IISc Scientist Wins Third World Academy Award, Bags A Cash Prize Of $15,000

The Logical Indian

December 9th, 2015 / 8:18 PM

Source: Times of India | Image Courtesy: iisc 

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a well-know and globally recognized agency of the United Nations (UN). The activity of UNESCO pertains to five spheres – education, social/human sciences, culture, natural sciences and communication.

Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is an international forum operating under UNESCO, which unifies distinguished researchers from over 70 countries. TWAS awards honour the most venerable individuals in their fields. Professor U. Ramamurty from the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) Bangalore has won the 2015 TWAS award for engineering.

The award also includes a cash prize of $15,000. He is a leading expert in the field of material engineering. Professor C.N.R. Rao, who is himself a Bharat Ratna recipient and a former president of TWAS, congratulated Professor Ramamurty, while emphasising on the need of increasing research activity in the nation.

An international recognition of deserving scientists is a great prospect. Not only is it an indicator of a nation’s capabilities, but it is also a unique source of motivation for young students.

The Logical Indian congratulates Professor Ramamurty.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Fact Check: HRD Minister Of State Claims Indian Invented Airplane. Did We?

Indian astronomer Shrinivas Kulkarni

Indian Scientist Wins Prestigious Dan David Prize For His Contributions To Astronomy

C V Vishveshwara

‘Black Hole Man Of India’ Whose Papers Shaped Our Understanding Of Black Holes Passed Away Today

abdul ghani

The Man Who Planted 40 Lakh Trees Awarded World Youth Prize Award-2016

Jan Sikshan Sansthan, An NGO From Kerala Wins A Prestigious UNESCO Literacy Prize

India-Born Scientist Awarded $5,00,000 Prize By MIT For His Innovation

Latest on The Logical Indian

Get Inspired

Paralysed At 18 To Becoming A Para-athlete At 30; Meet Haryana’s Ekta Bhyan Who Won Gold For India

News

People Accused Of Crimes By CBI Being Appointed As CBI Officers; Complains CBI To Vigilance Commission

TLI Explains

TLI Explains: Can Aligarh Muslim University Allow Reservation For SC/ST Students?

Awareness

3.5 Cr Elderly Poor Are Being Given Pension Of Mere Rs 200 For Last 12 Yrs

News

Chennai: 12-Yr-Old Raped By 22 Men For 7 Months In Apartment Complex; Girl Was Drugged & Filmed

News

LIC Board Approves Proposal To Acquire 51% Stake In Debt-Ridden IDBI Bank

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.