THE NASI SCOPUS YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS

Highlights of the 13th NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2019

The 2019 NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards was held on Friday, 8th November, 2019 at a gala ceremony at Hyatt Regency in the national capital of India.

Shri R Subrahmanyam, IAS, Secretary of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India,  graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. 100+ senior stakeholders from the Academic and Government, as well as panelists, winners, distinguished NASI members and Elsevier colleagues attended the event.

The Awards, currently in its thirteenth year, is a joint collaboration between Elsevier and National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) to celebrate the best and brightest young scientists in India, whose works cut across a broad spectrum of key research disciplines and has contributed towards bolstering key flagship national programs such as the “Make in India”, “Digital India”, “Healthy India” and “Clean India” initiatives.

With 700+ applications received this year, our esteemed panel of 17 jury members, after rigorous screening and evaluation, identified 5 outstanding winners of the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2019.

The Chief Guest R Subrahmanyam, felicitated the winners through a citation and a plaque, along with a cash prize of INR 75,000 for their outstanding contribution. He not only lauded their efforts but also encouraged them to work towards growing a vibrant and sustainable economy, uplifting society, and inspiring the younger generation to achieve greater heights. Focusing on the rich demographic dividend of India, he said, “a billion minds together can solve a million problems”.

2019 NASI SCOPUS YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS WINNERS

L to R: Dr. Rupesh Deshmukh , Dr. N Ravi Sundaresan, Dr. Youngsuk 'YS' Chi, Shri R Subrahmanyam, Dr. Manju Sharma, Dr. Neetu Singh, Dr. Anoop Sharad Mahajan, Dr. Debabrata Maiti

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Winners interviews:

Dr. Anoop Sharad Mahajan, Scientist Engineer, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, Winner of NASI Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2019 - Environmentally Sound Sustainable Development category

Dr. Neetu Singh, Associate Professor, Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Winner of NASI Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2019 - Women in Science category

Dr. Rupesh Deshmukh, Ramalimgaswamy Fellow, National Agri- Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali, Winner of NASI Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2019 - Agriculture, Plant Sciences and Rural Development category

Dr. N Ravi Sundaresan, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Winner of NASI Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2019 - Biomedical Research and Healthcare category

Dr. Debabrata Maiti, Associate Professor, IIT Bombay, Winner of NASI Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2019 - Innovation in Engineering and Physical Sciences category

2019 Winners and Finalists

The Awards for 2019 will be presented the following 5 multi-disciplinary categories. Please find below the list of the finalists and winners:

    WOMEN IN SCIENCE

    To recognize India’s most promising women researchers who have demonstrated excellence in scientific field. Female applicants only.

    Winner:

    Dr. Neetu Singh, Associate Professor, Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    Finalists:

    Dr. Bindiya Arora, Assistant Professor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
    Dr. Swathi Kaliki, Head of DEU Institute for Eye Cancer, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

    AGRICULTURE, PLANT SCIENCES AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

    To recognize India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of AGRICULTURE and are committed to developing sustainable models that help in increasing food security and improving the quality of life of people living in rural areas.

    Winner:                                                                                              

    Dr. Rupesh Deshmukh, Ramalimgaswamy Fellow, National Agri- Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali

    Finalists:

    Dr. Rachit Kumar Saxena, Senior Scientist, International Crops Research Institute(ICRISAT), Hyderabad
    Dr. Sumit Ghosh, Senior Scientist, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow

    ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    To recognise India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of EARTH, ENVIRONMENTAL, OCEANOGRAPHIC, and ECOLOGICAL STUDIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES and ECOSYSTEM and are contributing to protecting our planet and conserving its natural resources.

    Winner:

    Dr. Anoop Sharad Mahajan, Scientist Engineer, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

    Finalists:

    Prof.Basker Sundararaju, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
    Dr. Sounak Roy, Associate Professor, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus

    BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND HEALTHCARE

    To recognize India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of MEDICINE AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES and are making groundbreaking contributions toward improving health and wellbeing of citizens.

    Winner:

    Dr. N Ravi Sundaresan, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

    Finalists:

    Prof. Susanta Kar, Senior Scientist, CSIR Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
    Prof. Radhakrishnan Mahalakshmi, Associate Professor, IIT Bhopal

    INNOVATION IN ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

    To recognize India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and are harnessing it to drive disruptive and sustainable growth, with a potential for high industrial and/or societal impact.

    Winner:

    Dr. Debabrata Maiti, Associate Professor, IIT Bombay

    Finalists:

    Dr. Karun Rawat, Assistant professor, IIT Roorkee
    Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen, Associate Professor, IIT Madras

About NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards

The Scopus Young Scientist Awards, first launched by Elsevier in 2006, is part of an Elsevier’s global initiative to support early career researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science across a broad range of disciplines. In 2009, India officially adopted the program within its scientific community through Elsevier's collaboration with The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI). The program honours outstanding young researchers in India who are building their careers in academic research, helping them gain recognition for their work. As of 2019, 111 winners have been announced.

The NASI – Scopus Young Scientist of the year receives:

  • A citation & a plaque
  • Cash prize of INR 75,000

The 13th NASI Scopus Young Scientist Awards will have 5 multi-disciplinary categories that are aligned with national missions of Make in India, Digital India, Healthy India and Clean India. If your research (both basic and applied) is empowering or can be a helpful technological tool for the above mentioned national missions, do not forget to mention it in your application as it can give your application an additional weightage.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An Indian citizen, residing and working in India
  • Has completed at least PhD/MD or equivalent degree
  • Must be born on or after January 1st, 1979
  • Female only application for Women in Science Award Category

Activity entered for this award must have been:

  • undertaken no more than five (5) years prior to the closing date of entries
  • published in one or more respected, externally-refereed scientific journal(s), book(s) or equivalent electronic publication(s) and the publication must indexed in Scopus

Application Process

Each male applicant must apply only under one category. A female applicant can apply under Women in Science and one other category. 

Applications will be judged by a panel of subject experts from India's academic community on criteria as:

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

Contact

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

Aparajita Verma
Marketing Manager, South Asia
Elsevier-Research Solutions Sales
Tel : +91 124 477 4632 | aparajita.verma@elsevier.com

Highlights of the 12th NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2018

The Honorable Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, presided over the 12th NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2018 at a gala ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan in the nation’s capital. The Awards recognize young early career researchers from the scientific community who have contributed towards bolstering key flagship national programs through their body of research work such as the “Make in India”, “Digital India”, “Healthy India” and “Clean India” initiatives.

About 800 applications were submitted for the 2018 NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards from researchers of premier academic institutions across India. Elsevier provided quantitative analyses from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, and applications were judged by a panel of 19 subject experts from India's academic community. The awards were given to winners in 5 multi disciplinary subject categories.

NASI - Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2018 Winners

Agriculture, Plant Sciences and Rural Development

Dr. Jitender Giri, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi

Biomedical Research and Healthcare

Dr. Maddika Subba Reddy, Group Leader and Staff Scientist- V, CDFD, Hyderabad

Environmentally Sound Sustainable Development

Dr. Vimal Chandra Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee

Innovation in Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr. Ajay Singh Karakoti, Associate Professor, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad

Women in Science

Dr. Zhumur Ghosh, Bose Institute, Kolkata

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Television Coverage on Rajya Sabha TV:

Vice President's Speech | NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2018

Scientists must address challenges like climate change, global warming: Vice President

Television Interview of Dr. Jitender Giri, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi

Press release:

Elsevier: Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, awards honors to winners of the 2018 NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards

VP  secretariat:Advancement of Science & Technology, inclusive approach is crucial to become a developed nation_ VP

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