Infosys Prize

  • Infosys Prize 2013: The science and society debate 10-02-2014 10:59 PM

    The Infosys Awards are in the 5th year. This year, these awards have been instituted to recognise excellence in the pure sciences and in the social sciences. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel if India is doing enough to bring its scientists back to the country. ...
  • Infosys Science Awards: Three of the seven awardees are women 09-02-2014 04:53 PM

    Seven of the country's brightest minds gathered together at the 2013 Infosys Prize ceremony - given every year to research in the basic sciences to recognize path breaking, independent work. The prize comprising a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 55 Lakh is a big boost for Indian scientists....
  • Dr V Ramgopal Rao wins Infosys award for Engineering and Computer Science 07-02-2014 09:27 AM

    Dr V Ramgopal Rao has invented a hand-held device that can sniff explosives. It's a sensor system to keep our buses and trains safe. And he has much more up his sleeves. Find out more with CNN-IBN correspondent Shoaib Ahmed. ...
  • Professor AR Vasavi wins Infosys Prize for Social Science 05-02-2014 02:01 PM

    A former IIM professor and a sociologist working on the issues of rural employment Professor AR Vasavi has worked in a remote village in backward Karnataka. She has also worked in the areas of debt-ridden farmers' suicides and empowerment of rural youth, finding alternatives and solutions to contemporary rural problems....
  • JNU professor Ayesha Kidwai wins 2013 Infosys Prize for Linguistics 04-02-2014 10:14 AM

    Professor Ayesha Kidwai is this year's Infosys Prize awardee. A professor at JNU, Kidwai says each language has a unique system of grammar. Her work on understanding these systems - especially Indian languages like Hindi, Urdu, Santali, Bangla and Malayalam has led to newer theories in universal grammar. ...
  • Watch: Outstanding individuals who won Infosys Prize 2012 05-01-2013 04:14 PM

    Watch stories of outstanding individuals who have excelled in their fields of work and been awarded Infosys Prize 2012. ...
  • Infosys announces winners of Infosys Prize 2012 23-11-2012 06:42 PM

    Bangalore: Infosys on Friday 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...
  • Infy prize winner solves tricky physics laws 04-01-2012 10:00 AM

    Bangalore: Dr Sriram Ramaswamy won the Infosys Prize 2011 for Physical Sciences. He used his knowledge of theoretical physics to crack a question commonly asked in biology. Thanks to his research, we now have answers to some of the mysteries of the laws of nature. How does a flock of...
  • Man researches to ensure food for millions 03-01-2012 08:54 AM

    Hyderabad: Dr Imran Siddiqi's research on hybrid plants can ensure enough food for millions of Indians. He has also won the Infosys Prize for 2011 in Life Sciences. Dr Imran Siddiqi isn't fooled by appearances. India's green revolution gave food to millions. But many of the plants in Dr Siddiqi's...
  • Infosys Prize 2011 winners announced 16-11-2011 08:10 PM

    Bangalore: The Infosys Prize for 2011 has been announced and the winners include economist Raghuram Govind Rajan, Professor Sriram Rajagopal Ramaswamy, Professor Kannan Soundarajan, Doctor Imran Siddiqui, Professor Kalyanmoy Deb and Doctor Pratap Bhanu Mehta. The winners, chosen by a jury headed by Prof Amartya Sen, receive a 22-karat gold...
  • Infosys Prize 2010: Honouring Indian researchers 16-01-2011 05:48 PM

    Watch the special show Infosys Prize 2010, looking to inspire home-grown researchers in India. ...
  • Meet winner of Infosys prize for social sciences 11-01-2011 06:32 PM

    New Delhi: Amita Baviskar, who has won Infosys Science Prize for social sciences, learnt first hand how projects like the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River rob entire population of their very reason and means to live. Dams are very big business and about 15-20 per cent of any...
  • Infosys Prize winner firm on continuing work 06-01-2011 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: Anthropologist Nandini Sundar, who won the Infosys Prize 2010, has been studying and raising awareness about the problems of tribals - particularly those caught in the crossfire between the naxals and the government. She also teaches sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, Nandini Sundar teaches sociology. Sundar...
  • Nano-technologist wins Infosys science award 04-01-2011 12:15 PM

    Small is beautiful, says nano-technologist Ashutosh Sharma. The things he builds under a microscope could one day give tiny cell phone batteries, a cure for cancer which is why he has been awarded the Infosys Science Prize for this year. "A nano-technologist has nothing to do with the Tata Nano....
  • Meet Infosys-prize winner malaria-vaccine man 03-01-2011 09:05 AM

    New Delhi: Dr Chetan Chitnis has won the Infosys prize for his work on one of the first vaccines against malaria. Belonging to a family of scientists, Dr Chintis was the topper in Physics at IIT Mumbai before moving towards Biology. Every year malaria kills thousands around the globe but...