Infosys Prize

  • Infosys Prize 2013: The science and society debate February 10, 2014

    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. CNNIBN 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 February 9, 2014

    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 February 7, 2014

    Dr V Ramgopal Rao has invented a handheld 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 CNNIBN correspondent Shoaib Ahmed. ...
  • Professor AR Vasavi wins Infosys Prize for Social Science February 5, 2014

    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 debtridden 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 February 4, 2014

    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 January 5, 2013

    CNNIBN brings you stories of outstanding individuals who have excelled in their fields of work and have been awarded the prestigious Infosys Prize for 2012 for their pioneering work in the fields of science, literature, economics, history and mathematics. ...
  • Infosys award winner's 'revolutionary' molecular structure research January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: What gives desserts their texture? Or what makes paints durable? For Dr Ashish Lele, the answers lie at the microscopic level. At the National Chemical Laboratories, Pune, he has been exploring how molecular structures influence the properties of soft materials. "My work is in the area of soft material.....
  • Math wizard is youngest to win Infosys Award in 2012 January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The youngest person to win Infosys Prize for Mathematical Sciences for 2012 is a mathematics wizard Dr Manjul Bhargava. While many fear mathematics, Dr Bhargava came up with a mathematical formula at a mere age of eight. For the 38yearold Dr Bhargava, mathematics is present everywhere, even in music...
  • Defying labels: Infosys Prize 2012 winner Professor Amit Chaudhuri January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: A novelist, poet, literary critic and musician Amit Chaudhuri is a man who defies labels. He was 13 when his poems were first published but strangely he was a shy poet. "I for one was not cool at all. I hated school and was miserable there but I...
  • Infosys announces winners of Infosys Prize 2012 November 23, 2012

    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 won...
  • Infy prize winner solves tricky physics laws January 4, 2012

    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 birds...
  • Man researches to ensure food for millions January 3, 2012

    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 November 17, 2011

    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 22karat gold medallion,...
  • Infosys Prize 2010: Honouring Indian researchers January 16, 2011

    Watch the special show Infosys Prize 2010, looking to inspire homegrown researchers in India. ...
  • Meet winner of Infosys prize for social sciences January 11, 2011

    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 1520 per cent of any project...
  • Infosys Prize winner firm on continuing work January 9, 2011

    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 is of...
  • Nanotechnologist wins Infosys science award January 12, 2011

    Small is beautiful, says nanotechnologist 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 nanotechnologist has nothing to do with the Tata Nano. But...
  • Meet Infosysprize winner malariavaccine man January 11, 2011

    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 now...