Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology - List of Winners (2019-2022)

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2021 was recently announced by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This prize is India’s highest science award and is instituted after the founder and director of CSIR. 

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards for the year 2022 have yet not been declared as the nominations are open for the same.

This topic is important for UPSC from the current affairs perspective.

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Overview of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize is given every year to scientists below forty-five years of age for their contribution in the flowing fields:

  • Biological Sciences
  •  Chemical Sciences
  •  Engineering Sciences
  •  Mathematical Sciences
  •  Medical Sciences
  •  Physical Sciences and
  •  Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2021 Winners

The list of winners from each category of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2021 is given below, and it will be helpful for UPSC 2022:

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology Name of Winners
Biological Sciences Dr Amit Singh

(Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)

Dr Arun Kumar Shukla

(Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur )

Chemical Sciences Dr Kanishka Biswas

(Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru)

Dr T Govindaraju

(Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru )

Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Dr Binoy Kumar Saikia

(CSIR North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat)

Engineering Sciences Dr Debdeep Mukhopadhyay

(Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur)

Mathematical Sciences Dr Anish Ghosh

(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)

Dr Saket Saurabh

(The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)

Medical Sciences Dr Jeemon Panniyammakal

(Sree Chitra Tirunal lnstitute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram)

Dr Rohit Srivastava

(Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)

Physical Sciences Dr Kanak Saha

(Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune)

Facts about the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology

  1. The Prize is given to Scientists for their notable Indian work in science and technology, i.e. applied or fundamental research.
  2. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) working in India are also eligible.
  3. The (research) work should be primarily done in India during the 5 years preceding the year of the Prize. 
  4. Recommendations for the award are given to the Governing Body of CSIR by the Advisory Committees. These Advisory committees are formed after getting approval of the Chairman of the Governing body of CSIR.
  5. The Director-General of CSIR announces the names of the recipients on 26 September, the CSIR Foundation Day, by the Director-General, CSIR. 
  6. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardees Contribution

Field and Recipients Contributions
Biological Sciences

  • Dr Amit Singh
  • Dr Arun Kumar Shukla
  1. His work focuses on host-pathogen interaction in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV, the causative viral agent of human Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
  2. Focuses on activation, signalling, and regulation of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs).
Chemical Sciences

  • Dr Kanishka Biswas
  • Dr T Govindaraju
  1. Focuses on novel thermoelectric materials
  2. His work focuses on the development of small molecule diagnostics and therapeutics.
Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

  • Dr Binoy Kumar Saikia
  1. Developed fluorescent “carbon quantum dots” (CQDs) from Indian coal. 
Engineering Sciences

  1. Dr Debdeep Mukhopadhyay
      1. Focuses on micro-architectural security and crypto-engineering
Mathematical Sciences

  • Dr Anish Ghosh
  • Dr Saket Saurabh
  1. He specializes in the field of Ergodic Theory
  1. His work is on Parameterized Complexity 
Medical Sciences

  • Dr Jeemon Panniyammakal
  • Dr Rohit Srivastava
  1. His contribution focuses on public health, including improving primary care and prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in India.
  1. Focuses on developing affordable medical devices.
Physical Sciences

  • Dr Kanak Saha
  1. He discovered a faint galaxy at high redshift (using India’s first space observatory, AstroSat). His recent works explain the formation of long-standing spiral structures and dynamics of galaxies.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize Winners (Year-wise)

The winners of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology from each category from the year 2019 to 2020 are given below:

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2020 Winners

The list of winners from each category of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2020 is given below:

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology Name of Winners
Biological Sciences Dr Subhadeep Chatterjee

(Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad)

Dr Vatsala Thirumalai

(National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru)

Chemical Sciences Dr Jyotirmayee Dash

(Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata )

Dr Subi Jacob George

(Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru)

Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Dr Abhijit Mukherjee

(Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur)

Dr Suryendu Dutta

(Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)

Engineering Sciences Dr Amol Arvindrao Kulkarni

(CSIR National Chemical Laboratory, Pune) 

Dr Kinshuk Dasgupta

(Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai)

Mathematical Sciences Dr Rajat Subhra Hazra

(Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata)

Dr U K Anandavardhanan

(Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)

Medical Sciences Dr Bushra Ateeq

(Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur)

Dr Ritesh Agarwal

(Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh)

Physical Sciences Dr Rajesh Ganapathy

(Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru)

Dr Surajit Dhara

(University of Hyderabad)

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2019 Winners

The list of winners from each category of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2019 is given below:

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology Name of Winners
Biological Sciences Dr Kayarat Saikrishnan

(Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune)

Dr Soumen Basak

(National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi)

Chemical Sciences Dr Raghavan B Sunoj

(Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)

Dr Tapas Kumar Maji

(Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru)

Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Dr Subimal Ghosh

(Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)

Engineering Sciences Dr Manik Varma

(Microsoft Research India, Bengaluru)

Mathematical Sciences Dr Dishant Mayurbhai Pancholi

(The Institute of Mathematical Sciences CIT Campus, Chennai)

Dr Neena Gupta

(Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata)

Medical Sciences Dr Dhiraj Kumar

(International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi)

Dr Mohammad Javed Ali

(Govindram Seksaria Institute of Dacryology, L V Prasad Eye Institute Banjara, Hyderabad)

Physical Sciences Dr Aninda Sinha

(Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)

Dr Shankar Ghosh

(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)

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