Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar

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The nominations for Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar 2024 awards are invited on Award Portal of Ministry of Home Affairs from 14th January 2024 to 28th February 2024.

About Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar

  • The Government of India has announced the “Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar” in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation.
  • The National Award recognizes outstanding and inspiring scientific, technological and innovation contributions of researchers, technologists and innovators.
  • The awards shall be given in following four categories:
    • Vigyan Ratna (VR): Maximum of three awards to be bestowed to recognize lifetime achievements & contributions made in a given field of Science and Technology.
    • Vigyan Shri (VS): Maximum of 25 awards to be given to recognize the distinguished contributions in the given field of Science and Technology.
    • Vigyan Yuva: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (VY-SSB) award: Maximum of 25 awards to be given to recognize and encourage young scientists who made an exceptional contribution in the given field of Science and Technology.
    • Vigyan Team (VT) award: Maximum of three awards may be awarded to a team comprising three or more scientists/researchers/innovators who have made an exceptional contribution working in a team in a given field of Science and Technology.
  • It shall be given in the following 13 domains, namely: Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Science, Earth Science, Medicine, Engineering Sciences, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Technology & Innovation, Atomic Energy, Space Science and Technology, and Others.
  • The awards this year are being coordinated by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • The awards shall be announced on National Technology Day (11th May).
  • The Award Ceremony for all categories of awards will be held on National Space Day (23rd August).

Q1) What is Innovation?

Innovation is the systematic practice of developing and marketing breakthrough products and services for adoption by customers.

Source: Call for Nominations announced under Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar 2024 in the field of Science, Technology, and Innovation