Daulat Singh Kothari

Profession: Scientist


Information about Daulat Singh Kothari

After his return to India, he worked at the Delhi University from 1934 to 1961 in various capacities as reader, professor and Head of the Department of Physics  He was elected President of Indian National Science Academy in 1973  He was also listed as a Proud Past Alumni by the "Allahabad University Alumni Association  D. S. Kothari was born in Udaipur in Rajasthan on 6 July 1906  His research on statistical thermodynamics and his Theory of White Dwarf Stars gave him an international reputation  Did Daulat Singh Kothari drink alcohol?: Not Known  He had his early education at Udaipur and Indore and received a master's degree in physics from Allahabad University  D. S. Kothari was president of the Indian Science Congress at its golden jubilee session in 1963  He was conferred Atmaram Award in 1990 by the Central Hindi Directorate, Ministry of Human Resource Development.  Daulat Singh Kothari was an eminent Indian scientist and educationist  In 2011, the Department of Posts issued a commemorative stamp in his honour  He was the chairman of the Indian Education Commission of 1964–66, popularly known as Kothari Commission, which was the first ad hoc commission set up in India for the modernization and standardization of education in India  The Padma Bhushan was conferred on him in 1962, and the Padma Vibhushan in 1973  in 1928 under guidance of Meghnad Saha. For his PhD, Kothari worked at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge under the supervision of Ernest Rutherford, to whom he was recommended by Meghnad Saha.  Did Daulat Singh Kothari smoke?: Not Known  He was scientific advisor to Ministry of Defence from 1948 to 1961 and was then appointed as chairman of the University Grants Commission in 1961 where he worked till 1973 


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