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Ministry Of Science And Technology

Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar

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Science and Technology are essential tools for development of the society. Scientists play a very important role in selflessly driving the systematic quest for truth and the development of new knowledge. They are the backbones of the nation who contribute tirelessly to the society's development. The exemplary and outstanding contributions of scientists need to be recognized so that they can serve as an inspiration to others.

The objective of the Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar (RVP) is to recognise the notable and inspiring contribution made by the scientists, technologists and innovators individually or in teams in various fields of science, technology and technology- led innovation. The RVP shall be one of the highest recognition in the field of science, technology and innovation in India. Scientists/ technologists / innovators working in government, private sector organizations or individuals working outside any organisation, who have made distinguished contributions in terms of path-breaking research or innovation or discovery in any fields of science, technology or technology- led innovation shall be eligible for the awards. People of Indian origin staying abroad with exceptional contributions benefiting the Indian communities or society shall also be eligible for the awards

The awards shall be given in the following four categories
a) Vigyan Ratna (VR) award to be awarded to recognize lifetime achievements & contributions made in any field of science and technology.
b) Vigyan Shri(VS)award to be awarded to recognize distinguished contributions in any field of science and technology.
c) Vigyan Yuva- Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (VY-SSB) award to be awarded to recognize & encourage young scientists who made an exceptional contribution in any field of science and technology.
d) VigyanTeam (VT) award to be awarded to a team comprising three or more scientists/researchers/innovators who have made an exceptional contribution working in a team in any field of science and technology.

No. of Awardees:
Name of AwardMax. No. of Awards
Vigyan Ratna (VR)03
Vigyan Shri (VS)25
Vigyan Yuva - Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (VY-SSB)25
Vigyan Team (VT)03

Ceremony Details
a) These awards shall be announced on the National Technology Day (11th May) every year.
b) The Award Ceremony for all categories of awards shall be held every year on the National Space Day on 23rdAugust.
c) The Hon'ble President of India / The Hon'ble Vice President of India may confer the Awards.
d) The Award Ceremony may be organised every year in Vigyan Bhavan or at an alternative suitable venue.
e) All these awards would commence from the year 2024.
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