IISER Mohali scientist amongst 14 awarded Swarna Jayanti Fellowships
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
Dr. Mahender Singh from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER) is amongst the 14 scientists who have been awarded Swarna Jayanti Fellowships, who were associated with projects containing innovative research idea and with potential of making impact on R&D in the respective disciplines. The awards were announced, today.
Besides IISER Mohali scientist amongst 14 awarded Swarna Jayanti Fellowships for 2018-19, also includes Dr Sheetal Ghandotra, Dr Jitender Giri,Dr Rakesh Singh Laishram,Dr Vishal Rai,Dr Kanishka Biswas,Dr Gopalan Rajaram,Dr Apporva Khare,Dr Subimal Ghosh,Dr Samrajit Karmakar,Dr Arjun Bagchi,Dr Anindya Das,Dr Yogesh Simmhan,Dr Shewata Aggarwal.he scientists, selected for the award through a rigorous three-tier process, will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with freedom and flexibility.
The Swarna Jayanti Fellowships scheme was instituted by Government of India to commemorate India’s fiftieth year of independence. Under this scheme, a selected number of young scientists, with proven track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology.
The awardees are supported by Department of Science & Technology, for fellowship and research. This will cover all the requirements for performing the research and include a fellowship of Rs 25,000/- per month as well as a research grant of 5 lakh Rupees for 5 years in addition to their salary. Out of the 443 applicants, 14 scientists have been finally selected this time for this scientist specific fellowship.