The Infosys Prize – Securing India’s scientific future
The Infosys Prize endeavors to elevate the prestige of scientific research in India and inspire young Indians to choose a vocation in scientific research.
The Infosys Science Foundation, a not-for-profit trust, was set up in February 2009 by the management of Infosys. The Foundation instituted the Infosys Prize, an annual award, to honor outstanding achievements of researchers and scientists across five categories : Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Computer Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Life Sciences, each carrying a prize of rupees 50 Lakh. The award intends to celebrate success in scientific research and stand as a marker of excellence in these fields.
A jury, comprising eminent leaders in each of these fields, evaluates the achievements of the nominees against the standards of international research, placing the winners on par with the finest researchers in the world.
The award will be presented annually in five categories:
Physical Sciences – Physics, Chemistry and Earth Science
Mathematical Sciences – Mathematics and Statistics
Engineering and Computer Science – All branches of Engineering
Life Sciences – Biology, Biotechnology, Medicine and Agriculture
Social Sciences* – Economics, History, Sociology, Anthropology and
*Under the Social Science category, 2 subjects will be considered per Prize year. In 2010, work in the areas of Sociology and Anthropology will be considered.