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Eight Scientists Selected for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards 2013

Sep 27, 2013 10:07 IST

Eight eminent scientists on 26 September 2013 selected for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for the year 2013. The awards were announced during the 71st Foundation day of CSIR on 26 September 2013 in New Delhi.
 
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award is country's top most award for excellence in Science and Technology.

The winners are

Biological Science
Dr Sathees Chukkurumbal Raghavan
Department of Biochemistry
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore

Chemical Sciences
Dr Yamuna Krishnan
National Centre for Biological Sciences
(TIFR) UAS-GKVK
Bangalore
 
Engineering Sciences
Dr Bikramjit Basu                                                                          
Materials Research Centre                                                          
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)                                               
Bangalore                                                                        
 
Dr Suman Chakraborty
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IITKgp) Kharagpur

Mathematical Sciences
Dr Eknath Prabhakar Ghate
School of Mathematical Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Mumbai
 
Medical Sciences
Dr Pushkar Sharma
National Institute of Immunology (NII)
New Delhi
 
Physical Sciences
Dr Amol Dighe                                                                                
Department of Theoretical Physics                                        
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)                  
Mumbai

Dr Vijay Balakrishna Shenoy
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

The Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Award is the most coveted national recognition for young scientists and engineers for their R&D work done in India. The Award was instituted in 1957 in the honour of late Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, an eminent scientist, founder Director and principal architect of CSIR.
 
The award carries a cash component of five lakh rupees. It is given annually to young scientists below the age of 45 who have made outstanding contributions in any field of science and technology.

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