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President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Infosys Prize 2015

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President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Infosys Prizes in New Delhi for the year 2015.The prize was felicitated to six winners for their outstanding contribution in the research fields.

  • These six winners are Umesh Waghmare, Jonardon Ganeri, Amit Sharma, Mahan Maharaj, G. Ravindra Kumar and Srinath Raghavan.

Infosys Prizes 2015

Key Highlights

The fields of these winners are

  1. Engineering and Computer Science to Umesh V Waghmare he is Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research Bangalore.
  2. Humanities to  Jonardon Ganeri he is Professor at Global Network and Visiting Professor of Philosophy, New York University and Recurrent Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, King’s College London.
  3. Life Science to  Amit Sharma he is Professor and Head at Structural and Computational Biology group at international center for Genetic Engineering & Biology (ICGEB), New Delhi.
  4. Mathematical Sciences to Mahan Mj he is Professor at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University TIFR Mumbai.
  5. Physical Sciences to  G. Ravindra Kumar he is Professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
  6. Social Sciences to Srinath Raghavan he is Professor at Center for Policy Research, New Delhi.
  • They are awarded with a reward of 65 lakh, a 22-carat gold medallion and a citation certificate.

About Infosys Prize 

  • Infosys Prize is an annual award given to scientists, researchers, engineers and social scientists in India by the Infosys Science Foundation.
  • This is one of the highest monetary awards in India to recognize scientific research.
  • The Prize is given to six categories and these are Engineering and Computer Science, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and the
  • The prize for each category includes a gold medallion, a citation certificate, and prize money of Rs. 55 Lakh (over US$90000).