NEW DELHI, March 21, 2011 – Elsevier, the world’s leading research publisher of scientific information, announced the winners of the 5th annual NASI SCOPUS YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS.  Eleven winners from seven subject disciplines were felicitated in the presence of the Honourable Secretary of Science & Technology, Government of India, Dr. T Ramasami at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi.


Applicants were evaluated in two stages based on key criteria such as publication output, citations and other metrics based on Scopus data, as well as research quality and impact by forty-eight panelists. The winners of the NASI SCOPUS YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS 2010 are as follows:



Dr. Rajeev K. Varshney

International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics, Hyderabad

Biological Sciences


Dr. Ravishankar Ramachandran

Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow

Dr. Debnath Pal

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


Dr. Souvik Maiti

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi

Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Science

Dr. Madineni Venkat Ratnam

National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Tirupati

Dr S Venkata Mohan

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad


Dr. Parag R. Gogate

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Dr. Bikramjit Basu

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


Dr. Naval K. Vikram

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi



Dr. P.S Anil Kumar

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Dr. Priya Mahadevan

S N Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences, Kolkata



“I deeply appreciate the contribution of Elsevier in the promotion of excellence in scientific research in this sub-continent” remarked Prof. Arun Kumar Sharma, President of the National Academy of Sciences, India,  about the NASI SCOPUS awards


“These awards will give immense boost to young researchers like us to sustain in the research and have long term positive impact on our research career” said Dr. S Venkata Mohan, Scientist at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. He was one of the winners in the Earth & Environmental Sciences category.


About NASI

Founded in the year 1930, the National Academy of Sciences, India is the oldest Science Academy of the country and is located at Allahabad. The main objective of the Academy was to provide a national forum for the publication of research work carried out by Indian scientists and to provide opportunities for exchange of views among them. 

About Scopus

Covering the world’s research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools to track analyze and visualize research. Scopus was designed and developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 17300 peer-reviewed journals from 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also directly integrates Web and patent searches. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. For more information about Scopus please visit


About Elsevier
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