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The VASVIK Research Awards are given with the aim of promoting industrial research, Science and technology in India. These awards are presented in the following categories to scientists and researchers who have excelled in their particular field. Click on desired field to view detailed list of Award Winners.

Agricultural Sciences & Technology


2021 Dr. A. Kumaresan
Principal Scientist
ICAR-NDRI, Bengaluru
For his contribution in basic and applied research on rice genetics and breeding.
2020 Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan
For his contribution to the Genetic Stock Identification (GSI), species inventory, taxonomy, breeding and seed production of threatened and important species for mariculture, which has helped improve scientific knowledge on indian fishery.
2019 Dr. A.K. Singh
IARI, New Delhi
For his contribution in basic and applied research on rice genetics and breeding
2018 Dr. Amrish Kumar Tyagi
PS & Head, Animal Nutrition Division, NDRI, Karnal
For his contribution towards developing technologies to produce conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)-rich milk and ghee. Ruminant fat is the only significant source of CLA in the human diet to provide health benefits such as anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous and anti-obesity by reducing the risk of cardio-vascular and other diseases.
2017 Dr. Shelly Praveen
Head & Principal Scientist, Division of Biochemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi
For employing latest biotechnological tools and viral ‘R’ genes for developing virus-resistant plants with no footprints of any exogenous protein.
2016 Dr. Pritam Kalia
Principal Scientist, Division of Vegetable Sciences, IARI, New Delhi
Understanding of genetic mechanism for hybrid breeding and development of nutraceutical-rich varieties of vegetables through traditional and molecular breeding.
2015 Dr. M. S. Chauhan
Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG), Makhdoom, Mathura (UP)
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) of embryos in cattle, buffalo, goat and yak, production of embryonic stem cell lines in buffalo cloning in buffalo and Ovum pick up (OPU) – IVF technology in cattle and yak. These technologies have helped produce superior quality animals — cloned buffaloes, Sahiwal cattle and yak in the country.
2014 Dr. P. K. Mukherjee
Scientific Officer G, Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology, Division, B.A.R.C, Mumbai.
For the development of technology to cultivate the most widely used bio-control fungus Trichoderma and for the development of novel genes and gene products for use in agriculture for biological control of plant diseases.
2013 Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Senior Principal Scientist, Biotechnology Division, CSIR- IHBT, Palampur,H.P.
For the development of technology of a novel enzyme “Superoxide dismutase” (SOD) associated with controlling oxygen toxicity arising out of oxidative stress in any living system.
2012 Dr. T. K. Srinivasa Gopal
Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin
For development of Technology for Processing, Packaging and preservation of fish and other sea food products and for producing thermoformed trays – replacement for imported HDP containers.
2011 Dr. T. R. Sharma
Principal Scientist, NRC on plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi
He has conducted genome sequencing projects for crops like rice, tomato, pigeonpea (Toor Dal), mesorhizobium mango and puccinia.
2010 Dr. Subodh Kumar Bhatnagar
Professor & Head, SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut
He has contributed significantly to Agro Science based on fundamentals of Agro growth and increased crop yields.
2009 Dr. K. Gopakumar
Former Deputy Director General (Fisheries) ICAR, New Delhi
For his contribution in research of structure, composition and biosynthesis of fatty acids in tropical fish, microbiology, Processing, development of fisheries products and waste utilization resulting into many novel and attractive processes.
2008 Dr. W. S. Lakra
Vice Chancellor & Director, Central Inst. of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
For developing DNA barcoding of a variety of Indian fish species and of fish cell and tissue culture techniques.
2007 Dr. R. K. Jain
Head, Division of Plant Pathology,
IARI, New Delhi
For development of virus resistant transgenic crop varieties of groundnut and papaya.
2006 Dr. D. D. Patra
Scientist G & Head Agronomy & Soil Science, CIMAP, Lucknow
For the development of the scientific understanding of the N 2fixation method and development of a slow release urea formulation for sustained availability of Nitrogen for plants and maintenance of soil fertility.
2005 Dr. Paramvir Singh Ahuja
I.H.B.T., Palampur
For Development of tea biotechnology consisting of micro propagated shoots on seedlings, characterising and DNA fingerprinting of tea germplasm and Catechinbiosynthetic pathway in tea.
2004 Dr. C. Chattopadhyay
NRC on Rapeseed Mustard, Bharatpur
For Development of integrated disease management in oilseeds and vegetable crops using eco-friendly strategies, plant extracts and identification of disease resistance in oilseed crops.
2003 Dr. Naseema Beevi

Dr. Thomas Biju Mathew

Dr. K. Saradamma
Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani

For Development of Eco-Friendly pest control of coconut and palm health care practices.
2002 Dr. R. K. Pathak
Central Institute for Sub-tropical Horticulture, Lucknow
For development of agro-techniques for aonla, cultivation on sodic land, rejuvenation of mango, plant nutrient management and pest management.
2001 Dr. Subhas Chandra Mukherjee
Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
For development of Polyvalent Vaccine for immunization against aeromonas hydrophila.
2000 Dr. P. Ananda Kumar
IARI, Delhi
For development of fruit borer resistant Bt strains for brinjal, tomato, potato and cabbage.
1999 Dr. T. S. Verma 
IARI Regional, HP


Dr. S. Joshi

Dr. P. C. Thakur
Principal Scientists, IARI

For development of a variety of Paprika for Oleroresin extraction. The variety Kt P1-19 has been produced and distributed to commercial units for Oleroresin extraction and powder making.
1998 Prof. Jeevan Prakash Verma
Plant Pathology, IARI, New Delhi
Development of bacterial damage control of cotton.
Dr. Om Prakash Govila  
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Development of Downy mildew resistant hybrid for breeding of pollinator.
1997 Dr. Y. R. Sarma 
Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut
Contribution to disease control of black pepper, cardamom, ginger and cashew.
1996 Dr. Raj Krishan Gupta
A.D.G (Soil) I.C.A.R.
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi
Development of nutrient sorption of alkali soil, salt tolerance of  plants, tree sapling in saline soil and skimming fresh water from saline ground water.
1995 Dr. V. Arunachalam
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai

Shri M. S. Swaminathan 
Research Foundation, Chennai

Rationalizing genetic concepts in plant breeding.
1994 Dr. Rattan Lal Yadav 
Cropping Systems Research Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Meerut
Developing of Integrated Nutrient Supply and Management system for Soil Fertility and Productivity of sugarcane.
1993 Dr. Jawaharlal Sehgal
National Bureau of Soil Survey, Nagpur
Developed a 3-tier resource mapping methodology using image interpretation, field surveys and cartography. Soil resource mopping and agro-ecological zoning have provided rationale to take land use planning decisions for increased agricultural production on sustainable basis.
1992 Dr. Shanti Lal Mehta 
Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
New Delhi
Significant research contributions have been made in the areas of Genetic Engineering of Lathyrus sativus to obtain low toxin cultivar molecular mechanism of storage protein biosynthesis in high lysine cereals, Co-sensitivity of cytochrome oxides differences in plants and nutrition.
1991 Dr. Raj Mani Pandey For his pioneering work in tissue culture especially pertaining to the cultivation of papayas of a known sex type is one of the most speedy and cost-effective methods to date.
1990 Dr. Yash Pal Abrol  Elucidated the biosynthesis of a number of cyanogenic compounds.
1989 Dr. Anupam Varma For developing technologies for quick and reliable diagnosis of viral and mycoplasmal diseases (VMDs) of crop plants.
1988 Dr. G. S. Sekhon 
Potash Research Inst. Of India, Gurgaon
Studies on soil potassium, evaluation of phosphorus Fertilizers, soil testing, plant analysis, environmental pollution leading to optimum use of fertilizers and nutrients.
1987 Dr. S. M. Patel
Indian Institute of Low Resistance
Improvement of existing agricultural pump sets. Development of low resistance foot valve for lift irrigation.
1986 Dr. S. C. Mohapatara 
Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar
Poultry Breeding commercial exploitation of IL-I-80 Strain.
Dr. Dalbir Singh 
College of Agriculture PAU, Ludhiana
Poultry Breeding leading to commercial exploitation of two strains PB – I and
Pb – II.
1985 Dr. Inder Pal Abrol  
Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Haryana
Research and Development of Salt affected soils. Reclamation and utilization of Alkali soils for agriculture and agro forestry.
1984 Dr. S. Bhaskaran
Hindustan Level Research Centre, Bombay
Plant Tissue Culture-application to Coconut plantation, cardamon, sugarcane and tomato.
1983 Dr. Akhtar Hussain 
Central Institute of Medical & Aromatic Plants Lucknow
Development of Agro Technology including disease control, cultivation and processing of Medicinal plants and essential oil bearing plants.
Dr. B. R. Tyagi  
Plant Breeding Centre Institute of Control, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Lucknow
Development of Agro Technology including disease control, cultivation and processing of Medicinal plants and essential oil bearing plants.
1982 Dr. S. K. Sinha  
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Cultivation practices of pulses and wheat selection of mutants’ responsive irrigation photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation in pulses.
1981 Dr. B. H. Katarki   
Agricultural Research Station Dharwad (Karnataka State)
Cotton research leading to development and release to varalaxmi, Jayalaxmi, Soubhagya and DB-3-12 varieties and various hybrids.
1980 Dr. E. A. Siddiq
Division of Genetics Indian Agricultural
Research Institute New Delhi
Physiochemical and genetic aspects of rice quality leading to quick maturing varieties of basmati rice.
1979 Dr. N. Ganga Prasad Rao
National Research Centre, Hyderabad
The improvement of oilseeds, Pulses and discovery of apomixes in sorghum.
1978 Dr. S. H. Patil 
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Bombay
Development of 20 Trombay groundnut varieties with use of mutations giving more oil content and higher yields per hectare.
Dr. G. S. Venkatraman  
Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi
Algology-biological Nitrogen fixation by blue-green Algae and its utilization for rice cultivation.
1977 Dr. C. T. Patel 
Research Project Co-ordinator I.C.M.F. Surat
Evolution of varied types of cotton and Hybrid-4 variety in particular.
Shri M. J. Balkrishna Rao 
Geneticist Botanist central Rice Research Institute Cuttack (Orissa)
Development of varieties of rice like Padma, Krishna and Bala.
1976 Dr. G.J. Patel 
Project Co-ordinator (Tobacco),
Agricultural University Anand
High Yield hybrid variety of bidi tobacco.

Biological Sciences & Technology


2021 Dr. Diwan S. Rawat
University of Delhi, New Delhi
For his contribution in synthesis of small organic molecules as potential anti-cancer, anti-parkinsonian and anti-tuberculosis drugs using molecular hybridisation technique.
2020 Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty
Senior Scientist
CSIR-Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology,
New Delhi
For his successful demonstration of reprogramming patient-derived Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) into Induced Pluripotent Cells (IPSCs).
Dr. Souvik Maiti
Principal Scientist
CSIR-Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology,
New Delhi
For his contribution to our current understanding of drug development and Toxicity. He has designed, developed and applied small molecules, nanoparticles and molecular tools for chemically
modulating gene expression by targeting nucleic acid structures.
2019 Dr. P. Sharat Chandra
Professor & Head, Neurosurgery
AIIMs, New Delhi
For his contribution to the development of Epilepsy and spine surgery– bloodless surgery to make a very complex procedure Chemispherotomy very safe, effective and highly minimally invasive.
2018 Dr. Pankaj Seth
Scientist VI and Professor, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon
For development of human neutral stemcell model system, which has advanced our knowledge in the area of healthy and diseased brain functions.
2017 Dr. Shyam Sundar
Professor of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
For his pioneering work on rapid rK39 strip test which has resulted in breakthrough in the treatment of Kala-azar. There is a global application of this tool for the diagnosis of kala-azar.
2016 No Award
2015 Dr. K. S. M. S. Raghavarao
Chief Scientist, Department of Food Engineering, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore
Application of principles of Chemical Engineering for process and product/ equipment development in the area of food engineering and biotechnology.
2014 Prof. Pradeep Ratilal Vavia
Professor of Pharmaceutics Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
For developing the Novel Drug Delivery Systems, Synthesis and application of novel polymers and excipients and targeted drug delivery in cancer treatment.
2013 Dr. Rohit Srivastava
Associate Professor, Department of Biosciences and Bioenginering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
For development of a portable urine analysis systemuChek – a low cost smartphone based urine dipstick reader.
2012 Dr. Nihar Ranjan Jana
Professor, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon
For his pioneering work in identifying two Ubiquitin Ligases (CHIP and Ube 3a) as important molecules that can enhance the clearance of mutant proteins in plyglutamine neurodegenerative disorders like Huntington’s Disease (HD).
2011 Dr. Anirban Basu
Associate Professor, National Brain Research Center, Haryana
He has discovered that activated microglia aggravate brain damage suppressors of central neurons system inflammation have a beneficial effect in a mouse model of JE.
2010 Prof. Arvind M. Lali
Prof. of Chemical Engg. & Head, DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences, ICT, Mumbai
He has contributed extensively in the area of bioprocessing and enzyme catalysis especially developing novel technology solutions for the modern day biotech and biopharma industry in India and abroad. Has developed a novel basic technology platform for India’s first major cellulosic Bio ethanol pilot plant.
2009 Prof. Kasturi Datta
Distinguished Biotechnology Prof. DBT, School of Environmental Sciences, New Delhi
She has contributed in the advancement of identifying a human novel gene habpl and its biological function in cellular signaling.
2008 No Award
2007 Dr. Navin Khanna
Senior Scientist & Group Leader, ICGEB, New Delhi
For development of Hepatitis B Vaccine & diagnostic kits.
2006 Dr. A. Ahmed
Senior Scientist E-II National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
For development of the technique for the synthesis of nano – materials mimicking biological systems & processes.
2005 Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari
Director General CSIR, New Delhi
For Development of structural flexibility of DNA, molecular analysis of genetic disorders and predictive markers of complex disorders.
2004 Dr. Balram Bhargava
AIIMS, New Delhi
For Development of coronary stent using platinum-iridium alloy for angioplasty.
2003 Dr. S. P. S. Khanuja
Director CIMAP, Lucknow
For development of elite chemo types of medicinal plants high value crops for agriculture and molecular markers for engineering the genotypes of plants.
2002 Dr. Mrs. Kiran Katoch 
Dy. Dir. & Head, Central JALMA Institute for Leprosy, Agra
For development of vaccine for immunotherapy and immunoprophylaxis of leprosy.
2001 Dr. Sudhanshu Vrati
Staff Scientist, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
For contribution in treatment of Japanese Encephalitis, major epidemic form of brain infection of children.
2000 Dr. Girish Sahni 
Scientist E II (CSIR).
For development of Streptokinase for treatment of myocardial infarction.
1999 Dr. P. V. Subba Rao
President, The U B Group
For development of biotechnologies such as Hydroxycitrisol.
1998 Dr. Rabindranath Mukhopadhyaya
Cell & Development Pathology Division, Cancer Research Institute, Mumbai
Characterization of HIV isolates and developments of Western Bolt for sero detection of HIV infection.
Dr. Mrs. Surekha M. Zingde 
Chemistry division, Cancer Research Institute, Mumbai
Checkmite and Soluneem based on natural products and antidotes for snakebites from chicken egg yolk.
1997 Dr. Vijay K. Chaudhry
Delhi University
1996 Dr. N. Kochupillai
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Development of Radio-immunoassay (RIA) for eradication of nutritional iodine deficiency.
1995 Dr. Suresh Ramnath Naik
Dr. Girish Mahadeorao Bhopale 

Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd, Pune
Development of toxoplasma detection kits for antibodies in toxoplasmosis diseases.
1994 Dr. S. K. Gupta 
National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
Development of immunodiagnostic kits for pregnancy detection, streptococci infection and causative agent for rheumatic fever.
1993 Dr. Ramamoorthy Vaidyanatha Swamy

Dr. Karumuru Mallikarajana Rao 
Joint Director, Defense Research & Development Establishment Gwalior

This research team in DRDE, Gwalior has developed after intensive laboratory, field and pilot plant studies (over a period of one decade), a technology for manufacture of the new multi-insect repellent namely N, N-diethylphenylacetamide (DEPA).
1992 Dr. Lalji Singh 
Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Dr. Singh and his colleagues in the CCMB, at Hyderabad, developed a probe called Bkm-derived probe for NDA fingerprinting, As a fall out of their earlier Internationally well known work on the mechanisms of determination of sex.
1991 No Award
1990 No Award
1989 Dr. Suprabhat Ray

Dr. Ved Prakash Kamboj
Centaur Drug Research Institue, Lucknow

For having made outstanding contributions in the area of contraceptives by developing a novel non-steroidal postcoital orally effective drug Centchroman.
1988 Dr. A. F. Mascarenhas 
Scientist-F Div. of Biochemical Sciences  National Chemical Laboratory Pune
Application of plant cell culture Obtaining high multiplication rates for sugarcane Co-740 and elite varieties of cardamom for rapid clonal propagation of Eucalyptus tereticornis.
1987 Dr. V. C. Vora

Dr. M. C. Bhatia

Dr. S. K. Chatterjee 
Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow

Development of Fermentation Process Technology for converting benzaldehyde to 1-Phenyl acetyl carbinol an intermediate for 1-ephedrine hydrochloride.
1986 Dr. B. N. Dhawan :
Scientist Central Drug Research Institute Chattar Manzil Palace Lucknow
Pre-clinical and clinical evaluation leading to development of DILEX-C, CEMTOCAIN, CENTOSYN AND GUGLIP.
1985 Dr. Prabhakar Shripad Borkar

Dr. S. Ramachandran

Dr. Churya Sivaraman 
Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd. Pimpri Pune-411 018

Development of high-tech process for production of 6-APA.
1984 No Award
1983 Dr. A. P. Joshi

Dr. S. V. Gangal

Centre for Bio-Chemicals University of Delhi, New Delhi 110007

Production of Allergens for respiratory allergies. Propagation of therapy.
1982 No Award
1981 Dr. N. M. Khanna

Dr. Jagat Pal Singh Sarin

Dr. Satyawan Singh

Shri Ramesh Chandra Nandi 
Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow

Medicinal chemistry, development of new contraceptive agents, devices and drug delivery systems and drug Standardization.
1980 No Award
1979 Shri P.S. Appukuttan

Dr. Subal Bishayee

Dr. Avadesha Suroli

Dr. D. Thambi Dorai
Indian Institute of Experimental Medicine, Calcutta

Dr. Shiv Pillai Kothari
Centre of Gastro-enterology, Calcutta.

Development method of indigenous production of lectins having wide application in medicine and industry.
1978 Dr. V. Jagannathan
Dy. Director & Head, Biochemistry Division National Chemical Laboratory Pune.
Development of high-yielding virus-free sugarcane though tissue culture.
1977 No Award
1976 No Award

Chemical Sciences & Technology


2021 Prof. T. Pradeep
Professor of Chemistry
TM, Chennai
For his significant contribution to the discovery of advanced materials and phenomena to remove containments, ‘especially pesticides and arsenic, from water, He is a pioneer in nano-technology
for drinking water purification,
Dr. P. Thanikalvelan
Senior Principal Scientist
CCSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
For his ground breaking contribution to the understanding of leather making
processes from first principles in rendering them environmentally more sustainable and economically viable.
2020 Dr. Parmod S. Kumbhar
President & Chief Technology Officer
Praj Industries Led,
For his development of unique furfural technology first for an Indian company, from CS sugars derived from Biomass, which is licensed to BASF, an European Chemical Giant.
2019 Dr. N. V. Choudary
Scientist Emeritus
HPCL, Bengaluru
For development of over 40 products & processes, which include adsorbents and adsorption processes,catalyst and catalytic processes, processes chemicals for petroleum refining.
Dr. S. V. Joshi
Head, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology
ICT, Mumbai
For Introducing cost-effective technologies for many generic APIs on ‘commercial scale, leading to the availability of generic APIs to Indian population at affordable prices.
2018 Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar
Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
For contributions to the total synthesis of scarce marine natural products and organ catalysts which are globally recognized. Fourteen processes developed for semi-synthetic drugs and pharmaceuticals have been commercialized.
2017 Dr. Madhukar O.Garg
President, Refining and Petrochemicals R&D, Reliance Research and Development Center, Mumbai
For significant contributions in the area of petroleum refining and petrochemicals through commercialization of twenty-five technologies as regards solvent extraction and thirteen technologies in refining and petrochemicals.
2016 Dr A. A. Kulkarni
Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Evolution of engineering designs for several multi-phase reactors, including micro-reactors and flow reactors.
2016 Dr. R. S. Somani
Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Division, CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar
Development of technology for the manufacture of Zeolite-A (detergent builder) from sodium aluminium liquor and from low grade Kutch Bauxite.
2015 Dr. A. K. Das
Head (Refinery R&D and Process Dev), Reliance Industries Ltd., Jamnagar Refinery, Jamnagar
Development of several processes, namely Indane maximization – INDMAX,Needle coke, etc. from concept to commercialization for conversion of residues to LPG and light olefins. Setting up facilities for refinery process research and FCC laboratory; development of FCC kinetic model and marketing of refining technologies.
2014 Dr. V. V. Ranade
Dy. Director, NCL, Pune
For the development of CFD Simulation for design of chemical equipments which has been widely accepted by diverse range of chemical industry.
Dr. R. Natarajan
Director, Reprocessing Group, IGCAR, Kalpakkam
For developing process and equipments for processing and reprocessing of nuclear reactor fuel.
2013 Dr. Ulhas Kharul
Sr. Principal Scientist, CSIR – NCL, Pune
For developing technologies for manufacturing ultra-filtration membranes for drinking water purification.
Dr. A. V. R. Reddy
Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR- CSMCRI, Bhavnagar
For developing the thin film composite R. O. membrane for desalination and hollow fibre membrane technology for drinking water purification.
2012 Dr. R. B. N. Prasad
Chief Scientist & Head, IICT, Hyderabad
For developing a novel enzymatic degumming process for rice bran oil production.
Prof. B. N. Thorat
Dept. of Chemical Engg.ICT,Mumbai
For developing ‘Solar Conduction Dryer’ technology having significant potential in post harvest preservation of food products.
2011 Prof. Ashok Kumar Shukla
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
He has developed several of electrochemical energy storage systems which have been patented and some of them have been commercialized by companies in India.
Dr. Darbha Srinivas
Chief Scientist & Professor AcSIR National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
His research on solid catalyzed transesterification of fatty acid triglycerides to biodiesel has been licensed to a US Company which has built a pilot installation which is working satisfactorily.
2010 Dr. Pushpito Kumar Ghosh
Director, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar
His accomplishments cover a wide range of derived products and biofuels.These include, water desalination technologies. Innovations related to common salt production, low sodium salt, recovery of potash, production of carrageenan, biodiesel from Jatropha etc.
2009 Shri Sandip Kumar Ghosh
Director, Chemical Engg. Group, BARC, Mumbai
He has significant contribution in the process development and recovery of nuclear materials of interest to DAE from ores, intermediates and waste streams.
Dr. N. P. H. Padmanabhan
MGM Chair Professor, School of Minerals Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
He has made a Group to develop a technoeconomically viable process flow-sheet to extract Uranium from the ores of Tummalapalle, Andhra Pradesh and the process has been translated into a 3000 tpd operating industrial plant.
2008 Dr. A. J. Varma
Dy. Director (Scientist ‘G’), NCL, Pune
For contribution in the development of high pressure steam based process for the conversion of waste NCL, Pune agricultural product such as sugarcane bagasse into high value constituent polymers such as Cellulose, Hemicellulose and Lignin.
2007 Dr. V. K. Gupta
Head & Vice President, Reliance Industries Ltd, Hazira Mfg Dvn, Surat
For contribution in the development of RELCAT and series of catalyst for the manufacture of a polypropylene.
2006 Dr. R. V. Jasra
Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Ltd, Vadodara
For development of catalysis based synthesis routes for chemicals such as Styrene Epoxide, 2 ethyl – Hexanol & Food Grade Hexane which have been commercialized.
2005 Dr. A. B. Halgeri
IPCL, Baroda
For development of new generation super selective geolite based catalyst for manufacture of Para diethyl benzene (P D E B) by adsorptive separation process.
2004 Dr. K.R. Krishnamurthy
Vice President (R&D) & Head, IPCL, Baroda
For development of catalysts and catalytic processes in petrochemical and petroleum refining industries.
2003 Shri Prashant Purushottam Barve
Scientist E-II, National Chemical, Laboratory, Pune
For development of Arylamido Tert Butyl Sulfonicacid (ATBS) specialty polymers used in acrylic fibers enhanced oil recovery and water treatment.
2002 Dr. R. A. Joshi
Division of Organic Chemistry, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
For pioneering contributions in drugs and pharmaceuticals. He has developed chiral drugs such as S-amlodipine besylate as well as Vitamin B6, cetirizine hydrochloride, nevirapine, atorvastain and pioglitazone.
2001 No Award
2000 Dr. G. N. Qazi 
Director, RRL, Jammu
For development of environmentally sound fermentation process for production of D-gluconates.
1999 Dr. J. S. Yadav 
Deputy Director, IICT, Hyderabad
For his contributions in development of drugs and their intermediates and agrochemicals.
1998 Shri Maheshkumar Ramniklal Gandhi 
Central Salt & Marine Research Institute Bhavnagar
Development of detergent grade Zeolite.
1997 Dr. T. Ramasami 
Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
Development of chromium aluminum synthetic tanning agent, Alcrotan.
1996 Dr. A. B. Pandit
U D C T, Mumbai
Development of multiphase reactor and bubble dynamics in large- scale fermenter.
1995 Dr. G. D. Yadav
University Dept of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Contribution to phase transfer catalysis, flow through porous media and enhance oil recovery.
1994 Dr. M. K. Gurjar
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Contribution towards the synthesis of drugs and development of novel method for drug manufacturing.
1993 Dr. Vasant Ramchandra Choudhary
Scientist-F, Chemical Engineering Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
He has made several original contributions, with many firsts to his credit, in frontier areas of great scientific and technological
importance. National Chemical Laboratory, Pune His very recent work on the complying of exothermic and a endothermic process (by carrying out them simultaneously) in the conversion of natural gas to ethylene and syngas has eliminated most of the serious limitations of the oxidative natural gas conversion processes, thus increasing greatly their techno economical feasibility.
1992 Prof. Joshi Jyeshtharaj Bhalchandra
Professor of Chemical Engineering,
Dept. of Chemical Technology, University of Bombay, Matunga, Bombay
Developed reliable, rational and unified design procedure for mechanically agitated and sparked multiphase reactors.
1991 Shri Subramanian Sivasanker For developing catalysis and processes for the dewaxing of Petroleum fractions in the diesel and lube oil ranges.
1990  No Award

Dr. Raghunath Vitthal Chaudhari


For his outstanding contributions in the area of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Industrial Homogeneous Catalysis.

Dr. U. T. Bhalerao

Dr. A. A. Khan

Shri R.N. Parlikar 
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad

Development of Process Technology of pesticides-Chlorpyriphos
Monocrotophos, DDVP Butachior (Herbicide).

Dr. S. Sivaram
Sr. Manager (R&D)

Dr. M. Ravindranathan 
Manager (R&D) Research Centre Indian Petrochemicals Corp. Ltd. Vadodara

Development of active Copper Catalysts for hydration of acrylonitrile to acrylamine under neutral conditions a useful organic monomer.
1986 Prof. Rajinder Kumar
Chemical Engineering Indian Institute  of Science Bangalore
Development of new technologies for production of Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate and activated Carbon. Design of energy efficient domestic stoves with agricultural waste as fuel.
Dr. G. R. Venkitakrishnan
Dy. Director & Head Process Development Division National Chemical Laboratory Pune
Development of process technologies for industrial organic chemicals.
1985 Dr. Gopalakrishna Thyagarajan 
Director Central Leather Institute Adyar, Madras
Development for processes for new types of pesticides used in agriculture and for tranquilizer drugs.
1984 Dr. A. V. Rama Rao
National Chemical Laboratory Pune
Organic Chemical Synthesis of biologically active drugs, pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, vitamins, industrial chemicals and intermediates.
1983 Shri M.R. Kurup
Director, SHAR Centre
P.O. Nellore A.P
Development of propellants and propellant systems for rockets for launching of space satellites.
1982 Dr. Paul Ratnasamy :
Head, Inorganic Chemical Division.
National Chemical Laboratory Pune
Heterogeneous Catalysis-Elucidation of surface-structure of Cobalt-  Molybdenum catalyst for Petroleum Refining Iron and Lanthanum  Silicate Zeolites.

Prof. A. R. Vasudev Murthy

Prof. G. Suryan
Indian Institution of Science Bangalore

Synthetic quartz, ferromagnetic garnets and silicon leading to production of silicon based materials such as Silicon tetrachloride and ethyl silicate and electronic grade silicon.
1980 Dr. L. K. Doraiswamy
Director National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Chemical reactions engineering and chemical engineering thermodynamics leading to development of indigenous technology and production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals.



Dr. K. S. G. Doss 
Former Director
Central Electrochemical Research
Institute Karaikudi
Discovery of Faradic rectification Radio frequency Polarograhy used to determine traces of metals and unique method of determining rates of fastest electrode reaction.
Dr. Sukh Dev 
Director Malti-Chem Research Centre Nandesari
Carene Molecule, production of menthol from careen, transformation of carene into transchrysanthermic acid.
1978 Dr. N. V. Bringi
Chief Scientist Hindustan Lever Research Centre Bombay.
Upgrading and utilization of minor oils such as Kusum, Karanja Neem, rice bran oil, castor oil for manufacture of soap.
1977 No Award
1976 No Award

Electrical & Electronic Sciences & Technology

Note: Since 2001, Electrical Sciences & Technology has been merged with Electronic Sciences & Technology to form a new category called Electrical and Electronic Sciences & Technology

2021 Dr. Mayank Shrivastava
Faculty Member
IISc, Bengaluru
For his pioneering contribution in the field of applications of emerging materials like Gallium Nitride (GaN), atomically thin two-dimensional materials like Graphene and TMDCs, in electronic and electrooptic devices.
Dr. Kannan Lakshminarayan
Professor, Dept. of Engineering Design
ITM, Chennai
For successfully designing and developing high Efficiency Traction Motors for electrical vehicles and its gainful commercialisation.
2020 Dr. Yogesh Singh Chauhan
IT Kanpur
For developing World’s first Industry Standard Model for Gan HEMT Model – ASH-Gan-HEMT and pioneering work for development of compact models for futuristic devices, including GAA, NCFET, I-IV and TMD transistors.
Dr. Prabhjot Kaur
Co-founder & CEO
Esmito Solutions Pvt Ltd
For his contribution to design, development and setting up the innovative EV charging solutions and battery swapping platform as also development of Solar DC technologies & Electric vehicles.
2019 Prof. Shanthi Pavan
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
IITM, Chennai
For his fundamental contribution in the areas of analog and mixed signal VLSI design through new designs and design techniques. His contribution to integrated filters and data convertors have been used in multiple industrial products worldwide.
2018 Prof. Kiran Kuchi
Professor, Electrical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad
For invention of India’s first 5G standards essential patents and significant contribution to SEPs on low PAPR waveform “pi/2 BPSK with spectrum shaping” in 5G NR, NB-IoT TDD in 3GPP and study item on massive MIMO cloud RAN based on non-linear precoding.
2017 Prof. V. Kamakoti
Professor – Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
For development of Shakti Series of Processors – a culmination of various processor research projects. For efforts in developing computational hardware which helps build capabilities to secure and control data movement and transportation at the interfaces of computing machines.
2016 Shri Rakesh Goel
Managing Director & CEO, S.K. Dynamics Pvt. Ltd., Roorkee
For designs of power-electric systems in India, which include Motors and Motor Controls, Electromechanical Engineering, Digital Signal Processing & Processors, Embedded Software, Power Electronics, FPGA, Analog and Digital Electronics, System Engineering, Prototype Manufacturing Capability & Product Engineering.
2015 Prof. G. Venkatesh
ADI Chair Professor, Dept of EE, IIT Madras, Chennai
Contribution to the field of wireless and broadband embedded communications from India.
2014 Dr. C. S. Rao
President of Reliance Communications Ltd. Bangalore
For his contributions in development of several First time designs of network for Indian Army, Indian Navy, VSNL and Design of the Advanced Radio Network Controller SW suite for 3G/UMTS.
2013 Prof. Shabbir N. Merchant
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IITB, Mumbai
For developing solutions of signal and image processing problems faced by Indian defence and ‘A channel estimation based approach to Backoff adjustment method for MAC System’.
2012 Prof. Rudra Pratap
Professor and Chairperson, Centre for Nano Science and Engg. IISc., Bangalore
For the development of MEMS based electrostatic acoustic transducer ,FET sensor for sensing pressure/force and inertial displacements and CAPFET sensor for sensing analytic.
2011 Shri Narasimhan Venkatesh
Vice Chair., Communications and Signal Processing Societies join Chapter, IEEE, Hyderabad
He has made significant and innovative contributions to the IEEE, 802.11 series of standards for WLAN methodologies and protocols (specifically 11 b/a/g, 11a and 11ac). He was instrumental in incorporating these innovations into WLAN chipsets.
2010 Dr. Abhay Karandikar
Prof. & Head, Dept. of Electrical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
He has made pioneering contributions towards the development of technology for telecom and broadband Internet access with a specific focus on Indian service providers. He has evolved an Innovative architecture that leverages the potential of Ethernet for providing Quality of Service (QoS) based triple play services.
2009 Dr. A. N. Rajagopalan
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering IIT Madras, Chennai
He has devised novel methods to extract 3D shapes using the degree of blur in an image as a cue for depth estimation and continues to define and revolutionize this exciting area.
2008 Dr. Kumar N. Sivarajan
Chief Technology Officer, Tejas Networks India Ltd. Bangalore
For contribution in the area of communications and data transmission and sharing the same through high speed optical and other net work design and developments efficiently.
2007 No Award
2006 Shri Vinay L. Deshpande
Chairman& CEO, Encore Software Ltd, Bangalore
For development of hardware solutions such as PCs, notebooks, handheld devices and compatible software products such as machine compilers, software for modems and cell phone.
2005 Prof. M. Balakrishnan

Prof. P. V. Madhusudhan Rao

Prof. Kolin Paul
IIT, New Delhi

Shri Dipendra Manocha
National Assn for Blind New Delhi

For Development of Smart Cane for visually Challenged persons. It consist of ultrasonic ranger, vibrator and microcontroller having a range of 3 meter.
Dr. K. Radhakrishnan
Diector, NRSA (ISRO) ,Hyderabad
For Development of data acquisition system for remote sensing satellites, environment security and disaster management system.
2004 Shri V. Chander
Director, Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory, Cochin.
For Development of Sonar system for ships, submarines and helicopters.
Shri B.K.Sinha
Founder and former Director, SAMEER Mumbai.
For Development of microware, antenna, linear accelerator, integrated optics and atmospheric probing instruments.
2003 Dr. M. D. Raj Narayan
Founder& former Director DERL (DRDO) Hyderabad
For Development of Radar and Electronic warfare technologies.
Dr. R. R. Navalgund
Director, Space Applications Center, ISRO, Ahmadabad
For Development of remote sensing application programs for space application, integrated mission for sustainable Development and Disaster management support program.
2002 Mr. S. Rangarajanl
Sterling Group & Pentamedia Graphic Ltd.,

Dr. Krishna Rao Venkatesh
Spectrum Infotech, Bangalore

Mr. A. Rudhiramoorthy
Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore

For development of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) BEL model.
Mr. J. B. Venkataratnam
Electronic Manufacturing Services Div., Hyderabad

Mr. Gadde Raja Koteswara Rao
FOSAPP/ISD/ECIL, Cherlapally, Hyderabad

For For development of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) ECIL model.
2001 Dr. K. N. Shankara
Director, Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Ahmadabad
For pioneering role in design and development of variety of transponders for INSAT Communication Satellite Program.
Dr. E. Bhagirath Rao
Formerly Director, Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
For development of S-Band Troposcatter equipment for Indian Air Force.

Original Category – Electrical Sciences & Technology

2000 Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi
IIT, Chennai
For contribution to image coding,modern algorithms,wireless local loop system and direct internet access system.
1999 Prof. B. B. Bhattacharya

Prof. M. K. Kundu

Prof. C. A. Murthy
ISI, Kolkata

For development of new techniques for processing digital images.
1998 Shri A. S. Kiran Kumar
Space Apllication Centre, Ahemdabad
Development of electro optical imaging instruments for meteorological and remote sensing applications.
1997 Shri P. S. Veeraraghavan

Shri John P. Zachariah

Dr. R. Vikraman Nair
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Tiruvanathapuram

Development of Automic Launch Processing System(ALPS) for the PSLV misssion of ISRO.
1996 Prof. L. M. Patnaik
Professor, Microprocessor’s Application
Indian Institute of Science, Banglore
Pioneering contribution to computer science and engineering.
1995 Prof. M. V. Pitke
TATA Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Development of Technology for Digital Switching System.
1999 Prof. Bharathi Bhat

Prof. Shiban K. Koul
IIT, New Delhi

Development of Ka-bend Wave component and Ferrite phase shifter for defence organisations.
1993 Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar
Executive Director, Center for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune
Delivered the PARAM 8000 system on par in technology and performance with the developments in Europe. 26 installations of PARAM, 4 of which are outside India.
1992 Smt. D. Lakshmi
BEL, Bangalore
The Versatile Console Systems was designed, developed, manufactured and installed on the INS VIKRANT, INS GODAVARI, INS GANGA, and INS GOMATI. Extensive sea trials were conducted ‘on each of the above warships to commission and prove the system developed from indigenous and technological efforts for operations use.
1991 Smt. Lakshmi G. Menon
OCS, Mumbai
As Engineer-in-Charge R&D, Overseas Communication Service, responsible for installation /tests/co-ordination with supplier of computer
Controlled Telex/Telegraph Systems and for specifying new systems.
1990 Dr. Vasudev K. Aatre

Dr. G. Devarajan

Shri S. Kedarnath Shenoy

For the design & development of Airborne Sonic Processor System & Modular Fibre Optic Data Bus NPOL, Cochin.
1989 Dr. V. Prasad Kodali
Dept. of Electronics, New Delhi
For his contribution in the development of tracking radars as Project Leader for Microwave Transmit Receiver Chains. These radars are still being used as vital ground support facility for the Nation’s space program.
1988 Dr. M. S. Narasimhan
I.I.T., Madras
Developing Design Methodology of large reflector antennas and high performance feed systems. Design analysis of tropo-antennas of INDO-USSR tropolink RCPO tropo-antennas and of EMI between
DF antennas and radar reflector in a war vessel.
1987 Shri S. Rajendran
Director LRDE, DRDO, Bangalore
Development of high performance Doppler Surveillance Radar.
1986 Shri K. P. P. Nambiar
Dept. of Electronics, New Delhi
Establishment of Industrial Electronic R&D Center in India, establishment of a chain of Industrial complexes in Kerala; establishing leadership in development of Electronics Industry in India.
1985 Prof. P. V. S. Rao

Group Captain A. B. Mehta

Wing Cdr. J. R. Bankapur

Mr. Sugata Sanyal

Mr. Aniruddha Sen

Wing Cdr. T. V. Venkataraman
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay

Design, development and production of an Automatic Data Handling System (ADHS) for strategic air defence of India.
1984 Prof. A. B. Bhattacharya
IIT, New Delhi
Solid-state devices LSI/VLSI Technology. Production of indigenous components.
1983 Dr. R. P. Shenoy

V. Subramaniam

Shri Y. Pichi Reddy

R. L. Verma
Electronics & Radar Development Establishment High Grounds, Bangalore

Military radar and communication systems such as Mortar Locating Radar, VHF/ UHF Direction finding equipment, Automatic Electronic Switch.
1982 Dr. Srinivasan
NPOL, (DR&D) Cochin

Dr. A. Paulraj
Indian Institute of Technology,

Oceanographic Instrumentation Underwater detection techniques and sonar systems
1981 Dr. B. D. Pradhan

Dr. S. R. Borkar

Shri N. A. Gandhi

Shri S. A. Mhatre
Tata Electronics Companies, Bombay

Development and production of advance defence electronic equipment in the field of radar systems.
1980 Prof. U. R. Rao
Director I.S.A.C., Bangalore
Design, fabrication and launching of Aryabhata
and Apple Satellites.
1979 Shri T. V. Ramamurti

Shri N. Radhakrishna Nair
Central Electronics Ltd., Sahibabad

Development and Production of high permeability ferrites used in telecommunications television industry.
1978 Dr. V. Narayan Rao

Shri C.R. Chakravarty

Dr. M. S. V. Gopal Rao
Defence Electronics Research La., Hyderabad

Sonar, underwater sound propagation and Electronic and naval weapon system and Digital Electronics and application to communications and radar system.
1977 Dr. J. Das

Dr. M. N. Faruqui

Dr. P. K. Chatterjee

Dr. C. V. Chakravarty

Shri T. S. Lamba

Dr. S. Rakshit
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Development of Digital Communication Systems Speech processing.
1976 Shri R. V. Sitaram
Head, Microwave Engineering Division

Shri K. V. Ramanathan
Head, Solid Electronics Division
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay

Development of Microwave Technology & Solid State Technology devices and equipment.

Original Category – Electronic Sciences & Technology

2000 No Award
1999 Prof. R. Arockiasamy
IIT, Delhi
For development of pollution free electric and hybrid electric vehicles for city transportation.
1998 Shri G. P. Shrivastava
Head Control Instrumentation Division,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Development of instrumented pipeline inspection gauge for measurement of pipe thickness of oil pipelines.
1997 No Award
1996 Shri Sudhir Ganan Bhat
Managing Director, Dura Magnets (P) Ltd, Satara
Development of Alnico Magnet.
1995 Shri G. B. Meemamsi
Member Steering Committee, Centre for
Development of Telematics (C-DOT), New Delhi
Development of electronic switching systems.
1994 Prof. V. T. Ranganathan

Prof. V. Ramanarayanan
Indian Institute of Sciences, Banglore

Development of power electronic products.
1993 Dr. A. R. Kalyanaraman
Senior Deputy Director The South India Textile
Research Association,
He has designed ancillaries, which are energy savers when used in textile machines. Already about 5 lakhs energy saving spindles are in use in the industry. The SITRALISED ENERGY SAVING TAPE designed by hi ensures a saving in energy even with respect to Synthetic Laminated tapes.
1992 Dr. P. S. Goel
Controls & Mission Area, I.S.A.C.,
He developed close control for spinning satellites for the first time in the world. He developed the challenging 3-axis stabilization technology for first time for APPLE Satellite, a major breakthrough for ISRO.
1991 Dr. S. C. Kapoor For the following development activities:
1.Development of 800 Kv Equipment Specification
2. GIS Specification & Engineering aspects.
3. Back-to-back HVDC Valve Module Testing facility
4. Synthetic test facility for SVC’s Valves
5. Automation for Sub-stations
1990 Dr. S. C. Gupta
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre,
For his work, which has resulted in self-reliance in all aspects of control, navigation and guidance of rockets and satellite launch vehicles and of major components of the attitude control system of satellites.
1989 Dr. Hari Ram Sharma
Member (Hydro) Central Electricity Authority, Delhi
For the extensive work in the field of Hydro Power on subjects like design of power intake in run-of-the river Hydro Electric Schemes, Operation Schedule for the Yamuna Hydro Scheme, criteria for elimination of surge tanks at Hydro Power Plants fed by long pressure conduits, tidal power technology in the country.
1988 Shri Mukesh Bandari
Managing Director Electrotherm Machines (I)
P. Ltd., Vatva, Ahmedabad
Development of medium frequency solid-state generators up to 500 KW for applications in melting, heating and hardening and firing circuits for electronic drilling rigs.
1987 Prof. V. V. Sastry
Dept. of Electrical Engineering Indian Institute of
Technology, Madras
Phase shift modification for speed change of Induction machines. Design optimization of electrical machines using CAD. Developing smart motor controller for energy saving.
1986 Dr. M. Ramamoorty
Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore
Development of solid state Relays, high voltage switchgear, high frequency Inverter of 200 KW for induction melting.
1983 & 1984 Shri S. N. Seshadri
Head, Reactor Control Division BARC, Mumbai
Design, fabrication and installation of control system of fast critical facility – Radio telescopes and Servomechanism control engineering.
1976 & 1982 No Award

Environmental Sciences & Technology


2021 Dr. K. P. Nyati
Environment Professional
New Delhi
For his contribution to the establishment of industrial pollution prevention and control services at NPC and thus to the goal of sustainable development. Also for contribution to the work of UN-IPCC– a joint winnner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 2007.
2020 Dr. Makarand Ghangrekar
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering
IT, Kharagpur
For his contribution to the development Of Bioelectric Toilet, which offers effective onsite treatment of the waste, generated from tollet and simutaneously produce electricity for illuminating toilet and premises at night and treated water reused back to maintain cleanliness.
Dr. Nitin Kumar Labhasetwar
Chief Scientist & Head
For his contribution to the Fundamental Science of Environmental Catalysis, Photocatalysis and Nano-materials and development of ‘Green Dispo’, an energy efficient improved sanitary pad incinerator.
2019 Dr. Mukesh Sharma
Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering
IT, Kanpur
For his pioneering research in Air Quality Monitoring through Air Quality Index, Management & Control, which has served the Nation and Humanity in terms of better Air Quality & Public Health.
2018 Dr. P. Chandramohan
Former Scientist, CSIR-NIO, Goa Managing Director, INDOMER, Chennai
For developing a very strong and vital database for the entire India Coast on coastal environment parameters on waves, currents, tides and sediment characteristics.
2017 Dr. S. Venkata Mohan
Principal Scientist , Bioengineering and Environmental Sciences Lab, CEEFF, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad
For his significant contributions in the domain of environmental engineering specifically in the interface of biotechnology and bioenergy. His interdisciplinary research approach has established a comprehensive and systematic link between waste remediation and renewable energy generation.
2016 Prof. Vinod Tare
Department of Civil Engineering, 116 Western Laboratory, IIT Kanpur
contribution in the area of Processes for Natural Resource Conservation and Regeneration, Physiochemical, Biological and Ecological Processes, Water and Wastewater Treatment and Modelling and Simulation of Environmental Systems, EIA & EA.
2015 Prof. Deepak Kantawala
Independent Consultant, Mumbai
contribution in the area of environment protection ingeneral and wastewater treatment in particularfor various industry subsectors, such as pharmaceuticals and pesticides, common effluent treatment plants for industrial estates, sewage treatment plants and river basin surveys.
2014 Prof. Virendra Sethi
Professor, CESE, IITB, Mumbai
For the development of simple and low cost gasification clean up system for hot producer gas from thermo-chemical gasification of biomass.
2013 Dr. S. R. Wate
Director, NEERI, Nagpur
For the development of technology and construction and operation of on-site waste treatment for re-drill site waste management to control oil pollution.
2012 Dr. B. N. Goswami
Director, IITM, Pune
For the development and installation of State of the art Climate Prediction System and short and medium range weather prediction system.
2011 Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Scientist & Head Mumbai Zonal Center National Environmental Engg. Research Institute, Mumbai
He has contributed extensively in a variety of areas related to environmental science and technology, air and water pollution, solid waste management, environment modeling, environment impact and risk assessment and so on.
2010 Prof. C. K. Varshney
Professor Emeritus (JNU), New Delhi
He has been researching in the field of environmental science for over five decades – especially in the fields of natural wetlands and state of rivers and surface water bodies in India, biodiversity and environmental impact assessment and so on.
2009 Dr. Ashok K. Singhvi
Outstanding Scientist & J. C. Bose National Fellow, Physical Research Lab, Ahmedabad.
He has made outstanding contribution to Environmental Science & Technology, particularly in the area of geoscienes.
2008 Dr. S. K. Dube
Former Director, IIT Kharagpur and currently in IIT, New Delhi.
For contribution and the development of various mathematical models accounting for the atmospheric and metrological phenomena in the prediction of tropical storms and its effects mosquitoes and bio-environmental malaria control.
2007 Dr. Tapan Chakrabarti
Acting Director, NEERI, Nagpur.
For contribution Environmental Biotechnology and its application for the remediation of toxic wastewater and hazardous sludge treatment and management.
2006 Shri Paritosh C. Tyagi
Former Chairman, CPCB, New Delhi.
For contributed to the development of the sustainableframework and its implementation through a variety of State and Central governmental agencies and NGO’s.
2005 Prof. C. R. Babu
Professor Emeritus CEMDE, School of Environment Studies, University of Delhi.
For Contribution to conservation of Biodiversity ecosystem, management and environmental microbiology.
2004 Dr. Thirumalachari Ramasami
DG CSIR/Secretary DST.
For Development of Pollution Control system in leather industry.
2003 Prof. H. Y. MohanRam
INSA Honorary Scientist (2006), (Former Prof. Of Botany , University of Delhi).
For Development of tissue culture of bamboos, bananas and legumes.
2002 Prof. R. Gadagkar
Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
For contribution to structural evolution of insect societies leading to better understanding of social life in animals.
2001 Dr. V. P. Sharma
Formerly Addl. DG, ICMR and Director, Malaria Research Centre, New Delhi.
For pioneering work on entomology, genetic control of mosquitoes and bio-environmental malaria control.
2000 Dr. A. P. Mitra
NPL, New Delhi.
For contribution in the field of upper atmospheric and ionospheric research.
1999 Prof. A. K. Sharma 
Calcutta University, Kolkata.
For contribution to cell and chromosome research with particular reference to plant sciences and evolutionary biology, biodiversity and their relationship to the environment.

Mechanical & Structural Sciences & Technology


2021 Dr. Kirti Chandra Sahu
Professor, Dept.of Chemical Engineering
IIT, Hyderabad
For his immense contribution in the field of Earth Science, Mathematics & Physics, which include cloud and raindrops, multiphase and interfacial fluid mechanics, linear stability theory and pattern formation, micro-e bio-fluid mechanics and electrohydrodynamics.
2020 Dr. Tarun Kant
Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Civil Engineering
IIT, Mumbai
For his seminal contribution in the areas of solid mechanics, Plates, shells, fibre
reinforced polymer composites, refined higher-order theories, thermal stresses, transient dynamics, finite element and other numerical methods.
2019 Dr. P. V. Venkitakrishnan
Director, ISRO
For his pioneering contribution to the indigenisation of space grade minimum alloys, titanium alloys, super alloys and special grade steels for cryogenic applications of Indian space Programme.
2018 No Award
2017 No Award
2016 No Award
2015 Dr. Naresh Chandra Murmu
Pr. Scientist & Head CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur
Contribution in the field of micro/ nano-manufacturing, bearing and lubricants, surface coating and nano composites.
2014 Shri M. Vasudevan Unni (Team leader)

Shri G. Radhakrishnan

Shri K. M. Chandran
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre ,Trivandrum

For developing indigenous design and realization of a high capacity electrodynamic shaker-slip table system for environmental vibration testing of launch vehicle sub-assemblies.
2013 Prof. R. N. Iyengar
Director, Centre for Disaster Mitigation, Jain University, Bangalore
For developing the methods to analyze and improve performance of Nuclear Plants, Railway Tracks, Defense Equipments and Civil Structures subject to uncertain forces.
2012 Prof. D. V. Singh
Former Director, IIT Roorkee
For developing and providing solutions to dynamic problems of Single Track Vehicles, design of hydrostatic bearing with restrictor system, and developing the Pavement Management System (PMS).
2011 Dr. G. N. Dayananda
Chief Scientist & Head Centre for Societal Missions and Special Technologies, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore
For his innovative research and development in the area of advanced materials and structural systems. A group led by him has successfully designed and developed aerospace-grade Autoclaves (high pressure vessels with internal temperature control) which are critical for the manufacture of the carbon fibre composite (CFC) structural components for the airframes of aerospace vehicles.
2010 Prof. Pradip Dutta
INAE Chair Prof. Dept. of Mechanical Engg. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
He has contributed significantly in basic and applied research in heat transfer, energy systems and other advanced technologies pertaining to thermal sciences that include innovative process development for defect free light metal castings, development of new cooling technologies for thermal management, solar thermal technologies, development of new adsorption-based technologies for refrigeration and natural gas storage, together with the development of advanced CFD models and tools pertaining to the above processes.
2009 Dr. Perumal Chellapandi
Outstanding Scientist, Director, Reactor Design Group Indira Gandhi Center for Atomatic Research, Kalpakkam
He has made sustained contributions in the challenging conditions of structural integrity under static, transient and seismic conditions for sodium cooled fast breeder reactors.
2008 Dr. Pawan Kumar Goenka
President, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Mumbai
For contribution in the area of Indigenous development of Automobiles and its components.
2007 Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao
Distinguished Scientist & Director Naval Science & Technological Lab. DRDO, Visakhapatnam
For the successful design and development of various stealth technologies for warships submersible and submarine systems as also the developed indigenous cochlear implant device.
2006 Captain N. S. Mohan Ram
Advisor, TVS Motor Co. Ltd. Tamil Nadu
For development of India’s first indigenous frigatewarship and conducting researches and exploration of the methods for recycling of automobiles and also designing Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessels, Jacket Launch barge, Voith Schneider Tugs, Diving Support Vessels and Passenger ferries.
2005 Dr. Milind V. Rane
Professor Mechanical Engg Department,
IIT Mumbai
For Development of Matrix heat recovery unit for recovering heat from engine exhaust, engine cooling fluid and refrigeration system.
2004 Dr. Prabir Chandra Basu
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Mumbai
For Development of high performance concrete (HPC) and high volume fly ash concrete (HVFAC) for nuclear power plant structures.
2003 Mr. Subhash Chander Chetal
Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Vellayani
Research, Kalpakkam
For Development of Fast Breeder reactor for Nuclear power generation.
2002 Shri R. S. Yadav

Shri A. B. Mukherjee
BARC, Mumbai

Shri C. N. Ravi
BHEL, Tiruchy

For development of Pipe-in-Pipe nozzle, large size sealing arrangement in pressure vessel and heat exchanger for critical equipment in compact reactor.
2001 Shri P. M. Kantak
Dy. General Manager, Air India, Mumbai
For development of static balancing method for air craft rotor.
2000 Shri Ratan Kumar Sinha

Shri B. B. Rupani

Shri B. S. V. G. Sharma
BARC, Mumbai

For various sensors for inspection, rehabilitation camera based alignment system and life management of pressure tubes of pressurized heavy water reactor.
1999 Dr. V. S. Chandrasekharan 
IIT, Mumbai
For development of Geotechnical centrifuge for foundations, dams, tunnels, offshore structures and earthquake engineering.
1998 Shri R. K. Gargye  
Maintenance Superintendent,
Narora Atomic Power Station, U.P.
Development of the method for en-masse coolant channel replacement in nuclear reactor.
1997 No Award
1996 Dr. H. S. Chandraseckariah  
Senior Scientist, Prototype Fabrication Group,
Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Bangalore.
Development of investment casting and light alloy structure casing.
1995 Shri M. K. Abdul Majeed   
Group Director,
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum.
Development of Stage Auxiliary system and Mechanism for launch vehicle.
1994 Dr. S. V. Damle 
Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
Development of scientific balloon for carrying heavy telemetry instruments to stratospheric altitudes.
1993 Shri P. Muthukumaraswamy  
Research Associate

Dr. S. S. Ramasamy 
The South India Textile Research Association Coimbatore

They designed Polynomial High Speed Cams for Weft Knitting Machine, which has got substantial advantage. It is possible to convert all the existing Indigenous Circular Weft Knitting Machine with High Speed Cam system.
1992 Shri S. B. Bhoje 
Director, Reactor Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
He co-ordinated the work in progressively raising the power of Fast Breeding Reactors. This was achieved to a level of 1 MWT. Without system generator and during this low power phase, the reactor availability was increased to 50%.
1991 Shri S. B. Bhagat

Shri Arun Kumar Roy

He has developed milling of crankshaft pin and journal. He has
developed double twist bunching machine, steel wire shaving machine and magnetic clutch for Tata P&H excavator.
1990 Shri Madhav Prabhakar Kawthekar 

Shri Shreesh Prabhakar Kawthekar 

Development of 4 axis CNC electric discharge machine.
1989 Shri Prem Nath Bhambi

Shri Harish Kumar Madan  

Shri Kuldeep Narayan Dobhal 

Development of film burner for residual fuel.
1988 Shri S. K. Mehta
Director, Reactor Group B.A.R.C., Bombay

Shri S. M. Sundaram 
Chairman & Chief Executive Heavy Water Board
Anushaktinagar Bombay

Design, engineering, construction and commissioning of high Neutron
flux thermal research reactor “DHRUVA”.
1987 Shri P. C. Sasidharan Nair
Asst. General Manager

Shri P. Venkatraman 
Dy. Chief Engineer

Shri E. K. Sasidharan 
Sr. Design Engineer
Hindustan Machine Tools Ltd., Kalamsary

Development of advanced “Medium duly slant bed CNC Turning Centre STC-25”.
1986 Dr. S. Rajagopalan

Dr. A. Krishnan 
National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore

Shri A. V. Ramani 
Shree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Science and Technology, Trivandrum

Development of Electrochemical Milling Technology, Electrochemical Milling Machine and its applications.
1985 Shri Areckal Paul Jayarajan 

Shri Suresh Chandra Tapda 
Indian Institute of Astrophysics Bangalore 560034

Development and construction of Asia’s largest Vainu Bappu reflection Optical Telescope. Co-ordinating the project management task of commissioning at Kavalur Observatory.
1984 No Award
1983 Dr. V. Ramamurti 
Professor Dept. of Applied Mechanics Indian Institute of Technology Madras 600036
Improved design, performance and development of equipment and machinery such as Cement Plant Machinery, Turbo machinery.
1982 No Award
1981 Shri Santosh Kumar De   
The SKD Combustion & Engineering Calcutta.
Design and engineering of oil injection system for Blast furnaces using light naphtha/furnace oil and in low shaft furnace.
Shri Torun Chandra Boruah 
Tocklai Experimental Station Jorhat. Assam State.
Development of continuous Roller Machine for rolling withered leaves for production of black and green tea.
1980 No Award
1979 Prof. S. Durvasula

Prof. S. N. V. Rao

Prof. T. N. Krishnaswamy

Shri K. Ramamurthy Reddy
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Analytical and experimental techniques in the field Aero-Elasticity, Aerodynamics, Oscillation of structures, Buckling and Random vibrations.
1978 Dr. S. R. Valluri 
Director National Aeronautical Laboratory Bangalore.
Metal fatigue and fracture related to Aeronautics.
1977 Shri Satish Mehta  
Dy. Operations Manager W.G. Forge & Allied Industries Bombay.
Developing Electrical Discharge Machine for manufacture of dies.
Shri S. V. Kothari   
Partner Paramount Furnace Co. Nagpur.
Development of Induction Furnace suitable for operations with H2/N2 gas mixtures for application in power metallurgy and electronics.
1976 Shri R. S. Bir
Consulting Engineer Ind. Design Center Bangalore
Design and development of machine tools.
Dr. C. V. Venkatesh
Prof & Head Production Engineering Section  Madras.
Design and development of Cutting tools and machine tools including machinery for processing plastics.
Indian Institute of Technology

Information & Communication Technology


2021 Dr. Milind Pande
Pro-Vice Chancellor
MIT World Peace University,
For his significant contribution to the development of social products in the healthcare, agriculture and education sector by creating mobile-based Education Platform for Villages (MobiTech), which have helped farmers & agro-exporters get updated information
about soil condition, weather condition and crops.
2020 Dr. B. Krishna Murthy
Sr Director (Scientist)
Ministry of Electronics & IT,
New Delhi
For his pioneering contribution to the Sr Director (Scientist) algorithm for Universal Health Ministry of Electronics & IT, Identification, Java Computer Software New Delhi and Brain Computer Interface-based ‘Computer Control Applications, using Eye
Blinks detected from Electro Encepha lo Gram (EEG) signals.
2019 Dr. N. Sarat Chandra Babu
Executive Director
Society for Electronics Transactions and Security Chennai
For his contribution to the field of Cyber Security, E-learning, Analog Circuits, HPC Grid & Cloud Computing, Parallel Chennai Computing, Internet of Things (I0T) and Big Data Analytics for critical infrastructure.
2018 Dr. Sushil Chandra
Head of Biomedical Engineering Department, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Delhi
For his contribution towards neuro-cognitive assessment, rehabilitation, training and enhancement using modern techniques based on Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR).
2017 Prof. B. S. Jagadeesh
Distinguished Scientist & Associate Director (C), E&I Group& Head, Computer Division, BARC, Mumbai
For outstanding contributions in systems and application software in High Performance Computing, Parallel Processing, Grid Computing, Cloud Computing and Computer Networks projects of strategic importance in the Department of Atomic Energy and other institutions in the Country and international mega science projects.
2016 Dr. V. RamgopalRao
Director, IIT Delhi
Contribution in the area of nano-technology. Development of the system-on-chip technologies used in modern consumer applications. Combination of chemistry with nano-electronics to build sensor platforms for future IoT applications.
2015 Prof. Anurag Kumar
Director, IISc, Bengaluru
Development of the theory and practice of performance analysis and management of telecommunication networks.
2014 Shri Sunil Khandbahale
Founder,, Nasik
For building a technology enabled Multi-lingual translation platform for languages with extensive vocabulary and for his first ever search-engine algorithm for Marathi language and spell checker software programme.
2013 Dr. Hemant Darbari
Executive Director, C-DAC, Pune
For the development of Computer Assisted Translation Systems, Natural Language Based Information Extraction / Retrieval System, Packages for learning Indian languages through Artificial Intelligence and high performance computing system.
2012 Prof. Shiban K. Koul
Dy. Director, (Strategy & Planning), IIT, Delhi
For development of an housing assembly for Phase Shifter and products made thereof (Patent assigned to AstraMicrowave -DRDO), suspended stripline to NRD guided transition and Hybrid integrated NRD guided Branch Line Coupler.
2011 Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Senior Director (HPC and R & D), Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune
He has led national programs for building Supercomputing Systems and National Supercomputing Facilities, which have helped researchers and scientists carry out their research effectively. He steered the development and deployment of ICT enabled healthcare solutions for better healthcare services to citizens.
2010 Prof. Rajat Moona,
Director General, C-DAC, Pune
He has contributed in the development of several large scale applications of ICT at C-DAC and also lead the initiatives in High Performance Computing, multilingual computing, professional electronics, cyber security, cyber forensics, health informatics, software technologies and education and training.
2009 Dr. Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar
Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
He has outstanding accomplishments in use of ICT for Higher Education.
2008 Shri Vivek Sawant
Managing Director, Maharashtra, Knowledge Corporation Ltd. Pune.
For contribution in the field of e-Governance & I.T. literacy in the State of Maharashtra.
2007 Dr. Rajeev Sangal
Director, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad.
For development of “anuskara system” (Paninian Grammer framework for Natural language Processing, NLP) where translation of Information from regional such as Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali & Punjabi into Hindi is made feasible languages.
2006 Dr. Surendra Prasad
Director, IIT, Delhi.
For development of new techniques and algorithms for signal processing and its application in Sonar and Seismic signal processing and in Digital Communication Networks
2005 Dr. Rajendra Pawar
Chairman NIIT Ltd.
For contribution to education and training in information technology.
2004 Prof. D. Dutta Majumdar
Professor Emeritus,ISI Kolkata.
For pioneering contributions in computer’s memory system, intelligent recognition of non-numerical information and fuzzy soft computing approaches to pattern recognition.
2003 Dr. R. Narasimhan
Former Professor of Eminence,TIFR, CMC Fellow, Banglore.
For his contribution to parallel-processing techniques retinal-image processing system and visual data processing
2002 Dr. Om Vikas
Senior Director, M/o Communications & Information Technology, New Delhi.
For contribution to Indian language processing, translation support and human machine interface systems.
2001 Dr. N. Vijayaditya
Director General, National Informatics Centre, New Delhi.
For contribution in Computer data base management system NICNET.
2000 Dr. P. P. Gupta  
Former Mng. Director, CMC.
For significant and distinguished contributions to the growth of Information Technology in India.
1999 Shri F. C. Kohli
Dy. Chairman, TCS.
For contribution to information technology. He participated in information revolution and software development. He has been
pioneer in emerging technologies such as speech and handwriting recognition systems.

Material & Metallurgical Sciences & Technology


2021 No Awardee
2020 Dr. Kinshuk Dasgupta
Head, Advanced Carbon Materials Section,
G&AMD, Materials Group,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.
For development of the lightest and the most ‘economical AK-47-HSC (hard steel core) bullet-resistant level Ill + bullet proof jacket–Bhabha Kavach, resulting in import, substitution and saving of forex.
2019 Dr. B. B. Kale
Scientist G, Director General,
Nanocrystalline Materials
Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Govt. of India
For development of indigenous material and process for optical fibre grade SiCI4 (99.99%) for optical fibre cables, commercialised by Optel, resulting in import substitution and low- cost optical fibre and (ii) indigenous technology for Li-ion battery, useful for electronics and e-vehicles
Dr. Pritam Deb
Professor, Dept. of Physics
Tezpur University,
For his pioneering contribution in the field of nano technology, biomedical molecular imaging,using nanoprobes, Environment and Energy Technology encompassing innovative materials.
2018 Dr. Vivekanand Kain
Outstanding Scientist & Head, Materials Processing & Corrosion Engineering Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
For extensive research on corrosion of iron, nickel and zirconium based alloys, which has been extensively used in nuclear industry.
2018 Dr. Ashim Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Outstanding Scientist & Associate Director. Defence Metallurgical Research laboratory, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad
For his exemplary contribution towards self-reliance in aluminium materials technologies by indigenous development and production, quality assurance and type testing of various grades of specialty aluminium alloys for targeted applications in ongoing space programmes and defence sector
2017 Dr. Raghavan Gopalan
Associate Director, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Balapur, Hyderabad
For his research leading to industrial scale production of magnetic materials, thermo electric materials and materials for energy storage batteries (i.e. Lithium ion batteries). Some of these products are used for space application.
2016 Dr. S. C. Sharma
Scientist, Deputy Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum
Major materials and technology development programme for space applications.
2016 Prof. Subroto Mukherjee
Associate Dean – Academics Head – FCIPT Division Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Contribution in the field of Plasma surface engineering and materials processing, plasma physics principles for developing process and equipment for surface treatment, incineration and implantation and in real applications, including biomedical waste, plasma nitriding and surface modifications.
2015 Dr. Madangopal Krishnan
Head, Glass & Advanced Materials Division, BARC, Mumbai
Contribution to the scientific understanding and technological application for Ni-Ti shape memory alloy development and heat shrinkable sleeves made of these alloys for design, development and production of components and certification for use in lighter combat aircrafts.
2015 Dr. Dinesh Srivastava
Outstanding Scientist & Head Mechanical Metallurgy Division, BARC, Mumbai
Development of fabrication processing of nuclear structural materials for large scale production of Zircaloy tubular and rod products.
2014 Prof. V. S. Raja
Institute of Chair Professor,Dept. of Metallurgical Engg. & Material Science, IITB, Mumbai
For the development of Polyethylene eco-coatings, nitrogen implant type 316L stainless steel for body implants, novel hot-dip galvanized coating, and stress corrosion cracking mechanism.
Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
For solving the corrosion issues in nuclear industry, which include materials selection, design improvement, quality fabrication and sustained performance of components for the fast breeder reactor and associated fuel cycle facilities of DAE.
2013 Dr. Sanjay Chandra
Chief of R & D and Scientific Services Tata Steel, Jamshedpur
For the development of technology for steel industry for improved waste utilization, new process route for the production of billets suitable for single-stage conversion in special bars, new desulphurization powder and new types of rebars and wire production.
2012 Prof. B. K. Mishra
Director, CSIR – IMMT, Bhubaneswar
For the development of software for designing tumbling mills, the iron ore jigging system for a close separation of the constituents, bioleaching process for copper recovery and biopolymerisation technology .
2011 Dr. Srinivasan Srikhanth, Director
National Metallurgical Lab (CSIR), Jamshedpur
For his outstanding contributions in the area of thermodynamic modelling and its application to industrial processes, development of technology on pilot plant scale for jointly with the production of commercial grade ferrosilicon from copper slag.
Dr. Shrikant Vishwanath Joshi
Additional Director, ARCI, Hyderabad
For his outstanding contributions in establishing a comprehensive high power laser centre for materials processing in the country and developing wide ranging applications of laser hardening, welding, cutting and drilling operations for the fabrication of critical components.
2010 Dr. Dipak Mazumdar
Professor, Dept. of Materials & Metallurgical Eng. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
For his outstanding contributions to steel education, research and its application. His decade long association with several domestic steel industries including JSW- Ispat, JSPL, RINL, Hospet Steels, MUSCO and JSW has led to innovative tundish designs which are aimed at reducing skull losses and improving steel melt cleanliness.
2009 Dr. Ashok Kumar Suri
Distinguished Scientist & Former Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
For his outstanding contributions in extractive metallurgy of nuclear materials and in particular for the development of a process flow sheet for the recovery of uranium from low grade ores that has opened up an entirely new area of uranium exploration and processing.
2008 Dr. Guntupalli Malakondaiah
Director, Defense Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
For contribution in the development of cost effective ultrahigh strength, high toughness low alloy steel for missile and rocket casings.
2007 Dr. Pradip P.
Chief Scientist & Head, Tata Research Dev. & Design Centre, Pune
For contribution in the area of mineral beneficiation, grinding circuit improvements, power and metal refinery waste utilization to cementitious products and the use of molecular modelling for process developments.
2006 Dr. M. Subba Rao
Head, Design Engg. Tata Advanced, Materials Ltd, Bangalore
For contribution in the development of cost effective composite material Technology, applicable to air-craft structures.
2005 Dr. A. K. Bhaduri
IGCAR, Kalpakkam
For Development of in-situ repair welding in stream turbine blades and localized post-weld heat treatment using specially designed miniature heat treatment set-up.
Dr. G. K. Dey
BARC, Mumbai
For Development of melt spinning and planar flow casting technique for metallic glasses.
2004 Dr. Y. R. Mahajan
ARCI Hyderabad
For Development of High temperature aluminum alloys using rapid solidification process.
Dr. J. Narayana Das
NMRL, Ambarnath
For development of passive acoustic materials, sonar sensors and piezoceramic-polymer composites.
2003 Prof. P. M. Prasad
Director (Retd), NFTDC, Hyderabad
For Development of sulphide metallurgy and aluminum technology.
2002 Dr. P. C. Deb
Formerly Dir – Naval Materials Research Lab, Ambernath


Dr. S. B. Krupanidhi
Prof. & Chairman, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

For development of polymeric and ceramic materials, protection technology of ship structure and variety of materials for fuel cells.
2001 Dr. C. Ganguly
Chairman and Chief Executive, Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad
For contribution to production of uranium, plutonium and thorium bearing metallic oxide, carbide and nitride fuels for thermal and fast reactors.
2000 Dr. P. P. Sinha
VSSC, Thiruvanananthapuram
Developed various types of merging steels for space and defense programs, cryogenic materials for cryogenic engines, and special purpose materials for spacecrafts.
Dr. B. K. Das
CMET, Pune
Developed variety of electronic materials such as ferrites, silicon, beta alumina, and high temperature super conductors. He has also developed simulation package for oxidation and impurity diffusion in silicon.
1999 Dr. T. K. Mukherjee
Indian Rare Earths Limited, Mumbai
For contribution to development of reactive metals, base metals, precious metals, nuclear metals and rare earths.
1998 Dr. K. Balasubramanian 
Director, Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Centre, Hyderabad.
Development of high purity oxygen free electronic copper, high purity silver and titanium based bio medical devices for reconstructive surgery.
1997 Prof. P. Ramachandra Rao
Director, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur
Development of rapid solidification techniques, production of Neodymium-iron-boron magnet and pollution control systems for metallurgical industry.
1996 Prof. Y. V. R. K. Prasad
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Contribution in optimization of metal processing operations including forging, rolling, extrusion and power processing.
1995 Shri Raj Kishore Mahapatra
Chairman and Managing Director,
Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd. Hyderabad.
Development of merging steel, powered metallurgy and soft magnetic alloy.
1994 Dr. Baldev Raj
Director Metallurgy and Material Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
Significant contribution to non-destructive testing of structural material, failure analysis of critical components and evaluation for structural integrity.
1993 Dr. R. M. V. G. Krishna Rao
Head, FRP, Pilot Plant, National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore
He with his other colleagues has done the research work on the development of “Porous Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Tubes for water desalination Plant”. He was responsible for indigenous development of a composite Scaled Model of LCA HIGH SPEED AIR INTAKE.
1992 Dr. C. G. Krishnadas Nair 
Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.,
Bangalore Complex, Bangalore
Fiber reinforced plastic composites and he developed metal honeycomb sandwich structures for Cheetah and Chetak. helicopters. He has also contributed richly to India’s space and Missile programs.
1991 Shri Gadamsetty Venkateswarlu

Shri B. Nageswara Rao

Dr. V. Chandrasekaran

For development of technology0 for production of high-energy
Samarium-Cobalt permanent magnets.
1990 Dr. Placid Rodriguez The technology support in defining welding process parameters for
the weld fabrication of large reactor components and the heat
exchanges and steam generators for the FAST Breeder Test Reactor
1989 Shri K. Balaramamoorthy  He has made sustained contributions over the years to the field of non-destructive testing, quality control and also development materials and their fabrication techniques in regard to materials used for atomic energy.
1988 Shri S. B. Subramayam
Director (Projects)
D.M.R.L., Hyderabad
Development of process Engineering. & Technology for Titanium and Magnesium-Adoption of Indigenous Armour Materials to Indian Army’s Combat Vehicles.
1987 No Award
1986 No Award
1985 Shri Pradip Ranjan Roy
Assoc. Director Metallurgy Group
B.A.R.C., Mumbai
Development and preparation of Plutonium Fuel for nuclear Reactor Development of recycling techniques for Plutonium and Uranium.
1984 Dr. P. Rama Rao

Shri S. L. N. Acharyulu
Defense Metallurgical Lab, Hyderabad.

Development and application of powder metallurgy alloys-Evaluation
of Sintering Properties-Analysis of Mechanical and Fracture behavior.
1983 Dr. C. K. Gupta
Head Metallurgy Division B.A.R.C., Mumbai
Extraction and processing of rare and refractory metals for applications in Advanced Technology.
1982 Dr. V. Ramaswamy

Shri S. R. Mediratta

Dr. S. M. Aeron

Shri N. S. Datar
Research & Development Centre,
Steel Authority of India. Ranchi.

Development and production of high-value alloy steels for various
applications. Improvement of performance of Wire rod Mills and Hot Strip Mill.
1981 Dr. T. Mukherjee

Shri A. N. Mitra

Shri M. D. Maheshwari

Shri S. C. Mohanthy
Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. Jamshedpur.

Developments and contribution to steel technology and introducing
new grades of high strength low alloy steels.
1980 Dr. V. S. Arunachalam
Director Dr. T. Balakrishna Bhat Defense Metallurgical Research Laboratory Hyderabad.
High temperature super alloys and development and production of aircraft break pad friction material and development of material for protection against high-energy projectiles.
1979 Shri C. V. Sundaram
Head, Metallurlgy Division, BARC, Mumbai
Development of rare metal extraction technology for application in electronics and space programs.
1978 Dr. S. Ramasheshan 
Former Head, Material Science Division.
National Aeronautical Laboratory Bangalore.
Optics, X-ray crystallography and anomalous scattering of X-rays and development work in fiber techniques, high-pressure physic and technology electron materials and electro composites.
1977 Dr. T. R. Ananthraman
Banaras Hindu University Varanasi
Study of Metallurgical processes.
1976 Dr. Brahm Prakash
Director Vikram Sarabhai Space Center Trivandrum
Development of nuclear materials and fabrication of fuel elements for Nuclear Reactor.

Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel

Industrial Research Award for Women Scientists


2021 Dr. Anuya Nisal
Principal Scientist,
For contribution in the areas of polymers for healtheasre, biomaterials, medical devices and tissue engineering, as also to he Silk-based Materials Technology, which has been licensed to a startup, the first one globally, to conduct clinical trials for use of Sik in bone regeneration. NAME SUBJECT OF RESEARCH
2020 Dr. Renu Swarup
Secretany, Ministry of Science & Technology,
Govt.of India, New Delhi
For her contribution to setting up Biotechnology Industry Research ‘Assistance Council (BIRAC), the only research company of the Government, supporting over, 3500 start ups and nearly 100 SMEs and industries for Biotech Innovation Research & “Translational Research as also for development of major S&T solutions to tackle Covid-19
2019 Dr. Sudha Rao
Co-founder & Executive Director
Genotypic Technology Pvt Ltd
For establishing world-class Genomics Facilities, inculding Microarray and Next Generation Sequencing Facilities, creating the firs trained workforce in Genomics in Indian, as also developing Specific panels, which aid clear diagnosis for patients as also disease management, such as transplant and Renal disorders.
Dr. Sadhana Rayalu
Chief Scientist & Head
Environmental Materials Division
For research on environmental and energy materials and Catalysis, with special focus in the area of molecular environmental chemistry and environmental catalysis, The technology has been transferred to more than 250 fireworks manufacturers.
2018 Dr. Usha Barwale Zehr
Director and Chief Technology Officer Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited (MAHYCO), Badnapur
For research in application of plant biotechnology which has resulted in enhanced yield and plant health in a sustainable manner. Use of molecular tools to enhance breeding activity, use of genomics to gain better understanding about crops, deploying new tools to enhance nutritional value of foodgrain has led to improvement in livelihood of farmers and agriculture overall.
2017 Prof. Smita Lele
Registrar and Professor of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
For development of several novel processes and products for fruits and vegetables, which has resulted into commercially successful endeavours and in turn led to substantial improvement in livelihood of farmers. Utilisation of agricultural wastes, including fruit seeds, through this novel approach addresses the problem of food security, which is a national concern.
2016 Dr. Mitali Mukerji
Senior Principal Scientist CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi
Research in the area of population genomics, genomics-aided genetic diagnostics, role of repetitive sequence in genome organization and function and Ayurgenomics, useful to thousands of families across the country through an Ataxia clinic set at AIIMS.
2015 Dr. Shubha V.
Chief Scientist, Airport Instrumentation, CSIR Technical & Business Consultant, Bengaluru
Contribution for indigenous-innovative development of Airport Meteorological systems, from design concepts to technology, required for safe airport operations along with Thermophysical Instrumentation and Techniques for characterization of materials.
2014 Dr. Beena Rai
Principal Scientist, TCS Ltd, Pune
For the development of a molecular modeling approach for design and development of engine oil formulations, novel coating with improved properties for metallic surgical blade used in a medical device, novel products from hazardous wastes and improved additives for titanium oxide based paints.
2013 Dr. Vandana B. Patravale
Prof. of Pharmaceutics, ICT, Mumbai
For development of Platform technology based on biodegradable polymers for coronary stents, Intrauterine contraceptive device, Self microemulsifying tablets, Novel stable microemulsion based formulations and other products.
2012 Dr. Madhu Dikshit
Chief Scientist, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow
For the establishment of test systems for (1) Gastric proton pump activity and a new flow cytometry method to assess acid release from the gastric parietal cells and (2) Full spectrum of in vitro and in vivo assays to assess anti-thrombotic potential of test compounds.
2011 Dr. M. Lakshmi Kantam
Director CSIR – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad
Her extensive efforts in basic research that resulted in the development of novel homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and their applications towards the development of innovative green processes for fine and bulk chemicals. In particular utilization of nanomaterials, hydrotalcites, and hydroxyapatites as catalyst supports and catalysts for asymmetric catalysis and C-C / C-N coupling reactions.
2010 Prof. Jyotsna Dhawan
Senior Professor & Dean, DBT Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore.
For her original research, highlighting the importance of the dormant or quiescent state in the function of adult stem cells, and her contributions to the establishment of the DBT Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore.
2009 Dr. Tessy Thomas, Scientist “G”,
Project Director, AGNI, DRDO, Hyderabad
She has contributed substantially in various fields such as guidance, control, inertial navigation, trajectory simulation and mission design for AGNI System.
2008 Prof. Padma V. Devarajan
Head, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
For contribution in the area of the development of engineered nano-particulate systems for slow and sustained drug release.
2007 Prof. M. S. Shaila
Dept. of Microbiology & Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
For contribution in the area of Molecular Virology, transcription complex, structure function relationship in virus proteins, cell mediated immune responses and the development of recombinant vaccines.
2006 Prof. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath
Professor & Chairman, Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
For contribution in the area of integrating mathematical and computational science for the understanding of complex biological systems.
2005 Smt. Charulata Padmakar Mahajan
Scientist E, ARDE Pune
For Development of armaments store-influence fuze and anti-tank mines.
2004 Dr. Suman Kumari Mishra
Scientist National Metallurgical Laboratory Jamshedpur
For development of advanced ceramic materials and nano hard coatings of high temperature superconductors.
2003 Dr. B. Meenakumari
Principal scientist,central institute of Fisheries Tecnology, Cochin
For development of combination wire ropes and lobster traps for deep sea fishing industry.
2002 Prof. Namita Surolia
Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
For Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore for development of fatty acid biosynthetic pathway in human malaria parasite.
2001 Dr. Ganga Radhakrishnan
Director Grade Scientist, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
For contribution to leather industry by establishing Expertise Centre for Eco Testing Laboratory (EXCEL).
2000 Dr. Chitra Mandal
IICB, Kolkata
For development of ELISA based diagnostic technology for detection of Alpha-feto protein.
1999 Dr. Kalpana Sastry 
NAARM, Hyderabad
For development of oil seed plant pathology and integrated disease management for improved yield of safflower.
1998 Dr. Sujata Vasudev Bhat
Professor of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Development of several and as well as known drugs and bioactive molecules.
1997 Dr. Nilima Arun Kshirsagar 
Professor Clinical Pharmacology,
G S Medical Collage, Mumbai.
Use of Liposomal amphotericin for treating systematic fungal infection in AIDS, diabetes, cancer, organ transplant and Kala azar.
1996 Dr. Prabha R. Chatterji 
Senior Scientist, Organic Coating and Polymer, Indian institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad.
Development of petroleum sulphonate for enhanced recovery of crude oil.
1995 Dr. Shantra Krishnamurthy 
Principal Scientist, Post Harvest Technology,  Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore.
Development of effective method to extend shelf life, reduce spoilage and retain quality of mangoes, banana, grape, orange, pomegranate and vegetables.
1994 Dr. Retal Goel 
Associate Professor Microbiology,
G B Plant, University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar.
Development of Molecular markers for soil dominant pseudomonads used in growth promotion and plant disease control.
1993 Dr. (Mrs.) Sukhada Mohandas
Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Horticultural  Research Institute, Bangalore
1. New nitrogen fixing bacteria colonizing the endorhizospere of tomato were isolate identified and registered at American Type Culture Collection,
its contribution to nitrogen economy was studied and the bacteria was given to Regional Biofertilizer Development Corporation for multiplication and distribution to

2. Vesicular Arbuscular Mycohhizal fungi have been isolated colonizing fruit crops like papaya, mango banana and citrus and multiplied in the glasshouse.

1992 Dr. (Miss.) Mohini Saxena  
Scientist “C” Regional Research Laboratory,  Bhopal
A major highlight of her work is use of sisal fiber in place of asbestos which apart from being carcinogenic are also required to be imported. The sheets can be repaired on damages by impact.
1991 Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sharma
Dept. of Biotechnology, New Delhi
The phytochemical work of Dr. Manju Sharma has found commercial application in plantations in Malaysia boosting the yield of latex by about 100%.
1990 Dr. (Mrs.) Rajani Satish Nadgauda
Division of Biochemical Sciences National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
She has carried out research which is of applied origin on different plant species viz. turmeric, cardamom, banana, ginger, sugarcane, eucalyptus and bamboo.
1989 Dr. (Mrs.) Indira Rajagopal 
Senior Scientist, National Aeronautical Laboratory,  Banglore
Development of gold plating of magnesium alloy, gold plating of pressure transducer, silver plating of Mux-Demux filter, nickel plating of seal disc of Nuclear reactor and black chromium deposition for solar collector.
1988 Dr. (Smt.) Sharada J. Shenoy
Manager, R&D Centre Searle India Ltd.,  Land Thane
Development of a chemical process for production of Azathioprine of live saving drug (AZORAN) for kidney transplant patients as a substitute of imported IMURAN.
1987 Smt. Malathy Puspavanam
Scientist Central Electrochemical Research  Laboratory Karaikudi
Development of indigenous technologies for Electroplating of Aluminium and its Alloys and for Electro-deposition for corrosion prevention and attractive appearance.
1986 Prof. (Mrs.) Sulochana Gadgil
Associate Professor Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.
Study of the intra-seasonal variation of the monsoon and forecasting of associated rainfall to develop optimal cropping pattern.
1985 Dr.(Mrs.) Swarn 
Nityanand Scientist E-II, Head Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Experimental Medicine Central Drug Research Institute Lucknow
Development and experimental evaluation of Gugul Resin and its various fractions.
1984 Dr. Lakshmi Sita 
Ganugapati, Microbiology & Cell Biology Lab Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Plant tissue Culture large-scale propagation Sandalwood by somatic-embryogenesis.
1983 Dr. R. Vijayavali  
Scientist, Central Electro Chemical Research Institute Karaikudi
Electro-chemical processes for production of non-ferrous metals such as zinc, copper from by products and waste materials in metal coating and processing industries.
1982 Dr.(Mrs.) Padma Vasudevan
Professor, Centre for Rural Development & Appropriate Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Molecular Structure and bulk properties of Polymeric materials for applications in Medicine, Surgery, biotechnology solar devices and Agriculture.
1981 Dr. Usha Madhusudhan Joshi  Institute of Research in Reproduction, Bombay. Enzyme linked immunosorbed assay (ELISA) technology having application in veterinary sciences, agricultural sciences and food technology.

Dr. Mohan I. Patel VASVIK Award

For Leadership in Leveraging Scientific and Technological Research for Economical Growth


2022 Shri Shrikant Badve
Managing Director,
Badve Group of Companies
For immense contribution to futher technological development with indigenous research, especially in the field of Automotive Engineering
2018 Shri Madhukar Parekh
Chairman, Pidilite Industries Ltd., Mumbai
For converting an ‘unexciting’ product into one of the country’s top brands – Fevicol. For providing exemplary leadership to Pidilite Industries to become the market leader in the adhesives and sealants segment in India. He has leveraged Technology with R&D in commercializing many adhesive products.
2016 Shri Pankaj Patel
Chairman & Managing Director, Zydus Cadila
Development of the first Indian made H1N1 vaccine for fighting against Swine Flu, VaciFlu-s, launching Exemptia, the world’s first biosimilar for Adalimumab and developing the largest selling therapy worldwide for inflammatory arthritis. Scientific and technological research to develop new healthcare products and processes that have enabled India fight against diabetes and many other diseases.
2014 Dr. Keki Hormusji Gharda
Chairman and Managing Director
Gharda Chemicals Limited
For taking lead in Scientific and technological research to develop new products and processes and providing leadership in using the same for producing many products which have resulted in the economic growth.