Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes 2003 

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prizes are awarded annually by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to outstanding Indian research workers in seven disciplines of science and technology.  The SSB Prizes are awarded to scientists for their outstanding scientific contributions made primarily in India during last 5 years preceding the year of the award are eligible for the Prize. The SSB Prize comprising a citation, a plaque and a cash award of Rupees two lakh is given to each selected person. 

The Advisory Committees, this year, selected 13 scientists for the award of the 2003 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. 

In Biological Sciences, one scientist has been selected. He is:

 

Dr Satyajit Mayor of the

National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS),

Bangalore

 

In Chemical Sciences, two scientists have been selected. Their names are:

 

Dr Santanu Bhattacharya of the

Indian Institute of Science,

Bangalore and

 

Dr V Chandrasekhar of the

Indian Institute of Technology,

Kanpur

 

Two scientists have been selected in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences.

They are:

 

Dr Kanchan Pande of the

Physical Research Laboratory,

Ahmedabad 

and 

Dr G V R Prasad

University of Jammu

Jammu

 In Engineering Sciences two persons have been selected. They are:

 Dr Atul H Chokshi of the

Indian Institute of Science,

Bangalore 

and 

Dr Soumitro Banerjee of the

Indian Institute of Technology

Kharagpur

 In Mathematical Sciences, two scientists have been selected. Theyare:

 Dr Vasudevan Srinivas of the

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,

Mumbai 

and

 

Dr Manindra Agrawal of the

Indian Institute of Technology,

Kanpur 

In Medical Sciences, two persons have been chosen: Their names are:

 Dr Chinmoy Sankar Dey of the

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)

SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab 

and

 Dr Anil Kumar Mandal of the

L V Prasad Eye Institute

Hyderabad 

In Physical Sciences two scientists have been selected. They are:

Dr G Ravindra Kumar of the

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,

Mumbai 

and 

Dr Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya of the

Harish-Chandra Research Institute,

Allahabad