CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize For Chemical Science 2020-21

CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize For Chemical Science 2020-21

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 on 31 December 2020.


  • The award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), the late Dr (Sir) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar and is known as the ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize for Science and Technology’.
  • The Prize is given each year for outstanding contributions to science and technology.


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 Chemical science disciplines:

Chemical Science


Recognition of outstanding Indian work in science and technology.


  • 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. 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 endeavour, 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’)


  • In awarding the Prize, the Governing Body of CSIR is guided by the recommendations of the Advisory Committees constituted under clause 10.

The SSB Prizes are awarded for notable and outstanding research, applied or
fundamental, in the Chemical Sciences disciplines The SSB Prize carries a cash award, a citation and a plaque for each scientist selected for the award.

How To Apply:

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 [email protected] on or before 31st March 2021. No hardcopy to follow. Please visit www.csirhrdg.res.in for further details and nomination format


  • Names of candidates may be proposed by a member of the Governing Body of CSIR; Presidents of academies of all-India character; Vice Chancellors of Indian Universities; deemed Universities and Institutions of national importance; Deans of Science, Engineering, Medical, Agriculture, and Technology Faculties; Directors of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT); Directors General of the major R&D Organizations, such as the Defence Research & Development Organization, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the Indian Council of Medical Research, India Meteorological Department; Chairmen of Atomic Energy Commission, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, etc.; Directors of CSIR Laboratories/ Institutes, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Physical Research Laboratory, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, etc.; Secretaries of the Government Science Departments like the Department of Atomic Energy, the Department of Biotechnology, the Department of Environment, the Department of Information Technology, the Department of Ocean Development, the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the  Department of Space; etc., Member in-charge (Science) in the Planning Commission (now NITI
    Aayog); and the former Bhatnagar Prize Awardees.
  • University Faculties should recommend scientists working in their institutions only and route nominations through their respective Vice Chancellors, while the Faculties in IITs are required to send their nominations through their Directors. The Directors General of the R&D Organizations and the Chairmen of Commissions may sponsor names of scientists working in their respective organizations. The Directors of CSIR laboratories/ institutes can nominate candidates in disciplines of their interest irrespective of the fact whether they are working in CSIR laboratories/ institutes or outside. The recipient of a Bhatnagar Prize can send the nomination of one person only for each year’s award. Names of the candidates for SSB Prize may be proposed by a Fellow of at least two of the three Academies identified by the CSIR. The identified academies are:

i)National Academy of Sciences (NASc) Allahabad

ii) Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc)
Bengaluru and

iii) Indian National Academy (INSA) New Delhi. Nominations from other individuals sponsoring their own names or of others are not acceptable.

Each nomination, as per the prescribed Pro-forma, should be accompanied by a detailed statement of work and attainments of the nominee and a critical assessment report (not more than 500 words) bringing out the importance of significant research and development contributions of the nominee made during the five years preceding the year of the Prize. Nominations not made as per prescribed format are unacceptable.  candidate once nominated would be considered for a total period of three years, if agewise eligible. Once such a nomination has been received, CSIR may correspond directly with the nominator for supplementary information, if necessary. In case a nominee has resigned from
his present position in India and has gone abroad, his nomination would become invalid

Last Date To Apply: 31st March 2021.

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