Swarnajayanti Fellowship for 2017-18, instituted on the 50th Independence day of India, is awarded to 14 academicians. The fellowship recognises young scientists with a proven track record, and the selected candidates will get special assistance and support from the government, which will enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology. The award includes financial support to peruse research for a period of five years, and the young scientists are also provided grants for equipment and other facilities.
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This year’s winners include Sripada S V Rama Sastry form Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali and Sebastian C Peter from the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru in the Chemical Sciences discipline. KG Arun from Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai and GV Pavan Kumar from IISER, Pune in Physical Science.
From Life Sciences discipline Girdhari Lal from National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, Chandrima Das from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, and Arun Kumar Shukla from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Mayank Vatsa from Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi, Yogesh Singh Chauhan from IIT Kanpur, and Ashish Kumar Sen from IIT Madras won the fellowship in the category of Engineering Sciences.
From Mathematical Sciences Saket Saurabh from Indian Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, and Parthanil Roy from Indian Statistical Institute, Bengaluru were shortlisted.