Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

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    • The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) announced the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (SSB) for 2022.

    Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

    • About: The award is named after the late Dr (Sir) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, the Founder-Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) India and is known as the ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB)’ Award for Science and Technology.
    • Purpose: It is the national honor bestowed upon young scientists and engineers in India to recognize their research and development activities.
    • Eligibility: Any citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years is eligible for the prize.
      • Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
      • The prize is awarded on the basis of contributions made through work done in India only during the five years preceding the year of the prize.
    • Nature of the prize: The prize comprises a citation, a plaque, and a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh.
      • In addition, recipients also get Rs. 15,000 per month up to the age of 65 years.
    About Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

    – It is known for its cutting edge R&D knowledge base in diverse S&T areas.
    – It is a contemporary Research and Development (R&D) organisation. 
    – It has a dynamic network of 37 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes, and five units with a pan-India presence. 

    Coverage:
    – It covers a wide spectrum of science and technology – from oceanography, geophysics, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology and nanotechnology to mining, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering and information technology. 
    – It provides significant technological intervention in many areas concerning societal efforts, which include environment, health, drinking water, food, housing, energy, farm and non-farm sectors.

    Source: PIB