Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards

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Recently, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced the list of awardees for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) awards for 2022.

About Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards

  • The award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) India, the late Dr Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.
  • The Prize is given each year for outstanding contributions to science and technology.
  • Nature of the Prize
    • It carries prizes amount of Rs 5,00,000 (Rupees five lakh only).
    • It is given for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental in the following disciplines: (i) Biological Sciences, (ii) Chemical Sciences, (iii) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, (iv) Engineering Sciences, (v) Mathematical Sciences, (vi) Medical Sciences and (vii) Physical Sciences. 
  • Eligibility
    • Any citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years as reckoned on 31st 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.
    • 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.  
  • In awarding the Prize, the Governing Body of CSIR is guided by the recommendations of the Advisory Committees constituted with the approval of the Chairman of the Governing body of CSIR.
  • The names of the recipients are made public on 26 September, the CSIR Foundation Day by the Director General, CSIR.


Q1) Who is  an Overseas Citizen of India?

Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) is a special immigration status and lifelong visa granted to foreign citizens of Indian origin, as well as certain foreign spouses of Indian citizens and other eligible individuals.

Source: After a year’s delay, CSIR’s Bhatnagar awards for 2022 Announced