The Year 2012 is recorded as the Year of Science (YoS) in commemoration of outstanding scientific contribution emanatingfrom Indian Science during the last 100 years. While Research and Development base in India is expanding, new measures are required to promote excellence in research in all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).In order to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of scientists and academicians to the cause of Indian science, the SERB has instituted and supported YoS Chair Professorships in the areas of STEM. The aim is to support outstanding scientists in India who continue to perform at highest level irrespective of age/ area of research/institution. These Professors are regarded as bench mark for stature, value and eminence in the international area.
To recognize outstanding contributions made by any of the Indian scientists towards excellence and highest impact in R&D in sciences at the national level as well as in the global context. This recognition is to impart rightful glory to the profession and should serve to elevate the aspirations of young and mid-career researchers.
Past and Present Presidents of Science/Engineering National Academies or Year of Science Chair Professors, Directors of National Laboratories, Vice-Chancellors of Universities, and members of Science and Engineering Research Board.
Past and Present Presidents of any of the national science academies (including Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine), Directors of National Laboratories, Vice-Chancellors of Universities and members of Science and Engineering Research Board.
Note : After the final selection, the selected Distinguish Fellow cannot defer joining the host institute (under formal guidelines) for more than a year.
The programme is under revision.