Eleven scientists to get Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardSeptember 26th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Charusita Chakravarti of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Santosh G. Honavar of L.V. Prasad Eye Institute and S.K. Satheesh of the Indian Institute of Science are among the 11 scientists named Saturday for the country’s top science award.
Samir Brahmachari, director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), made the announcement in the presence of Science and Technology Minister Prithviraj Chavan at the institution’s 67th Foundation Day celebrations here.
“I was looking for a woman candidate for this top SSB award 2008 and fortunately we have one woman (Chakravarti) in the list of top 11 names,” Brahmachari said.
The SSB award carries a cash prize of Rs.500,000, a citation and a plaque. Since its inception, 443 scientists, among them 10 women, have bagged this most prestigious award in the field of science.
While Chakravarti was selected for her work in chemical science, Honavar has made contribution in the field of medicine. Satheesh got the award for his contribution to the earth science.
The other winners are Amitabh Joshi and Bhaskar Shah (biological science), Giridhar Madras and Jayant Ramaswamy Harsita (engineering science), R. Gopakumar and A. Dhar (physical science), Narayanswamy Jayraman (chemical science), and Verapally Suresh (mathematical science).
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