The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology is a prestigious honour and an annual award in science and technology in India.
New Delhi, September 27, 2019: Twelve scientists from different institutions across the country have been chosen for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize for 2019.
The award winners include Dr. Kayarat Saikrishnan of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune and Dr. Soumen Basak of National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (biological sciences), Dr. Raghavan B Sunoj of IIT, Bombay and Dr. Tapas Kumar Maji of Jawahar Lal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru (Chemical Sciences), and Dr. Dishant Mayur Bhai Pancholi of Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, and Dr. Nina Gupta of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (Mathematical Sciences).
The other winners are: Dr. Dheeraj Kumar of International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi and Dr. Mohammad Javed Ali of LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (Medical Sciences), Dr. Aninda Sinha of IISc, Bengaluru, and Dr. Shankar Ghosh of TIFR, Mumbai (Physical Sciences), Dr. Subimal Ghosh of IIT, Bombay (Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences), and Dr. ManikVarma (Microsoft Research India, Bengaluru (Engineering Sciences).
Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr. Shekhar C.Mande, announced the winners on the occasion of CSIR Foundation Day on Thursday.
The prize carries a cash component of Rs. 5 lakh each. It is awarded annually for outstanding research, both fundamental and applied. It is named after the founder Director General of CSIR, Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar. (India Science Wire)