11 scientists chosen for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2012

New Delhi: Eleven scientists have been selected for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize-2012, India's premier awards in the field of science and technology.

Shantanu Chowdhury of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology and Suman Kumar Dhar of the Special Centre for Molecular Medicine at the Jawaharlal Nehru University bagged the prize in the field of biological sciences.

In the area of chemical sciences, the prizes went to Govindsamy Mugesh of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) and Gangadhar J Sanjayan of the CSIR National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.

Ravishankar Narayanan of IISc and Y Shanthi Pavan of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras won the prizes in the engineering sciences category.

 11 scientists chosen for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2012

The Prime Minister of India and President, CSIR, Dr. Manmohan Singh with the awardees of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes from 2011 who were awarded yesterday. Image from PIB

In the field of mathematical sciences, Siva Ramachandran Athreya and Debashish Goswami of the Indian Statistical Institute won the prestigious prize.

Sandip Basu of the Radiation Medicine Centre at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre bagged the prize in the medical sciences category.

In physical sciences, Arindam Ghosh of IISc and Krishnendu Sengupta of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science won the prize.

The winners were announced by Samir K Brahmachari, Director General of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research at a function here to mark the 70th foundation day of Council.

The prize is named after the founder-Director General of CSIR and carries a cash component of Rs five lakh.

It is given annually to young scientists below the age of 45 who have made outstanding contributions in any field of science and technology.

PTI

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Updated Date: Sep 27, 2012 09:18:23 IST