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Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize For Science and Technology Regulations & Proforma
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize
For Science and Technology
Regulations & Proforma
COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVLOPMENT GROUP
NEW DELHI
INDIA
2015
Regulations Governing the Award of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize
For Science and Technology
PREAMBLE
1. The award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
(CSIR), the late Dr (Sir) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar and is known as the ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar
(SSB) Prize for Science and Technology’.
2. The Prize is given each year for outstanding contributions to science and technology.
NATURE
3. SSB Prizes, each of the value of Rs 5,00,000 (Rupees five lakh), are awarded annually for
notable and outstanding research, fundamental or applied, in the following disciplines:
(1) Biological
(2) Chemical
(3) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary (4) Engineering
(5) Mathematical (6) Medical and
(7) Physical Sciences.
PURPOSE
4. Recognition of outstanding Indian work in science and technology.
ELIGIBILITY
5. Any citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of
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45 years as reckoned on 31 December of the year preceding the year of the Prize. Overseas
citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
6. The Prize is bestowed on a person who, in the opinion of CSIR, has made conspicuously
important and outstanding contributions to human knowledge and progress – fundamental or
applied – in the particular field of endeavour, which is his/her specialization.
7. The Prize is awarded on the basis of contributions made through work done primarily in India
during the five years preceding the year of the Prize. (For this purpose ‘primarily’ will mean ‘for
the most part’)
AWARD OF THE PRIZE
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In awarding the Prize, the Governing Body of CSIR is guided by the recommendations of the
Advisory Committees constituted under clause 10.
NOMINATION
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Names of candidates may be proposed by a member of the Governing Body of CSIR; Presidents
of academies of all-India character; Vice Chancellors of Indian Universities; deemed Universities
and Institutions of national importance; Deans of Science, Engineering, Medical, Agriculture, and
Technology Faculties; Directors of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT); Directors General of
the major R&D Organizations, such as the Defence Research & Development Organization, the
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the Indian Council of Medical Research, India
Meteorological Department; Chairmen of Atomic Energy Commission, Oil & Natural Gas
Corporation, etc.; Directors of CSIR Laboratories/ Institutes, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Physical Research Laboratory, Indian Association for
the Cultivation of Science, etc.; Secretaries of the Government Science Departments like the
Department of Atomic Energy, the Department of Biotechnology, the Department of Environment,
the Department of Information Technology, the Department of Ocean Development, the
Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the
Department of Space; etc., Member in-charge (Science) in the Planning Commission; and the
former Bhatnagar Prize Awardees.
University Faculties should recommend scientists working in their institutions only and route
nominations through their respective Vice Chancellors, while the Faculties in IITs are required to
send their nominations through their Directors. The Directors General of the R&D Organizations
and the Chairmen of Commissions may sponsor names of scientists working in their respective
organizations. The Directors of CSIR laboratories/ institutes can nominate candidates in
disciplines of their interest irrespective of the fact whether they are working in CSIR laboratories/
institutes or outside. The recipient of a Bhatnagar Prize can send nomination of one person only
for each year’s award. Nominations from other individuals sponsoring their own names or of
others are not acceptable. Each nomination, as per the prescribed pro-forma, should be
accompanied by a detailed statement of work and attainments of the nominee and a critical
assessment report (not more than 500 words) bringing out the importance of significant research
and development contributions of the nominee made during the five years preceding the year of
the Prize. Nominations not made as per prescribed format are unacceptable.
A candidate once nominated would be considered for a total period of three years, if agewise eligible. Once such a nomination has been received, CSIR may correspond directly with
the nominator for supplementary information, if necessary. In case a nominee has resigned from
his present position in India and has gone abroad, his nomination would become invalid
immediately.
Nominations addressed to Scientist Incharge, SSB YSA Unit, Human Resource Development
(HRD) Group, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012 should be sent as
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per the prescribed proforma (original + four copies) latest by 31 March 2015.
A CD/ DVD/USB flash drive is also required containing digital photograph (JPEG format), duly
filled proforma and significant publications (PDF format) of the nominee.
The details of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize For Science and Technology and the
prescribed proforma for nomination may be obtained from above address or may also be
downloaded from our website: http://csirhrdg.res.in
ADVISORY COMMITTEES
10 The Advisory Committees for each year’s award are constituted with the approval of the
Chairman of the Governing body of CSIR. The Committees consist of at least six experts
including at least one former Bhatnagar Awardee in the respective discipline. On receipt of
nominations for a particular year, CSIR circulates the list of nominees along with the detailed
statement of work and attainments of each candidate to all members of the Advisory Committee
related to the concerned discipline. CSIR convenes meetings of the various Advisory
Committees in consultation with the Chairmen, for selecting the recipients of the SSB Prizes. The
composition of various Committees, the information submitted for their scrutiny, the proceedings
of the meetings and the procedure for consideration of the nominations, other than as detailed
herein, are kept confidential.
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11 Where the recommendation for the Prize is unanimous or not less than 2/3 of the members of
the Advisory Committee have agreed to one name (or maximum of two names in case they are
judged to be of equivalent merit), the recommendations are submitted to CSIR for approval.
12 The award of the Prize in a specific discipline may be withheld by CSIR in any year, if, in the
opinion of the Advisory Committee, no sufficiently meritorious candidate is found suitable in that
year.
PRESENTATION
13 The names of the recipients are made public on 26 September, the CSIR Foundation Day by the
Director General, CSIR.
14 The Prizes are awarded at a formal presentation ceremony arranged by CSIR. At the ceremony,
a suitable citation on work of the recipient of the Prize is read out.
15 The SSB Awardee should give a lecture in the area of the award, especially in a small college or
a CSIR laboratory preferably away from the Awardee’s city for dissemination of science. HRDG
can help by providing TA/DA for this.
16 In all matters of award of SSB Prizes, the decision of CSIR shall be final
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Human Resource Development Group
CSIR Complex, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012
SHANTI SWARUP BHATNAGAR PRIZE
FOR SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY
NOMINATION PROFORMA FOR THE YEAR 2015
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Original + four copies must be forwarded latest by 31 March 2015. A CD/DVD/USB flash drive
is also required containing digital photograph (JPEG format), duly filled proforma and
significant publications (PDF format) of the nominee.
Nominee
Photograph
1. Name of the nominee in Full:
(Both in English and Hindi)
2. (a) Date and place of birth (Enclose certificate of the age duly attested) :
(b) Nationality:
(c)
Gender: M/F
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(d) Age as on 31 Dec 2014: ___ Year(s)__ Month(s)__ Day(s)
3. Address with Telephone / Mobile / Fax / e-mail:
(a) Complete Official:
( c) Mobile:
(b) Residential Address::
(d) email :
4. Discipline under which to be considered (only one to be marked/ encircled):
(i) Biological (ii) Chemical (iii) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary (iv) Engineering
(v) Mathematical (vi) Medical and (vii) Physical Sciences
5. Nominee's field of specialization:
6. Academic Qualifications (Bachelor's Degree onwards) [in a tabular form (Please strictly follow specimen-I)]
Title of the Ph D thesis and name of the guide
7. Date of joining the Institution (Designation & Scale)
8. Positions held earlier (in chronological order) [in a tabular form (Please strictly follow specimen-II)]:
9. Details of CSIR Fellowship/ Associateship held, if any or from other sources/ agencies.
(Indicate dates of joining & leaving):
10. (a) Significant foreign assignments (Please strictly follow specimen-III):
(b) Total time spent abroad during last five years: ___ Year__ Month__ Day
11. Names, correspondence address (with email) and broad area of specialization of 10 Distinguished
Scientists including five(5) in India in the area (As possible referees):
Name
Complete Address
Specialization
Email Id
(with designation & department)
12. (a) Significant contributions to science and/ or technology development by the nominee based on the work
done in India during most part of last 5 years (in about 500 words). Specific reference is to be made to
research papers published and patents taken in this context:
(b) Summarise the most significant work of the nominee on which the recommendation is based
(in 50 words):
(c) Impact of the contributions in the field concerned, basic or applied:
(d) Places where work of last 5 years has been referred/ cited in Books, Reviews: give Citation Index of
the contribution as follows:
(i) Paper
Name of the
Year of
Author who
publication
Name of
Journal
Volume
Page No
Publisher
Volume
Page No
has cited
(ii) Book
Name of the
Year
Author who
has cited
(e) Names of the industries in which the technology (ies) has (have) been used (give the production
figures of products):
13.
Have the achievements already been recognised by Awards by any learned body. If so, the name of
the body, award and the year of award may be given. (A copy of the citation should be enclosed):
14. Is the nominee a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy / Indian Academy of Sciences / National
Academy of Sciences / others (give details):
15. Has the nominee delivered invited lecture(s) in India / abroad and/ or chaired any scientific International
Conference Symposium (give details):
16 (a)* List of nominee's 10 most significant publications. [Reprints to be enclosed as annexure 16(a).
Softcopy of reprints in PDF are also required]:
(b)* List of nominee's 5 most significant publications during the last 5 years [Reprints of two most
significant publications to be enclosed as annexure 16(b). Softcopy of reprints in PDF are also
required):
(c)* List of nominee's 5 most significant publications from out of work done in India during the last five
years:
Enclose as annexure 16 (c )
(d)* Complete list of publications in standard refereed journals:
Enclose as annexure 16 (d)
(e)* Complete list of publications with foreign collaborators (indicating nominee status as author):
Enclose as annexure 16 (e)
(f)* List of papers published in Conferences /Symposia/ Seminars, etc.:
Enclose as annexure 16 (f)
(g)* List of the most outstanding Technical Reports/ Review Articles:
Enclose as annexure 16 (g)
17. Statement regarding collaboration with scientists abroad.
18. (a) List of Patents taken, if any:
(b) Total number of patents granted in last five years:
19. Details of Books published, if any:
20. Any additional information of relevance:
Certified that information given in the above pro-forma is correct.
Place
Nominator Signature
Date
Nominator name
Designation and complete address with email address
* Listing of publications should be done in three columns giving:
(i) Names of all the authors as they appear in each paper
(ii) Title of the paper, and
(iii) Name of the journal, volume, year and page
Note:
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The prescribed pro-forma (Original + Four copies) should be neatly typewritten giving complete information
about the nominee should be sent to
Scientist Incharge – SSB YSA Unit
Human Resource Development Group
CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012
Email [email protected]
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Please strictly follow prescribed format for filling up nomination proforma. Incomplete nomination
proforma will not be considered.
Digital photograph (JPEG format), duly filled proforma and reprints (PDF format) of the nominee.
Please mention current correspondence address, email and broad area of specialization of the
10 Distinguished Scientists as possible referees under Serial no 11.
Each copy of the pro-forma should be properly tagged.
Please do not attach any testimonial.
Enclose attested copy of certificate of age
Check List
 Dully filled proforma (Original + Four copies)
 A CD/ DVD/ USB Flash Drive containing
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I.
Digital photograph (in JPEG format)
II.
Softcopy of duly filled proforma and reprints (in PDF format)
Attested copy of certificate of age.
6. Specimen-I (Qualifications)
S No
Degree
Subject
Class
Year
University
CGP marks
1
B Sc (Hons)
Chemistry
(Main)
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I
Additional
Particulars
1982
Madras
87 %
I Rank
Gold
Botany
Medalist
Zoology
2
M Sc
Chemistry
st
I
1984
Madras
I Rank
1989
Bombay
Thesis
9.2
3
Ph D
Chemistry of
Transitional
adjudged
Metal
Complexes
4
Post-Doc
Chemical
Research
Technology
Excellent
1991-92
Leeds
U.K.
Work
8. Specimen-II (Positions held from the beginning)
S No
Period
Place of Employment
Designation
Scale of pay
1
May 89-Aug 91
CLRI Madras
Scientist B
Rs 700-1400 (Then)
2
Sep 91-Aug 92
University of Leeds, UK
Exchange Scholar
Indo-UK Exchange
Programme
3
Sep 92 till date
Hyderabad University
Professor
Rs 4500-7000
10. Specimen-III (All Visits Abroad)
S No
Institute/ country visited
Period of visit
From
Purpose of visit
To
1
01-08-95
31-05-96
Purdue University
Teaching
2
01-05-00
30-06-00
Singapore University
Research
3
04-02-02
14-02-02
Texas, USA
Intl. Conference
For further information kindly contact:
Dr Rajesh Luthra
Head
Human Resource Development Group
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa
New Delhi 110 012
Tel.: (011) 25848632, 25841568
Fax: (011) 2584 0887
Website: www.csirhrdg.res.in
Inderpal Singh, Principal Scientist
Manish Bhardwaj, Scientist
Tel.: (011) 2584 6777
Last date for receipt of nominations for SSB Prize:
E-mail: [email protected]
31st March 2015
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