Enquire Now

B M Birla Science Prizes



The B M Birla Science Prizes instituted by B M Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, at the instance of Nobel Laureate Prof. Abdus Salam, are given each year since the year 1990 for outstanding contributions by young Indian scientists below the age of forty years of age as on the 31st December of the year for which the prizes are given for work done in India in the field of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

To inspire and encourage young scientists, the award is given in each of the aforementioned subjects with an honorarium of One Lakh Rupees per subject and a plaque of commendation for every awardee. Many of these awardees have gone on to win national and international acclaim.



Year – 2014:
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. Moumita Maiti, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
  2. Dr. Shankaranarayanan, Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Trivandrum.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Indumathi Mariappan, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.
  2. Dr. Jayandharan Giridhara Rao, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Year – 2013:
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Ritabrata Munshi, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. Melepurath Deepa, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
  2. Dr. Suhrit Ghosh, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkota.
Year – 2012:
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. G. Vaitheeshwaran, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  2. Dr. Banibrata Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Vikash Kumar Dubey, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam.
  2. Dr. Ganesh Nagaraju, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Year – 2011:
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. K. Sandeep, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Centre for Applicable Mathematics, Bangalore.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. D.B. Ramachary, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  2. Dr. Santhosh J. Gharpure, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Year – 2010:
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. Mandar Deshmukh, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
  2. Dr. Sanjib Sabhapandit, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Patrick Raymond D’Silva, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  2. Dr. Inderjeet Kaur, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.
Year – 2009:
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Amalendu Krishna, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
  2. Dr. Kaushal Verma, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Prof. Pradyut Ghosh, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata.
  2. Dr. Ramakoteshwara Rao Jetti, Matrix Laboratories, Hyderabad.
Year – 2008:
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Kedar Damle, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
  2. Dr. Swapan Pati, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore. (Dr. Kedar Damle and Dr. Swapan Pati share the prize for the year 2008)
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. R. Sankaranarayanan, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.
  2. Dr. S. Ganesh, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Year – 2006:
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Debashish Goswami, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
  2. Dr. Yogish I. Holla, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. Tarun Souradeep Ghosh, Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pune.
  2. Dr. Kalobaran Maiti, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. G.V. Sivashankar, National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore.
  2. Dr. Balasubramanian Gopal, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Das, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata.
  2. Dr. Krishna P. Kaliappan, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Year – 2005:
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Arupkumar Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
  2. Dr. Palash Sarkar, Indian Stastical Institute, Kolkata.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. R. Sankaranarayanan, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.
  2. Dr. Gautam Bhattacharyya, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Amit P. Sharma, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and biotechnology, New Delhi.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. Arindam Banerjee, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata.
Year – 2004:
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Dr. Vijay Kodiyalam, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
  2. Dr. Venapally Suresh, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. Abhishek Dhar, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore.
  2. Dr. Rajesh Gopakumar, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Mohan R. Wani, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. Balasubramanian Sundaram, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.
Year – 2003:
Prizes were given away by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Douglas D. Osheroff on September 26th, 2005.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. NILL
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. M. Krishnamurthy, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Rajesh S. Gokhale, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. F.A. Khan, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
  2. Dr. Sandeep Verma, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. (Dr. F.A. Khan and Dr. Sandeep Verma share the prize for the year 2003)
Year – 2002:
Prizes were given away by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Douglas D. Osheroff on September 26th, 2005.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Nimish Arun Shah, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. G. Srinivasan, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Utpal S. Tatu, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. G.U. Kulkarni, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.
  2. Dr. V.R. Pedireddi, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. (Dr. Kulkarni and Dr. Pedireddi share the prize for the year 2002)
Year – 2001:
Prizes were given away by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Douglas D. Osheroff on September 26th, 2005.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Probal Chaudhuri, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. Srikanth Sastry, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Ajay Kumar Parida, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad.
  2. Dr. G. Narahari Sastry, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. (Dr. S. Chandrasekhar and G. Narahari Sastry share the prize for the year 2001)
Year – 2000:
Prizes were given away by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India on June 7th, 2003.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. C.S. Rajan, Tata Institure of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. G. Ravindra Kumar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. P.N. Rangarajan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. T. Pradeep, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Year – 1999:
Prizes were given away by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India on June 7th, 2003.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Indranil Biswas, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
  2. Dr. Kapil Hari Paranjape, Indian Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. Sanjay Puri, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Shekhar C Mande, Centre for Fingerprinting & Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. Charusita Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Year – 1998:
Prizes were given away by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India on June 7th, 2003.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. B.V. Rajaram Bhat, Indian Statistical Institure, Bangalore Centre.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. Sudeshna Sinha, Indian Institure of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Raghavan Varadarajan, Indian Institure of Science, Bangalore.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. S. Natarajan, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.
Year – 1997:
Prizes were given away by Nobel Laureate Prof. Gerard’t Hooft on 9th December, 2000.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Prof. T.N. Venkataramana, Tata Institure of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. Mohit Randeria, Tata Institure of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
  2. Dr. Madan Rao, Raman Research Institure, Bangalore.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Anil Grover, Delhi University, Delhi.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. Pratim Kumar Chattaraj, Indian Institure of Technology, Kharagpur.
  2. Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya, Indian Institure of Science, Bangalore.
Year – 1996:
Prizes were given away by Nobel Laureate Prof. Klaus Von Klitzing on 5th March, 1999.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Sundaram Thangavelu, Indian Statistical Institure, Bangalore.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. Sriram Ramaswamy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Jayant B. Udgaonkar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. Sambasiva Rao Kotha, Indian Institure of Technology, IIT, Mumbai.
  2. Dr. Goutam Kumar Lahiri, Indian Institure of Technology, IIT, Mumbai.
Year – 1995:
Prizes were given away by Nobel Laureate Prof. Roald Hoffmann on 5th January, 1998.
PHYSICS:
  1. Prof. Ashoke Sen, The Mehta Research Institure of Mathematics & Mathematical Physics, Allahabad.
BIOLOGY:
  1. Dr. Shahid Jameel, International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology.
Year – 1994:
Prizes were given away by Nobel Laureate Prof. Roald Hoffmann on 5th January, 1998.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. Dipendre Prasad, The Mehta Research Institure of Mathematics & Mathematical Physics, Allahabad.
CHEMISTRY:
  1. Dr. S. Yashonath, Indian Institure of Science, Bangalore.
  2. Dr. A. Srikrishna, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Year – 1993:
Prizes were given away by Nobel Laureate Prof. Ilya Prigogine on 27th December, 1995.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. Dipankar Home, Bose Institure, Calcutta.
  2. Dr. K. Subramanian, National Centre for Radio & Astrophysics, TIFT, Mumbai.
No Awards are given for Biology for the year 1993.
  1. NULL
Year – 1992:
Prizes were given away by Nobel Laureate Prof. Ilya Prigogine on 27th December, 1995.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Prof. V. Srinivasan, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
CHEMISTRY
  1. Dr. R.V. Hosur, Tata Institure of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
Year – 1991:
Prizes were given away by Nobel Laureate Lord George Porter on 18th January, 1993.
PHYSICS:
  1. Dr. T. Padmanabhan, Tata Institure of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
  2. Dr. S.B. Ogale, University of Poona, Pune.
BIOLOGY
  1. Dr. R. Gadagkar, Indian Institure of Science, Bangalore.
  2. Dr. J. Gaurishankar, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.
Year – 1990:
Prizes were given away by Prime Minister Shri Narasimha Rao on 12th May, 1992.
MATHEMATICS:
  1. Dr. N. Mohan Kumar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
  2. Dr. R. Balasubramanian, The Institure of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
CHEMISTRY
  1. Dr. K.N. Ganesh, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.
  2. Dr. Ganesh Prasad Pandey, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.
  3. Dr. S. Ramasesha, Indian Institure of Science, Bangalore.

All matters relating to the prizes are dealt with by an Award Board consisting of a Chairman, and two experts per subject. The experts propose a college of nominators, who in turn, nominate candidates. Additionally, heads of all Recognized Universities and Institutes of Research are also required to send in nominations. Each year the call for nominations is also advertised in Research Journals to give maximum exposure.  The Nominations are short-listed in each subject by the two subject experts and the actual awardees are finalized by the Award Board. 

All matters relating to the prizes are dealt with by an Award Board consisting of a Chairman, and two experts per subject. The experts propose a college of nominators, who in turn, nominate candidates. Additionally, heads of all Recognized Universities and Institutes of Research are also required to send in nominations. Each year the call for nominations is also advertised in Research Journals to give maximum exposure.  The Nominations are short-listed in each subject by the two subject experts and the actual awardees are finalized by the Award Board.