Scopus NASI Young Scientist Awards

The Scopus Young Scientist Awards were first launched by Elsevier in 2006. In 2009, India officially adopted the program within its scientific community through Elsevier's collaboration with NASI. The program honors young researchers who are building their careers in academic research, helping them gain recognition for their work.

The National Academy of Sciences, India

About the award

In its 7th year of inception, Nasi-Scopus young scientist award attracted more than 600 applications from multiple premier research institutions across the country. The selection of the winner involves both quantitative and qualitative measures. Scopus ( provides quantitative analysis of the work of the applicants and quality is judged by the esteemed subject experts from across the country. As continuous efforts are being made towards taking these awards to higher levels, we would want to heartily thank all those who contributed to the success story of these awards, starting with the National Academy of Sciences, India for their continued support and association with the awards. We are extremely thankful to all the subject experts who have provided their invaluable time and expertise for the selections. But the real heroes of this event are the young scientist who took time out to apply for this recognition.

Latest winners

Winners of 2016

The Award Ceremony was held on 15th September 2016 in New Delhi.

Dr. Sachin KumarWinner of the Agricultural Category

Dr. Sachin Kumar

Assistant Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Dr. Amit SinghWinner of the Biological Sciences Category

Dr. Amit Singh

Assistant Prof 
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Dr. Rajnish KumarWinner of the Chemistry Category

Dr. Rajnish Kumar

Senior Scientist,
CSIR National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Dr. Vinayak SinhaWinner of the Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences Category

Dr. Vinayak Sinha
Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali
Dr. Manav BhatnagarWinner of the Engineering Category

Dr. Manav Bhatnagar

Associate Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Dr. Jaydeb SarkarWinner of the Mathematics Category

Dr. Jaydeb Sarkar

Associate Professor,
Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
Dr. Biman B. MandalWinner of the Medicine Category
Dr. Biman B. Mandal
Associate Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Dr. Sanjib Kumar AgarwallaWinner of the Physics Category
Dr. Sanjib Kumar Agarwalla
Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
Dr. Vishal GuptaWinner of the Social Sciences Category

Dr. Vishal Gupta
Associate Professor,
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
 View the list of previous winners

Application process

The nomination process for the Elsevier research awards is executed based upon agreement between Elsevier and the sponsoring organization in the country or region where the award is issued. The nomination process of researchers or institutions is subject to the timing defined in the rules and regulations for each individual award.

Criteria for application:

  • An Indian citizen, residing and working in India
  • Have completed atleast PhD/MD or equivalent degree
  • Must be born on or after January 1st, 1976.

The selection of winners among nominated researchers or institutions for awards and their related prizes is carried out according to the rules and regulations for the specified award such as:

  • Quality and number of publications
  • Nature and uniqueness of research
  • Outcomes of research
  • Impact on society
  • Vision of the researcher


If you would like more information about the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist of the year award please get in touch with:

Manik Sethi
Customer Development Manager
Elsevier-Science and Technology