Swarnajayanti Fellowship Awarded to Scientists from Bangalore

Swarnajayanti scholarships have been given to three Bengaluru scientists for their creative research ideas and ability to affect research and development in several fields. The Indian Institute of Science’s Sridharan Devarajan and Mayank Shrivastava and TIFR International Centre for Theoretical Sciences’ Subhro Bhattacharjee are among the 17 scientists chosen for the prize from across the
 
Swarnajayanti Fellowship Awarded to Scientists from Bangalore Swarnajayanti Fellowship Awarded to Scientists from Bangalore

Swarnajayanti scholarships have been given to three Bengaluru scientists for their creative research ideas and ability to affect research and development in several fields. The Indian Institute of Science’s Sridharan Devarajan and Mayank Shrivastava and TIFR International Centre for Theoretical Sciences’ Subhro Bhattacharjee are among the 17 scientists chosen for the prize from across the country.

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According to the Press Information Bureau, Devarajan’s research focuses on Cognition, Computation, and Behavior, which includes how our brain allows us to selectively pay attention to some things while ignoring others and what occurs in the brain when we make crucial decisions. His study focuses on the neurological underpinnings of cognitive processes, including selective attention and decision-making.

Shrivastava focuses on electron device science and technology, particularly power semiconductor devices and nanoscale/beyond Si CMOS for SoC applications. He also works on the physics of semiconductor device dependability, electro-thermal/electron-phonon interaction in materials/devices other than Si, thermometry, and thermal/phonon transport in these materials/devices.

Bhattacharjee studies magnetism (frustrated magnets, quantum spin liquids), topological phases of condensed matter, transition metal oxide physics (interplay of spin-orbit coupling and electron correlations), highly correlated metals, and many-body chaos. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) assists winners with all prerequisites for doing research, including a fellowship of Rs 25,000 per month for five years. In addition, the DST provides the recipients with a five-year research grant of Rs 5 lakh.

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The fellowship is paid on top of the income they get from their parent organizations. In addition to the fellowship, the ministry added that merit-based awards for equipment, computing facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and international travel, and other specific requirements are covered.