Vasudevan Srinivas

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Vasudevan Srinivas
Born 6 June 1958
Nationality India
Alma mater University of Chicago
Awards Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology
Scientific career
Fields Algebraic geometry in mathematics
Institutions Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Doctoral advisor Spencer Janney Bloch
Doctoral students Amalendu Krishna

Vasudevan Srinivas (born 6 June 1958) is an Indian mathematician who specialises in algebraic geometry. He is a Senior Professor in the School of Mathematics of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.[1]

Srinivas received the BSc degree from Bangalore University and did his MS (1978) and PhD (1982) degrees at the University of Chicago. Spencer Bloch was his research supervisor.[2] He began his academic career at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai as a Visiting Fellow in 1983.

Srinivas has worked mainly in algebraic geometry specialising in the study of algebraic cycles on singular algebraic varieties. He has also worked on the interface with commutative algebra: on projective modules, divisor class groups, unique factorization domains, and Hilbert functions and multiplicity.

He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 2003, the highest science award in India, in the mathematical sciences category. [3]

Other awards/honours[edit]

  • Indian National Science Academy Medal for Young Scientists, 1987
  • B.M. Birla Science Prize in Mathematics for the year 1995
  • Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
  • TWAS Prize (2008)[4]
  • Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2012[5]


  1. ^ "Vasudevan Srinivas". Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  2. ^ Vasudevan Srinivas at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Indian Fellow: Vasudevan Srinivas". Indian National Science Academy. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Prizes and Awards". The World Academy of Sciences. 2016.
  5. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-07-26.