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Mustansir Barma won 2015 Gujar Mal Modi award for innovative science and technology

Aug 17, 2015 09:09 IST

Prof. Mustansir Barma on 14 August 2015 won the prestigious Gujar Mal Modi Award for Innovative Science and Technology for the year 2015. He was awarded for his commendable contribution in the field of Science and Technology.

He received the award from Vice President of India Hamid Ansari at a ceremony in New Delhi.

Barma, a distinguished Professor and former Director of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, has made immense contribution in the field of Statistical Physics in India.

He has published numerous papers on the topic and is one of the best recognized names in the discipline internationally. His personal initiative helped in expanding the TIFR campus in Hyderabad.

About the Gujar Mal Modi Innovative Science and Technology Award
The award was instituted by the GM Modi Foundation in the memory of industrialist Gujar Mal Modi in 1988. The award is presented on 9 August every year to a scientist of eminence, who has made outstanding contribution to science & technology. The award carries a cash prize of 2.01 lakh rupees, a scroll of honour and a silver shield

Prof. Satish Dhawan was the first recipient of the award in the 1988 for his contribution in the field of space and Remote Sensing Technology.

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