Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2022

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2022

Recently, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has made public the list of ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB)’ award winners for 2022.

The winners, a total of 12 young scientists across 7 disciplines, will be awarded India’s top Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (SSB) for Science and Technology. However, no woman scientist has been selected for this year.

The awards were announced at the inaugural session of the ‘One Week One Lab’ program of the ‘Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NISCPR)’.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Annual Prize for Science and Technology, instituted in 1957.
  • It is named after Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, Founder-Director of CSIR. This award is given every year to scientists below 45 years of age.
  • Under this, Rs 5 lakh and a citation is provided.

List of award winners

  • Biological Sciences: It is jointly awarded to Dr. Ashwani Kumar of CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology and Dr. Madika Subba Reddy of Center for DNA Fingerprinting Diagnostics.
  • Chemical Sciences: It is awarded jointly to Dr. Akkattu T Biju of the Indian Institute of Science and Dr. Debabrata Maity of the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay).
  • Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences: This award has been given to Dr. Vimal Mishra of the Indian Institute of Technology (Gandhinagar).
  • Engineering Sciences: It is awarded jointly to Dr. Deepti Ranjan Sahu of the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) and Dr. Rajneesh Kumar of the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras).
  • Mathematical Sciences: It was jointly awarded to Dr. Apoorva Khare of the Indian Institute of Science and Dr. Neeraj Kayal of Microsoft Research Lab.
  • Medical Sciences: It is awarded to Dr. Deepyaman Ganguly of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
  • Physics: It is awarded jointly to Dr. Anindya Das of the Indian Institute of Science, and Dr. Basudeb Dasgupta of Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research: CSIR

  • The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research was established by the Government of India in 1942. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi.
  • It is an autonomous body, which functions as the largest research and development organization in India.
  • It is one of the largest publicly funded research and development organizations in the world.
  • CSIR is an All India Institute consisting of an active network of 37 National Laboratories, 39 Remote Centres, 3 Innovation Campuses and 5 Units.
  • CSIR is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology and is registered as an autonomous body under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Organizational Structure:

  • The Prime Minister of India is its ex-officio Chairman, and the Union Minister of Science and Technology is the ex-officio Vice Chairman.
  • Apart from this, Finance Secretary (Expenditure) is its ex-officio member. The tenure of other members is three years.
  • The objective of the Council is to conduct scientific and industrial/applied research related to national importance.

Source – Down to Earth

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