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The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) was established in January 1935 with the object of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare. The Academy plays crucial role in promoting, recognizing and rewarding excellence. An important task of the INSA is to publish journals, organize scientific discussions and bring out monographs and other publications. The Academy promotes public awareness and understanding of science. Acting as a link between the scientific community and planners, it advises the government on critical issues relating to science and technology. The academy also serves as a forum for interactions among scientists within and outside the country and recognizes outstanding young scientists, engineers and technologists through award of medals/prizes and by providing modest financial support for pursuing research. Senior scientists are honoured through election to its Fellowship. Academy also provides different awards/medals and the prestigious Research Professorships. Superannuated fellows of the Academy can be supported through Senior Scientist and Honorary Scientist schemes. The Academy has established exchange programmes with different overseas Academies to facilitate visits of Indian scientists' to research institutions abroad and of foreign scientists to India for lectures/scientific discussions.