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National Awards for Science, Tech, Innovation



  Jan 29, 2024

Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar (National Awards in Science, Technology, and Innovation)



1. What is the Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar?

Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar (RVP) is a set of new national awards established by the Government of India to recognize exceptional contributions in the fields of science, technology, and innovation.

2. What is the objective of the Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar?

The objective is to honor notable and inspiring contributions made by scientists, technologists, and innovators, either individually or in teams, across various domains of science, technology, and technology-led innovation.

3. Who is eligible for the Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar?

Eligible candidates include scientists, technologists, and innovators working in government, private sector, or independently in India, as well as People of Indian Origin abroad who have made distinguished contributions in science, technology, or technology-led innovation.

4. What are the categories of awards under the Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar?

The awards are categorized into:

Vigyan Ratna (VR) for lifetime achievements in science and technology.
Vigyan Shri (VS) for distinguished contributions in science and technology.
Vigyan Yuva-Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (VY-SSB) for young scientists up to 45 years.
Vigyan Team (VT) for exceptional contributions by a team of three or more individuals.

5. What are the domains covered under the Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar?

The awards cover 13 domains: Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Science, Earth Science, Medicine, Engineering Sciences, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Technology & Innovation, Atomic Energy, Space Science and Technology, and Others.

6. How is representation ensured in the Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar?

The award process ensures representation from each domain, including gender parity.

7. What is the significance of the Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar?

The Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar represents one of the highest recognitions in India for achievements in science, technology, and innovation, highlighting the country's commitment to acknowledging and promoting excellence in these fields.


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