CSIR Young Scientist Award 2021
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The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research introduced in 1987, a scheme of awards for Young Scientists in the CSIR system to promote excellence in various fields of science and technology. The awards are known as the “CSIR Young Scientist Awards”. CSIR scientist, below 35 years of age, as reckoned on 26 September (CSIR Foundation Day) of the preceding year, is eligible for the Award. These awards are given annually in the following fields:

 

•    Biological Sciences 

•    Chemical Sciences

•    Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences 

•    Engineering Sciences

•    Physical Sciences (including instrumentation)

 

Each award consists of a citation, a cash prize of rupees fifty thousand and a plaque. CSIR Young Scientist Awardees are also entitled to a research grant of rupees five lakh per annum for a period of five years and an honorarium of rupees seven thousand and five hundred per month till the age of 45 years.

 

The award winners this year are:

 

Biological Sciences

 

Dr Divya Tej Sowpati
Scientist
Centre for Cellular and Molecular
Biology
Uppal Road, Habsiguda
Hyderabad - 500 007
tej@ccmb.res.in

 

Dr Rakesh Shamsunder Joshi
Scientist
Biochemical Sciences Division
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr Homi Bhabha Road
Pune - 411 008
rs.joshi@ncl.res.in

 

Chemical Sciences

 

Dr Amit Ashok Vernekar
Scientist
Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Laboratory
Central Leather Research Institute
Sardar Patel Road, Adyar
Chennai - 600 020
amitvernekar@clri.res.in

 

Dr K Giribabu
Scientist
Electrodics and Electrocatalysis Division
Central Electrochemical Research
Institute
Karaikudi - 630 003
giribabuk@cecri.res.in

 

Earth, Atmosphere,Ocean & PlanetarySciences

 

Dr Shilpi Kushwaha
Scientist
Analytical and Environmental Sciences Division
Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute
G.B Marg
Bhavnagar - 364 002
shilpik@csmcri.res.in

 

Engineering Sciences

 

Dr Achu Chandran
Scientist
Materials Science and Technology
Division
National Institute for Interdisciplinary
Science and Technology
Industrial Estate P.O
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 019
achuchandran@niist.res.in

 

Dr Bhavya B Krishna
Senior Scientist
Material Resource Efficiency Division
Indian Institute of Petroleum
Haridwar Road, Mohkampur
Dehradun - 248 005
bhavya@iip.res.in