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Thirteen young scientists win Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2006

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Aug 30 (UNI) Dr Srinivasan Sampath of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Dr K George Thomas of Regional Research Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram are among 13 scientists selected for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for young scientists this year.

The Prize is awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) annually to young scientists for their outstanding scientific contribution in research and developnment.

The awards carry Rs 200,000 each, a citation and a plaque.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will give away the awards, the Science and Technology Ministry said while announcing the Prize today.

Both Dr Sampath and Dr Thomas win the awards in the chemical sciences category.

The other winners are: Dr. Vinod Bhakuni, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow and Dr. Rajesh Sudhir Gokhale, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (Biological Sciences), Dr. Gufran-ullah Beig, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and Dr. Pulak Sengupta, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences), Dr. Atish Dabholkar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Dr. Sanjay Puri, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi (Physical Sciences).D r. Virender Singh Sangwan, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (Medical Sciences), Dr. Ashish Lele, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune and Dr. Sanjay Mittal, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Engineering Sciences), Dr.

Vikraman Balaji, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Siruseri and Dr.

Indranil Biswas, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (Mathematical Sciences).


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