Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for 13 scientists

By Indo Asian News Service | Wednesday, August 30, 2006 | 5:08:12 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Thirteen scientists from seven disciplines will receive the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) award this year for their outstanding contribution to the field of science and technology.

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Thirteen scientists from seven disciplines will receive the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) award this year for their outstanding contribution to the field of science and technology.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will give away the awards, a CSIR statement said Wednesday.

Those who will receive the award are: Vinod Bhakani of Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow and R.S. Gokhale of National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (for biological science); Gufran-ullah Beig of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and Pulak Sengupta, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (for earth, atmosphere, ocean and planetary science); Atish Dabholkar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and Sanjay Puri, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi (for physical science); Virender Singh Sangwan and L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (for medical science); Srinivasan Sampath, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and K. George Thomas of Regional Research Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram (for chemical science); Ashish Lele, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune and Sanjay Mittal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (for engineering science); Vikraman Balaji of Chennai Mathematical Institute, Siruseri and Indranil Biswas, TIFR, Mumbai (for mathematical science).

The award is given by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) annually to scientists below the age of 45 for their significant contribution in selected science disciplines, made primarily in India during the last five years preceding the year of the prize.

The award comprises a citation, and a cash prize of Rs.200,000. It is named after the founder director of CSIR, the late Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.

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