(The Gist of PIB) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes 2019

    (The Gist of PIB) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes 2019

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes 2019

  • President of India announced the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards 2019, the highest multidisciplinary science awards in India, on the occasion of CSIR Foundation Day. 

Key highlights 

  • The award is given by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • It is an annual award. The names of the recipients are traditionally declared by the Director General on every 26 September, which is the CSIR Foundation Day.
  • The prize is divided into seven disciplines, namely: (1) Physical Sciences, (2) Chemical Sciences, (3) Biological Sciences, (4) Medical Sciences, (5) Mathematical Sciences, (6) Engineering Sciences and (7) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Science. Further, each discipline can have multiple winners (maximum 2 individuals).
  • The prize money is ₹5 lakh.
  • The award is named after Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (1894 – 1955), the first director-general of the CSIR and the first Chairman of the UGC. In 1954 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan.


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