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Call for Nominations: CSIR-Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science & Technology 2021: Submit by Mar 31


The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invites nominations for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prizes in Science and Technology for the year 2021. The SSB Prizes are to be given for research contributions made primarily in India during the past five years. The age of the nominee for the SSB Prize 2021 should not be more than 45 years as of 31 December 2020.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, abbreviated as CSIR was established by the Government of India in September 1942 as an autonomous body that has emerged as the largest research and development organization in India.


SSB Prizes, each of the value of Rs 5,00,000 (Rupees five lakh) are awarded annually for notable and outstanding research, fundamental or applied, in the following disciplines:

  1. Biological
  2. Chemical
  3. Earth-Atmosphere-Ocean-Planetary
  4. Engineering
  5. Mathematical
  6. Medical and
  7. Physical Sciences.
  • Any citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years as reckoned on 31st December of the year preceding the year of the Prize.
  • An overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
  • The Prize is bestowed on a person who, in the opinion of CSIR, has made conspicuously important and outstanding contributions to human knowledge and progress – fundamental or applied – in the particular field of endeavor, which is his/ her specialization.
  • The Prize is awarded on the basis of contributions made through work done primarily in India during the five years preceding the year of the Prize. (For this purpose ‘primarily’ will mean ‘for the most part’).
How to Apply?

To download the nomination form, click here. The last date to submit your nominations is March 31, 2021.

Nominations addressed to Scientist Incharge – SSB YSA Unit, CSIR HRDG New Delhi must be submitted in the prescribed format along with reprints of significant publications of the last 5 year’s period via e-mail to ssb@csirhrdg.res.in on or before 31st March 2021. No hardcopy to follow.

The Prizes are awarded at a formal presentation ceremony arranged by CSIR. At the ceremony, a suitable citation on the work of the recipient of the Prize is readout. The SSB Awardee should give a lecture in the area of the award, especially in a small college or a CSIR laboratory preferably away from the Awardee’s city for the dissemination of science.

CSIR-HRDG can help by providing TA/ DA for this. In all matters of award of SSB Prizes, the decision of CSIR shall be final.


For full notification, click the link below.

CSIR-Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science & Technology 2021



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