Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jun 7, 2022, 8:26

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Science and Technology has been presented by the CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). This honour has been bestowed upon 11 scientists from throughout the country in recognition of their notable achievements in the field of science and technology.

History of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award is dedicated to Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, the founder And director of the CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). It was given for the first time in 1958.

Eligibility Criteria for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

The award is open to any Indian citizen under the age of 45 who is involved in research in any area of science and technology and has made significant strides in the field.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award Objectives

The objective of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award is to bestow recognition for efforts in the field of science and technology.

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List of Prize Winners of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

  • Dr Amit Singh, from the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology- Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, for Biological Sciences.
  • Dr Arun Kumar Shukla of the Indian Institute of Technology- department of biological sciences and bioengineering, Kanpur received the award.
  • In the field of chemical sciences, two researchers qualified from the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru Dr T Govindaraju- Bio-organic Chemistry Laboratory, Dr Kanishka Biswas-International Centre of Materials Science, were named winners.
  • Dr Debdeep Mukhopadhyay from the Indian Institute of Technology-Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kharagpur earned the award in the category of engineering sciences.
  • Dr Jeemon Panniyammakal from the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology located in Thiruvananthapuram, and Dr Rohit Srivastava from the department of biosciences and bioengineering- Indian Institute of Technology located in Bombay, got the prestigious award for medical sciences.
  • The prize for physical sciences went to Dr Kanak Saha o Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune.
  • Dr Anish Ghosh, department of mathematics- Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, located in Mumbai, along with Dr Saket Saurabh from The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, located in Chennai, were named victors in the mathematical sciences field.
  • Dr Binoy Kumar Saikia from the Coal and Energy Research Group- CSIR North East Institute of Science and Technology, located in Jorhat, was chosen as the winner of the Earth, Ocean, Atmosphere, and Planetary Sciences award.

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The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, termed after the creator and Director of the CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), is the country's biggest science award. Each year, professionals under the age of 45 are picked for their contributions in subjects such as Natural Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.

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FAQs on Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

Q1. Who was the first Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award recipient?

The first Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award recipient was Srinivasa Krishnan Kariamanickam

Q2. Who won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 2021?

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award was granted to Dr Saket Saurabh and Dr Anish Ghosh of the TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) in Mumbai for their work in Mathematical Sciences.

Q3. Why is the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award awarded?

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award's goal is to recognise and appreciate exceptional Indian contributions to technology and science. Any Indian citizen up until the age of 45 who is working in research in just about any areas of science and technology since the December 31st of the year before the year of the Award.

Q4. Which individual has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2021 for their excellent contribution to quantum mechanics?

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for physical sciences went to Dr Kanak Saha of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune.

Q5. Who won the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Chemistry in 2017?

The recipients of the renowned Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for achievement in technology and science for 2017, were Dr Deepak Thankappan Nair Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad.