The Award in Science Education has been made possible by an endowment from Prof Brij Arora, an Alumni of TIFR. The term science education will embrace mathematics, education, technology and related areas. Contribution to science education will be viewed in a broad and eclectic manner and the work may involve research or contributions to contemporary scholarship in popularizing science at the grassroots level.
The Award is given every alternate year.
|Year||Name / Department|
|2006||Prof. Bakhtaver S. Mahan, HBCSE|
|2008||Shri V.G. Gambhir, HBCSE|
|2010||Dr. Arnab Bhattacharya, TIFR|
|2012||Dr. S C Agarkar|
|2014||Prof. Vijay Singh|
De Core Nano semiconductors Ltd. has endowed an amount of Rs. 6 lakhs. The primary purpose Of this endowment is to support the academic and scientific activities of semiconductors group in TIFR, and in particular support staff, students and faculty members of the group to participate in conferences and other scientific activities within India and abroad. The fund may also be used to provide support to students and faculty from other institutions who may want to interact with the Semiconductor Group at TIFR.
On July 13, 2009, the IUPAP Commission (C4) on Cosmic Rays welcomed the ides of instituting the Homi Bhabha Medal prize by TIFR. The initial corpus was made available by the National Organizing Committee of the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference. The donors will make attempt to increase the corpus of the award in the coming years.
The winner of the Medal, Prize and Certificate will be chosen by the Homi Bhabha Medal Selection Committee comprising the following members :
The Homi Bhabha Medal Committee will invite nominations for the Medal through the website for the ICRC to be held in the Medal awarding year and also through e-mail contacts with the members of the cosmic ray community world-wide. The nominations should be invited, preferably, more than 6 months before the ICRC. The decision of the Medal Committee should be announced through the ICRC website, preferably, more than 2 months before the ICRC.
Each nomination for the Homi Bhabha Medal should be supported by letters from at least 2 eminent physicists working in the field of cosmic ray physics, astrophysics, particle physics or astroparticle physics, preferably from institution and/or country other than that of the nominating scientist.
The Homi Bhabha Medal Committee will decide winner of the Homi Bhabha medal through internal consultations and confidential voting.
The winner of the Homi Bhabha medal and the prize is to be chosen without any consideration of the race, religion, nationality or the sex of the nominees.
Senior members of the HECR group intend to be pro-active in increasing the corpus amount for the Homi Bhabha medal and the prize through donations by prominent private and public organizations. It is proposed to award a number of Homi Bhabha Conference Travel wards, utilizing the balance of the 10% amount, remaining after awarding the Homi Bhabha Prize.
|2011||Sir Arnold Wolfendale has been awarded the first IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Medal for his outstanding contributions to Cosmic Ray Research.|
|2013||Prof. Henrich Voelk has been awarded the second IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Medal for his outstanding contributions to Cosmic Ray Research.|
|2015||Prof. Thomas K Gaisser|
Mrs. Rani Mehta had endowed an amount of Rs.20,70,000/- in memory of her late husband, Dr. Madanlal Mehta for a named lecture in the area of theoretical physics to be organized every year.
The recipients are
|2010||Prof. O. Bohigas|
|2011||Dr. Satya Majumdar|
|2012||Prof. Peter Grassberger|
|2013||Prof. Krishna Rajagopal|
|2013||Prof. Paul Krapivsky|
|2015||Prof. Bhuvnesh Jain|
|2016||Prof. Dov Levine|
The family of late Professor Sukumar Biswas has endowed funds to the TIFR Endowment Fund for instituting an award in the memory of late Professor Sukumar Biswas who was a faculty member of TIFR. The award will be named "Professor Sukumar Biswas Ph.D. Student Award for Excellence in Physics".
The award will be given for the highest grades obtained during the first year of the course work in the Physics Ph.D. program in TIFR. It carries a cash component to be decided by an appropriate committee and a certificate.
|2013||Mr. Chandrodoy Chattopadhyay|
|2013||Mr. Ashish Shukla|
|2014||Mr. Dattaraj Dhuri|
|2014||Mr. Jishnu Bhattacharya|
|2015||Ms. Ahana Chakrabarty|
|2015||Mr. Suman Chatterjee|
|2016||Mr. Arindam Pramanik|
|2016||Mr. Subhajit Ghosh|
|2016||Mr. Pranay Gorantla|
Prof. Ramnath Cowsik, an alumni of TIFR, endowed two medals in the year 2011. The medals are to be awarded to a member of TIFR - visiting, regular or otherwise - for his/her contribution to an outstanding paper in any field published in the three years prior to the award.
|Year||Shri Ramakrishna Cowsik||Smt. Saraswathi Cowsik|
|2013||Dr. S. U. Yanpallewar||Dr. Neena Gupta|
|2014||Dr. R. Rajeev||Dr. Rahul Vaze|
|2015||Dr. Arpan Rai||Dr. Suvrat Raju|
|2016||Dr. Ramya Purkanti||Dr. Tanvi Deora|
Infosys Foundation endowed the corpus fund for instituting awards to science Olympiad medal winners. The award comprises a cash component of Rs 15,000/- and a certificate. The function is held at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai, every year in the month of December.
Dr. Dharmaji Shinde has endowed funds Rs. 1, 51,000/- to the TIFR Endowment Fund in memory of his late grandmother, Mrs. Ratanbai Chhotalal Jerajani. The purpose of this fund is to award fellowship or prize to students from Astronomy or Astrophysics Department. The student seminars may be the criteria for selection. This award is given every year.
|2013||Mr. Joe Philip Ninan|
|2014||Mr. Kuldeep Verma|
|2015||Ms. Shreya Banerjee|
Professor J. Maharana has endowed funds Rs. 2, 60,000/- to the TIFR Endowment Fund in the memory of his late wife, Dr. Sumitra Maharana. This is a named lecture award and carries a cash component of Rs. 10, 000/- . The speaker must be working in the area of life sciences.
|2017||Prof. Tapas K. Kundu||Epigenetics - Life Beyond Your Genes Implications In Behavior And Health|
|2016||Dr. Rakesh Mishra||Determining the details of the antero-posterior body axis|
|2014||Prof. Shamshad Cockroft||Lipid Transfer Proteins in Phosphoinositide Signalling and Membrane Traffic|
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Alumni Association (TAA) Excellence Award was introduced in the Homi Bhabha Birth Centenary Year – 2009. The corpus for this award has been endowed by the late Prof. Devendra Lal to the tune of Rs. 5 lacs. Prof. Madhav Nori has infused an additional amount of Rs. 1 lac.
|2014||Prof. Prabuddha Gangulit|
|2014||Prof. Srinivasan Ramani|
|2014||Prof. Kailash Rustagi|
|2014||Prof. Ravi Subrahmanyan|
|2016||Prof. Prahlad Chandra Agrawal|
|2016||Prof. Spenta Rustom Wadia|
|2016||Prof. Nallagounder Periasamy|
Prof. B. M. Arora has endowed funds of Rs. 1 lac to the TIFR Endowment Fund towards the TAA Patent Award.
|2016||Prof. Gaiti Hasan|
|2016||Prof. Yamuna Krishnan (Three Patent Awards)|
|2016||Dr. Dhiraj Bhatia|
|2016||Prof. Gayatri Venkiteswaran|
|2016||Prof. Saikat Chakroborty|
|2016||Dr. Souvik Modi|
The Awardees are
|2013||Dr. Shital Suryavanshi|
|2013||Mr. Rajeev B. Kambli|
|2014||Mr. Girish B. Gawde|
|2014||Mr. S. V. Jadhav|
|2014||Mr. Prashant P. Velekar|
|2014||Mr. Ashok P. Nalawade|
|2014||Mr. Ramesh R Bhosle|
The Awardees are
|2015||Prof. H. M. Antia|
|2015||Prof. G. Ravindra Kumar|
|2015||Prof. Gotam K. Jarori|
|2015||Prof. M. K. Mathew|
|2016||Prof. V. Srinivas|
|2016||Prof. Sudipta Maiti|