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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