About Us

Kerala Academy of Sciences (KAS) is a professional organization of scientists, technologists, physicians, academicians and science managers. The KAS was founded, and was registered as a society, in 1989 in the campus of the University of Kerala due to the pioneering efforts of Prof.Dr.K.T.Augusti, a renowned Professor of Biochemistry, University of Kerala. The Academy received registration under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act,1955 with Prof. Dr.R.N.Pillai, University of Kerala as the Founder President and Prof.Dr.K.T.Augusti as the Founder General Secretary of KAS who continued to serve, and thus build up, the Academy for several years. The Academy has three categories of memberships: Honorary Fellowship by conferment on renowned scientists, technologists and medical professionals; Fellowship by nomination of its life members and Life Membership by application. The Academy has conferred Honorary Fellowship on Dr.P.K.Iyengar, Dr.K.Kasturirangan, Dr.M.S.Swaminathan, Prof.Dr.M.S.Valiathan, Dr.VargheseKurien ,Dr.G.Madhavan Nair, Dr.K.Radhakrishnan, Prof.Dr.M.Vijayan, Prof.Dr.V.N.Rajasekharan Pillai and Prof.Dr.A.Ajayaghosh.