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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.