NRDC wins two awards
NRDC, the technology transfer and commercialisation arm of the Ministry of Science & Technology hasgrabbed two awards on 29th Aug 2017.
i.The award ceremony was held in Stockholm, Sweden.
ii.NRDC has won the Assocham Services Excellence Award 2017 and its Chairman and Managing Director, H Purushotham an international recognition.
iii.NRDC also won the Assocham Services Excellence Awards 2017 in the area of Technology Transfer Services.
iv.The International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Sweden honoured Purushotham with the IAAM Medal 2017.
v.He has honoured for his outstanding R&D contributions in the Advanced Materials Science & Technology.
vi.The award was presented during the three-day European Advanced Materials Congress held from August 22-24.
vii.About 800 researchers and scientists representing 92 countries had assembled.
viii.NRDC has transferred IPs and technologies to about 5,000 SMEs ,start-ups and corporates.
National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) was established in 1953 by the Government of India.
Its primary objective to promote, develop and commercialise the technologies / know-how / inventions / patents / processes emanating from various national R&D institutions / Universities.
It is presently working under the administrative control of the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology.
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Best stunt choreography - Peter Hein (Pulimurugan)
Best Children’s Film - Dhanak (Hindi)
Best Film on social issue - Pink
Best Direction - Rajesh (Ventilator)
Best Actor - Akhay Kumar (Rustom)
Best Actress - Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu)
Best Supporting Actress - Zaira Wasim (Dangal)
Best Child Artist - Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children)
Best Male Playback Singer - Sundara Iyer (Joker)
Best Screenplay (original) - Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaram)
Best Screenplay (adapted) - Sanjay Krishnaji patel (Dashakriya)
Best Editing - Rameshwar Ventilator
Sound designer - Jayadevan (Kaadu Pookunna Neram)
Best production design - 24
Best Costume Designer - Sachin (Marathi film)
Best Environmental film including agriculture - The Tiger who crossed the line
Best Make-up Artist - MK Ramakrishna
Best Music Direction - Babu Padmanabha (Kannada Lama)
Special Mention - Kadvi Hawa Mukthi bhava (Hindi)
Special Jury award for Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol
Best feature films in regional languages
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Pelli Chupulu (Telugu)
Maheshinte Prathikaram (Malayalam)
Ke Sara Sara (Konkini)
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