10 scientists get Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

Ten scientists were today felicitated with prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for their outstanding contributions to field of science and technology.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 26, 2014, 21:27 PM IST

New Delhi: Ten scientists were today felicitated with prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for their outstanding contributions to field of science and technology.

P S Ahuja, Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) awarded the scientists for their notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in the field of biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and Physics.

Roop Mallik and Pratap Raychaudhuri, both scientists from Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), were awarded for their contribution in the field of Biological and Physical science respectively.

Sadiqali Abbas Rangwala from Raman Research Institute in Bengaluru was given the award for Physical Science.

Anurag Agrawal of New Delhi-based Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) was awarded for his contribution in the field of Medical Science.

S Venkata Mohan from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad and Soumen Chakrabarti from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai were given the award in the field of Engineering science while Kaushal Kumar Verma from Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru was awarded for his work in Mathematical Sciences.

In the field of Chemical Sciences, Kavirayani Ramakrishna Prasad from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Souvik Maiti from Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) bagged the prestigious award while Sachchida Nand Tripathi from IIT Kanpur was given the award from the field of Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences.

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology (SSB) is an award in India given annually by the CSIR. It is named after the founder Director of the CSIR and carries an award money of Rs 5 lakh each.