Press Esc to close
Monday 08 February 2016
News updated at 2:09 AM IST
Weather
Max: 32°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Infosys announces winners of Infosys Prize 2012

Bangalore, Nov 23,2012 (PTI) :

Infosys today announced winners of Infosys Prize 2012 for outstanding research in six categories.

Ashish Lele of National Chemical Laboratories, Pune, bagged the award in the Engineering and Computer Science category while Arunava Sen (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi) bagged the prize in the Social Sciences category.

Two researchers won in the Humanities category -- Sanjay Subrahmanyam (University of California) won the prize for History and Amit Chaudhuri (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK) bagged the award in Contemporary Literature.

In Life Sciences, Satyajit Mayor (National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore) bagged the award, while Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University won in Mathematical Sciences category.

Senior scientist Ayyappanpillai Ajayagosh (National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology) won the award for research in Physical Sciences.

The awardees will each be presented a gold medal and a prize money of Rs 50 lakh, except those in humanities, at a function in Delhi on January 3 next year.

Winners in the humanities category would receive Rs 25 lakh. Former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland will felicitate the winners.

Infosys Chairman Emeritus N R Narayana Murthy and top company officials were present when the awards were announced.

Infosys Executive Co-Chairman Kris Gopalkrishnan said he was glad the Indian government was taking steps to give a thrust to education and research.

"This is a continuous process. We have to invest in all stages of education - primary, secondary and tertiary. We have to also invest in research," he told reporters.

India was increasing the number of seats in colleges, scholars, fellowships and students and Infosys has been doing likewise in education and research, Kris said.

"We recognise outstanding individuals and firmly believe they will become icons of inspiration to the next generation," he said.

Asked if India was lagging in higher education and research as many of the Indian origin prize winners were based outside the country, he said it is not necessarily so as the jury has certain criteria and are allowed to look at research by experts of Indian origin. 


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A leopard attacks a man in a school premises in Bengaluru on Sunday...

A leopard attacks a man in a school premises in Bengaluru on Sunday...

Sand sculpture of turtles at Marina Beach as part of a 'Save a Turtle campaign'...

Sand sculpture of turtles at Marina Beach as part of a 'Save a Turtle campaign'...

Awareness about road safety rules at the launch of 'Aster SafeRoads campaign in New Delhi...

Awareness about road safety rules at the launch of 'Aster SafeRoads campaign in New Delhi...

Tourists enjoy Shikara rides at Dal Lake as tourism in J&K comes back to life after 2014 floods...

Tourists enjoy Shikara rides at Dal Lake as tourism in J&K comes back to life after 2014 floods...

Gen DS Hooda pays tribute at Jagdunath memorial on the occasion of Nowshera Day celebration...

Gen DS Hooda pays tribute at Jagdunath memorial on the occasion of Nowshera Day celebration...

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh during final round of women 400M Medley event at the 12th South Asian Games...

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh during final round of women 400M Medley event at the 12th South Asian Games...

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh (M), Shraddha Sudhir (L) and Sri Lankan swimmer JUI Silva (R), with their medal

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh (M), Shraddha Sudhir (L) and Sri Lankan swimmer JUI Silva (R), with their medal

Indian Swimmers Sajan Prakash (M), Saurabh Sangvekar (R) and Bangladeshi swimmer Mahfizur Rahman...

Indian Swimmers Sajan Prakash (M), Saurabh Sangvekar (R) and Bangladeshi swimmer Mahfizur Rahman...

Indian and Nepal women Hockey Team players in action during the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati..

Indian and Nepal women Hockey Team players in action during the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati..

Cyclists on a 40 kms criterium race during 12th South Asian Games, in Guwahati on Sunday...

Cyclists on a 40 kms criterium race during 12th South Asian Games, in Guwahati on Sunday...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523