G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research

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G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research is an award instituted in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation in honour of the Indian philanthropist Ghanshyam Das Birla. The award is given to an outstanding scientific research, mostly during the past 5 years, undertaken by an Indian scientist, who is below the age of 50, living and working in India. It carries a cash prize of 1.5 lakhs (0.15 million). The award is given every year and is available for all branches of science including medical science, basic and applied.[1]

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Field Institute
2013 Rajesh Gopakumar[2][3] Quantum field theory and string theory Harish Chandra Research Institute
2012 Nibir Mandal[4] Structural geology Jadavpur University
2011 Tapas Kumar Kundu[5] Biochemistry Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
2010 Subhasis Chaudhuri[6] Electrical engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
2009 Manindra Agrawal[7] Computer science Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
2008 Raghavan Varadrajan Biophysics Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2007 Santanu Bhattacharya Chemistry Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2006 Sriram Ramaswamy Physics Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2005 D.D. Sarma Nanotechnology Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2004 Arjun M. Jayannvar Physics Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
2003 Thanu Padmanabhan Astrophysics Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune
2002 P.P. Majumdar Human genetics Indian Statistical Institute
2001 Seyed E. Hasnain Medical genetics University of Hyderabad
2000 A.K. Sood Experimental physics Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
1999 Sankar K. Pal Computer engineering Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
1998 Not awarded
1997 Biman Bagchi Structural chemistry Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
1996 Ashoke Sen Theoretical physics Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
1995 Girish S. Agarwal Quantum optics Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
1994 Padmanabhan Balaram Biochemistry Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
1993 R.A. Mashelkar Polymer science Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
1992 Goverdhan Mehta Organic chemistry Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
1991 Asis Datta Molecular biology National Centre for Plant Genome Research, JNU

References[edit]

  1. ^ "G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research". KK Birla Foundation. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "String-theorist wins G.D. Birla Award". The Hindu. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Physicist Rajesh Gopakumar to be honored with G D Birla award for scientific research for 2013". The Economic Times (Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.). 21 March 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jadavpur University professor chosen for G D Birla award". Business Standard. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "GD Birla Award for Tapas Kundu". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "IIT M prof bags Birla award for scientific research". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "2 teachers receive G.D. Birla awards". Hindustan Times. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 

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