The paper by Dr. R. T. Ratheesh Kumar, former Project Associate and Dr. Rajesh R. Nair, Associate Professor, Department of Ocean Engineering entitled ‘Assessment of Flexural Analysis Applied to Andaman and Sumatra–Java Subduction Zones : Implications for Inter Seismic Coupling and Occurrence of Large Magnitude Earthquakes’ has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the 25th Kerala Science Congress held during 29th January to 1st February 2013 at Technopark, Trivandrum.