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Govt Awarded Swarnajayanti Fellowships 2020-2021 to 17 Scientists

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The Government of India has awarded the Swarnajayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020-2021 for innovative research ideas to 17 scientists from scientific institutions across India. The fellowship recognises the potential of the scientists in creating an impact on the Research and Development(R&D) in different disciplines.

  • The awardees under the scheme are facilitated by the Department of Science & Technology(DST), under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

About the Swarnajayanti Fellowships:

i.The Swarnajayanti Fellowship scheme was instituted in 1997 by the government of India to commemorate the 50th year of Independence.

ii.Under this scheme, the young scientists who have a proven track record will be provided with special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology.

Duration: The duration of the fellowship will not exceed 5 years.

Support under the scheme:

i.Under the scheme, the awardees will receive a fellowship of Rs 25000 per month for a period of 5 years and grants for equipment, computational facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and international travel and other special requirements, are also covered based on merit.

ii.DST also supports the awardees by giving them a research grant of 5 lakh Rupees for 5 years.

iii.The fellows and their projects will be considered for funding by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB).

Note: The support is provided in addition to the salary they draw from the parent Institute.

Awardees of the Swarnajayanti Fellowships Scheme 2020-2021




Dr Siddhesh S. Kamat Indian Institute of Science Education & Research – Pune life science
Dr Sridharan Devarajan Indian Institute of Science –  Bengaluru life science
Dr Niti Kumar CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute – Lucknow life science
Dr Nitin Gupta Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur life science
Dr Modhu Sudan Maji Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur – Kharagpur Chemical Science.
Dr Sakya Singha Sen CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory – Pune Chemical Science
Dr Chandramouli Subramaniam Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay Chemical Science
Dr Atul Abhay Dixit  Indian Institute of Technology – Gandhinagar Mathematical Science
Dr Mousomi Bhakta Indian Institute of Science Education and Research – Pune Mathematical Science
Dr Ujjwal Koley Tata Institute of  Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mathematical Science
Dr Arvind Singh Physical Research Laboratory – Ahmedabad Earth & Atmospheric Science.
Dr Subhro Bhattacharjee International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR) – Bengaluru Physical Science
Dr Pabitra Kumar Nayak Tata Institute of Fundamental Research(TIFR) – Hyderabad Physical Science
Dr Shamik Banerjee Institute of Physics – Bhubaneswar Physical Science
Dr Rishi Raj Indian Institute of Technology – Patna Engineering Science
Dr Mayank Shrivastava, Indian Institute of Science – Bengaluru Engineering Science
Dr Amartya Mukhopadhyay Indian Institute of Technology -Bombay Engineering Science

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