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The The 32nd National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology  will be hosted by Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) during 07-10 November 2017 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 


Conference website : http://www.ipr.res.in/plasma-2017

Parvez Guzdar Award 2017


Applications are invited for Parvez Guzdar Award from Young Indian Scientists, below the age of 35 years (as on Jan.1, 2017), who have made significant research contributions in the field of plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion research. The Institute for Plasma Research operates this Award from a corpus fund contributed by family and friends of Dr. Parvez Guzdar, whose research contributions spanned a broad spectrum of topics in plasma physics ranging from fundamental studies of plasma instabilities to novel applications and interpretation of experimental phenomena in magnetic fusion devices, laser fusion, space and astrophysical plasmas and various nonlinear systems. The selected scientist will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 50000 and a citation during the Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI) National Symposium to be held at the Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar during November 7-10, 2017. The application should include Curriculum Vitae of the candidate and a complete list of publications and it should be sent to Prof. Abhijit Sen (email: senabhijit@gmail.com) before September 30, 2017.


Prof. P. K. Kaw Memorial Symposium


It is proposed to organize a symposium in the memory of Prof. P. K. Kaw on 6th November, 2017, a day before the PLASMA-2017 Symposium begins.


"Symposium in the memory of P. K. Kaw : His Legacy and the path ahead"


The list of invited speakers for this symposium will be announced soon. Please note that there will not be any contributory papers in this symposium.


Date: 6th Nov. 2017 (Monday)

Venue : IPR, Gandhinagar


Prof. P. K. Kaw obituary


SERB School on

"Plasma Devices: Science &  Technology"

Organized by CSIR-CEERI, Pilani

4-22 Dec, 2017

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 "SERB Interaction Meet on Thermal Plasmas in Advanced Materials Processing & Environmental Applications"

Organized by Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore

10-12 January, 2018

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Election to the PSSI Executive Council  (2017-19)

Returning Officers : Dr. Ravi A.V. Kumar and Dr. D. Raju, IPR, Gandhinagar

As you all must have known, the Plasma-2016 conference that was to be held at Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore had to be canceled due to the untimely demise of the TN Chief Minister Ms. J Jayalalithaa. Consequently, the GBM of PSSI could not be held, and the results of the election could not be declared. 


However, this year, for the first time, we had implemented voting by email in order that many more members could vote, and hence we have a total of 218 email votes that were cast by PSSI members within the deadline of 5:00pm, 20th Dec 2016. 


Since the PSSI constitution does not allow its  Executive Council to continue beyond a period of 27 months (24 + 3), and with the possibility of a GBM being conducted within the remaining 3 months being extremely remote, we, as the returning officers for this election, have decided to declare the results of the election based on the votes that have been received up to 5:00pm of 20th Dec 2016. 


Below are the results. On behalf of PSSI, we congratulate the new members and offer our gratitutde to the members of the past committee.




LM No.




Prabal K Chattopadhyay

IPR, Gandhinagar



Won by 82 votes

Vice President

Heremba Bailung

IASST, Guwahati



Elected unopposed

General Secretary

Chhaya K Chavda

IPR, Gandhinagar



Won by 92 votes


Supriya Nair

IPR, Gandhinagar



Elected unopposed

Councellor 1

Ashok Kumar Singh

Univ of Lucknow



Elected unopposed

Councellor 2

Punit Kumar

Univ of Lucknow



Elected unopposed

Councellor 3

Abhijit Majumdar

IIEST, Shibpur



Elected unopposed

Councellor 4

Ranjana Manchanda

IPR, Gandhinagar



Elected unopposed

Councellor 5

Brij K Shukla

IPR, Gandhinagar



Elected unopposed

Councellor 6

Raj Singh

IPR, Gandhinagar



Elected unopposed

Councellor 7

Rabindranath Pal

Ex-SINP, Kolkata



Past President


Dr. Daniel Raju / Dr. Ravi A V Kumar

Returning oficers, PSSI election 2016


Download the list of PSSI 2017-19 Executive members

Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies

Division of Plasma Physics (AAPPS-DPP)

India is now a member of AAPPS-DPP and members of PSSI wanting to join this group are requested to contact Secretary, PSSI at <india.pssi@gmail.com> for recommendation for membership to AAPPS-DPP

Past PLASMA conferences - Memories

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