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Prof. John C. Jacob Award

This year (Season 4 - 2020 Edition), the winners of 'The Big Quiz' will be awarded the prestigious Prof. John C. Jacob Award.

 

John C Jacob (1936 – 11 October 2008) was one of the pioneers of the environmental movement in KeralaIndia. Jacob was born at Nattakam in Kottayam. He earned a degree in zoology from Madras Christian College, after which he joined the faculty at St. Joseph's College, Devagiri in Kozhikode. Eventually, he headed up the Zoology Department at Payyanur College, where he worked until he retired in 1992.

At Payyanur, in 1972 he started a zoology club that would form the genesis of campus-based nature conservation activities. The club also became involved in protesting threats to the environment. Jacobs also started a few "green" magazines stressing the need to preserve nature. He also set up the Society for Environment Education, Kerala (SEEK), which published an environment-focused magazine Soochimukhi. Additionally, Jacob led the movement against the Silent Valley project in South Kerala.

He is the author of several books, including Prakrithi: Nireekshanavum Vyakhyanavum and Urangunnavarude Thazhvarakal.

In recognition of his contributions to the environment, he was awarded the Kerala Biodiversity Board's Haritham Award and the state government's Vana Mithra Award.

The name of the plant Impatiens johnsiana is dedicated Prof. John C. Jacob who was popularly known as ‘Johnsi’, an ardent naturalist who had devoted his life to conserving the biodiversity of the Western Ghats.

 

(Courtesy: Wikipedia)

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Last year also (Season 3 - 2019 Edition), the winners of 'The Big Quiz' was awarded the prestigious Prof. John C. Jacob Award. To see the winner, click here.

Season - 2 Results

FAROOK COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), KOZHIKODE

GOVT. ARTS & SCIENCE COLLEGE, KOZHIKODE

SIR SYED COLLEGE, KANNUR

ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE DEVAGIRI (AUTONOMOUS), KOZHIKODE

THE ZAMORIN'S GURUVAYURAPPAN COLLEGE, KOZHIKODE

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