Panaji, May 5 (UNI) Dr Pratima Kesarkar of the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) here, has bagged the prestigious Indian National Science Academy's Award for Young Scientist, for her rich contribution to studies on ocean sediments.
The award, carrying Rs 25,000 besides a bronze medal and a citation, would be prersented to her during the Academy's Annual General Meeting in New Delhi shortly.
The scientist made extensive studies using a variety of rock magnetic geochemical and isotopic data from sediment cores of the Bay of Bengal that contributed to the understanding of the changes in sediment supply and distribution in the ocean.
The INSA had been honouring young scientists since 1974 for their notable contribution to research in science and technology, according to official sources.
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