social Impact Awards 2011
TERI's LaBL initiative shortlisted under Times of India Social Impact...

The Times of India Social Impact Awards 2011 shortlisted TERI's Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) initiative among 21 other entries under the 'Environment' category. The Times of India Social Awards were initiated to encourage and honour the efforts...

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Awards in 2010

TerraGreen and Dealing with Climate Change win first prizes
TerraGreen and Dealing with Climate Change win first prizes

TERI's flagship magazine, TerraGreen and reference book, Dealing with Climate Change: setting a global agenda for mitigation and adaptation, edited by Dr R K Pachauri were awarded first prizes by the Federation of Indian Publishers for excellence in...

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Appointed as 'Professor and Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity'
Appointed as 'Professor and Prince Claus Chair in Development and...
Dr Atul Kumar, Fellow, Modeling & Economic Analysis Division appointed holder of the 'Professor and Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity' at Utrecht University.
Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award 2010
Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award 2010
Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award 2010 was Conferred to Dr Shantanu Ganguly Fellow, Library and Information Center Knowledge Management Division,TERI.
U Thant Award
Dr R K Pachauri was awarded U Thant Award by The U Thant Institute, Inc., Connecticut. The mission of the U Thant Institute is to advance peace by supporting educational programs related to conflict prevention, poverty alleviation and public health. It was founded to further the goals of U Thant.
'Innovation For India Awards' for Greening of Malara: Solid Waste Dump Site
'Innovation For India Awards' for Greening of Malara: Solid Waste...

Dr Alok Adholeya, Director, Biotech & Bioresources Division, received the highly - prestigious Innovation For India 2010 award presented by the Marico Innovation Foundation. Dr Adholeya and TERI were honoured by the IMF for their project, The...

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The MEDays Award 2010 for Environment and Sustainable Development
The MEDays Award 2010 for Environment and Sustainable Development
Conferred 'The MEDays Award - 2010 for Environment and Sustainable Development' by the Amadeus Institute, Rabat, Morocco, 10 November 2010.
Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland

Dr R K Pachauri was conferred with Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland by H.E. Mr Matti Vanhanen, the Prime Minister of Finland on 4th February 2010 in recognition of his decades long dedicated work in promoting international...

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Awards in 2009

GQ Global Indian of the Year Award 2009
GQ Global Indian of the Year Award 2009
Conferred the 'GQ Global Indian of the Year Award 2009', the first such awards instituted in India by the GQ magazine for inspirational Indian personalities.
Tata Innovation Fellowship Award
Dr Banwari Lal, Director, Environmental & Industrial Biotechnology Division was awarded the 'Tata Innovation Fellowship Award 2009-10' by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Awards in 2008

IIFA Global Leadership Award
IIFA Global Leadership Award

Amitabh Bachchan, the brand ambassador of the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy), honoured Dr Pachauri for his leadership in the global movement to combat climate change. Dr R K Pachauri was presented with the IIFA Global Leadership Award at...

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2008 Climate Protection Award
Dr R K Pachauri conferred '2008 Climate Protection Award' to recognize exceptional leadership, outstanding innovation, personal dedication, and technical achievements in protecting the Earth's climate.
Biotech Product & Process Development for Commercialization Award 2008
Biotech Product & Process Development for Commercialization Award...
'Biotech Product & Process Development for Commercialization Award 2002' was awarded to Dr Banwari Lal, Director, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology Division, by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi.
Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des...
Dr Leena Srivastava, Executive Director Operations, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has been appointed Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques) by the Prime Minister of the French Republic. The Knighthood has been conferred on Dr Srivastava for her immense contributions to the field of environment, sustainable development, and her persistent contribution towards academics and scientific research at TERI University as Dean, Academics.
Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
Dr R K Pachauri Conferred the 'Padma Vibhushan', the second highest civilian award, for his services in the field of science and engineering in 2008 by the President of India.

Awards in 2007

Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession of Energy...
Dr R K Pachauri was awarded with 'Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession of Energy Economics and to its Literature'. This is awarded to an individual for outstanding contributions and distinguished service to the Association. This award is granted periodically as appropriate.
Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2007 was awarded to the IPCC under the Chairmanship of Dr R K Pachauri and former U.S Vice President Al Gore.

Awards in 2006

Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary
Dr R K Pachauri, was awarded with the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award for his contributions and achievements in the development of Science and Technology in India – specifically in energy, environment, and technology, at the 93rd Indian Science Congress. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh presented the award at the inaugural session of the Congress in Hyderabad on 3 January 2006.
Officier de la Legion d' Honneur
Officier de la Legion d' Honneur

Dr R K Pachauri received the prestigious award of "Officier de La Legion d'Honneur" - 2006, from the French Ambassador, Mr Dominique Girard, in New Delhi. This honor is conferred upon him in recognition of his commitment to the causes of...

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Awards in 2005

National Research Development Corporation Award
National Research Development Corporation Award
Dr Banwari Lal, Director, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology Division, was awarded the 'National Research Development Corporation Award 2005' for the invention Oilzapper eliminates crude oil spills, manage oily sludge.

Awards in 2004

Biotech Product & Process Development and Commercialization Award,...
Dr Alok Adholeya, Director, Biotechnology and Management of Bioresources Division, was awarded by the prestigious 'Biotech Product & Process Development and Commercialization Award 2004' by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
National Bioscience Award for Career Development, 2004-05
National Bioscience Award for Career Development, 2004-05
Dr Banwari Lal, Director, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology Division, won the 'National Bioscience Award for Career Development 2004-05' by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Awards in 2002

Best Documentary Award
TERI's documentary - Taj Mahal: Beyond a love story received the 'Best Documentary Award' in Czech republic film festival in 2002. This documentary also won Best Documentary Award - cries for justice category, in the Pennsylvania international film festival in 2002.
Biotech Product & Process Development for Commercialization Award
Biotech Product & Process Development for Commercialization Award
Dr Banwari Lal, Director, Environmental & Industrial Biotechnology Division was awarded the 'Biotech Product & Process Development for Commercialization Award' by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
Certificate of Excellence
'Certificate of Excellence' awarded to TERI for outstanding support and partnership provided to the Supporting Infrastructure Regulators Team for 2002.
Jawarharlal Nehru Memorial National Gold Medal Award 2002
'Jawarharlal Nehru Memorial National Gold Medal Award 2002' was awarded to Dr Banwari Lal, Director, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology Division, for excellence in Environmental Biotechnology Research by International Greenland Society, Hyderabad.
National Petroleum Management Programme Award 2002-2003
National Petroleum Management Programme Award 2002-2003
Dr Banwari Lal, Director, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology Division, was awarded the 'National Petroleum Management Programme Award 2002-2003' for Creativity and Innovation in R&D category.
NEERI Award 2002
Dr Banwari Lal, Director, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology Division, was awarded 'NEERI Award 2002', by Burhani Foundation, for innovation in environmentally sound technology for development of Oilzapper.

Awards in 2001

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, was awarded the 'Padma Bhushan' to acknowledge his immense contributions in the field of environment in January 2001.
All India Biotech Association Award 2001
All India Biotech Association Award 2001
Dr Banwari Lal, Director, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology Division, was awarded 'All India Biotech Association Award 2001' in recognition of achievement in promotion of Biotechnology in the area of Industrial Biotechnology.

Awards in 1997

UNEP-IFAD award
TERI's project, The Joint Participatory Forest Management Project, Haryana received the 'UNEP-IFAD' award was given for outstanding contributions in combating and controlling land degradation in dry lands in 1997-98.