The name of the award shall be the ‘Dr. Swarna Senthirajah Memorial Prize for Genetics and Plant Breeding.’

The award shall be made annually at the convocation, to the student who obtains the highest GPA, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, for courses in Genetics (BT 1003), Crop Improvement (BT 3007) and Plant Breeding Principles (BT 3068) (or equivalent courses as determined by the Department) offered by the Department of Plant Sciences.

The award shall be made on the recommendation of a committee comprising the Head / Department of Plant Sciences, and two other members of the grade of Senior Lecturer or above from the Department of Plant Sciences.

The award shall be made with 75% the annual interest obtained from the deposit, rounded off to the lower Rs. 50/-. The balance of interest shall be added to the capital.

If no student qualifies for the award in a particular year, the un-utilized money shall be added to the capital.

The award shall not be made to any student found guilty of misconduct.