Elsevier and NASI Honor Promising Young Scientists in India for their Excellence in Academic Research
NEW DELHI, August 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Nine young scientists in India announced as winners of NASI-Scopus Young
Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, and the National Academy of Sciences, India
(NASI) [http://www.nasi.org.in ] honor the academic research achievement of nine young
scientists at the 7th NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards.
The ceremony, held yesterday at The Park Hotel, New Delhi, was attended by more than
150 guests representing India’s top scientific fraternity, including Shri S. Jaipal Reddy,
Honorable Minister of Science & Technology of the Ministry of Earth Sciences India, who
presented the awards.
Recognizing India’s increasing contribution to world science, Elsevier first launched
the Scopus Young Scientist Awards in 2006 to honor the talent, knowledge and expertise of
India’s early career researchers.
Elsevier’s collaboration with NASI began in 2009 when the award was officially
institutionalized within the Indian scientific community. The award honors researchers who
are building their careers in academic research and is designed to help them gain
recognition of their work.
Into the seventh year, the Scopus Young Scientist Awards attracted more than 600
applications from multiple premier research institutions from across the country.
Applications were judged by a distinguished panel of 37 subject matter experts from
India’s academic community. The jury looked at: the quality and number of publications,
fellowships of academies, awards and grants received, relevance of the scientific work and
its outcome, and the overall presentation and discussion at the in person meeting. Special
consideration was also given to novel ideas and innovations which have potential for
future research and commercial application.
The nine selected winners represent academic research excellence in nine different
fields of science which will help drive innovation and development at a national level.
The winners are:
Dr. Mukesh Jain
Staff Scientist, National Institute of Plant Genome Research -New Delhi
Dr. Sathyanarayana Gummadi
Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology -Chennai
Dr. Tapas Kumar Maji
Associate Professor – Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences
Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
Dr. Yogesh M. Joshi
Associate Professor – Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Dr. L Sunil Chandran
Associate Professor – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Dr. Surinder Singh Rana
Assistant Professor- Post Graduate Institute of Medical education and Research,
Dr. Soma Veugopal Rao
Associate Professor, University of Hyderabad
Dr. K Jaishankar
Senior Assistant Professor – Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu
“It is a pleasure for our academy to be associated with Elsevier for the Scopus Young
Scientist Awards to promote excellence and nurture creativity in science. I hope our
collaboration will continue with vigor in years to come and am confident that the
NASI-Elsevier Scopus Young Scientist Awards program will play its commendable role in
future,” said Dr. K. Kasturirangan, President, National Academy of Sciences India.
“At Elsevier, we are very excited to be supporting and nurturing Indian research not
only through our high-quality content and innovative solutions, but also through events
like the Scopus Awards. Through our partnership with the National Academy of Sciences,
India, we have been able to bring even more talented individuals to the award ceremony,
making this experience all the more meaningful. In this way, the Scopus Awards both honor
the excellent work of young scientists and bring together a dynamic group of researchers
at the ceremony – we’re recognizing and building on the outstanding research being done in
India today,” said Youngsuk “Y.S.” Chi, Chairman of Elsevier.
Founded in the year 1930, the National Academy of Sciences, India is the oldest
Science Academy of the country and is located at Allahabad. The main objective of the
Academy was to provide a national forum for the publication of research work carried out
by Indian scientists and to provide opportunities for exchange of views among them.
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of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities. Scopus was
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