In our continuous pursuit of acknowledging India's research & scientific excellence, Elsevier & NASI has recognized and honoured 47 young scientists with Scopus Young Scientist Awards so far. In this 6th year of the awards, NASI & Elsevier honoured following 8 young scientists in the gala ceremony in New Delhi on 2nd February 2012.

Agriculture - Dr. Sathish Bhadravati Shivachandra, Senior Scientist, Clinical Bacteriology Laboratory, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Nainital

Biological Science - Dr. Sanjib Senapati, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

Chemistry - Dr. Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Associate Professor, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Science - Dr. Sagnik Dey, Assistant Professor, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Engineering - Dr. Sundergopal Sridhar, Senior Scientist, Membrane Separation Group, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad

Mathematics - Dr. Prahladh Harsha, Reader, School of Technology & Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Medicine - Ritesh Agarwal, Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PG Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Physics - Dr. Satyajit Banerjee, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

From more than 250 applications (from approx. 170 institutions in India), Elsevier & NASI are proud to honour winners who were selected after rigorous 6 months of qualitative and quantitative process.

Guest of Honour, Dr. T Ramasami (Secretary - DST, Govt. Of India) gave the awards to the winners.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. T Ramasami said, "The philosophy of the Scopus Awards program is celebrating science. I must congratulate Elsevier for introducing the award and also NASI for partnering with them in promoting scientific excellence. "

Prof. M G K Menon (former chairman ISRO and currently advisor to the Department of Space), Prof. Manju Sharma (Former secretary DBT and currently director of Indian Institute of Advance Research) were the distinguished guest on the occasion. The ceremony witnessed participation of eminent personalities from Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Indian Council of Medical Research, University Grants Commission and many universities & research institutes from across the country.