The Ministry of Science and Technology announced the 11 recipients of prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award, considered to be a coveted science honour in the country in seven different fields.
(Minister of science and Technology – Harsh Vardhan)
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
Balasubramanian Gopal of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Rajeev Kumar Varshney of International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
FIELD OF EARTH, ATMOSPHERE, OCEAN AND PLANETARY SCIENCES
Jyotiranjan Srichandan Ray from the Physical Science Laboratory, Ahmedabad
FIELD OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE
Yogesh Joshi from IIT Kanpur
FIELD OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Ritabrata Munshi from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai
K Sandeep from TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics, Bangalore
FIELD OF MEDICAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
Vidita Vaidya from the TIFR Mumbai
FIELD OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
Bedangadas Mohanty from the National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneshwar
Mandar Deshmukh from the TIFR Mumbai
FIELD OF CHEMICAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
D Srinivasa Reddy from CSIR’s National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Pradyut Ghosh form the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur
ABOUT SHANTI SWARUP AWARD
- It was first awarded in 1958
- The prize comprises a citation, a plaque, and a cash award of ₹5 lakh. In addition, recipients also get 15,000 per month up to the age of 65 years.
- Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the late Sir Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.
- The prize is given each year for outstanding contributions to science and technology and recognition of outstanding Indian work in science and technology.
- Any India citizen, overseas citizen of India (OCI) and persons of Indian origin (PIO) working in India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years as reckoned are eligible for the award.