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Infosys Science Foundation

The Infosys Science Foundation, a not-for-profit trust, was set up in February 2009 by Infosys and some members of its Board.

The Foundation instituted the Infosys Prize, an annual award, to honor outstanding achievements of researchers and scientists across six categories: Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences, each carrying a prize of INR 65 lakh.The award intends to celebrate success and stand as a marker of excellence in research. A jury comprising eminent leaders in each of these fields comes together to evaluate the achievements of the nominees against the standards of international research, placing the winners on par with the finest researchers in the world.

In keeping with its mission of spreading the culture of science and research, the Foundation has instituted the Infosys Science Foundation Lectures – a series of public talks by jurors and laureates of the Infosys Prize on their work that will help inspire young researchers and students.

Trustees

K. Dinesh
K. Dinesh
President, Board of Trustees
N. R. Narayana Murthy
N. R. Narayana Murthy
Trustee
Srinath Batni
Srinath Batni
Trustee
Shibulal S. D.
Shibulal S. D.
Trustee
S. Gopalakrishnan
S. Gopalakrishnan
Trustee
T. V. Mohandas Pai
T. V. Mohandas Pai
Trustee
R Seshasayee
R Seshasayee
Trustee

Enabling Scientific Excellence

Enabling Scientific Excellence

Trustees Speak

  • "India needs bright minds in academia, government, business, military and society to strive for global excellence. It is academia that provides bright minds for all other areas in any society. Research is an important dimension of excellence in academia. This award honors outstanding researchers who will make a difference to India's future." N. R. Narayana Murthy
    President of the Board of Trustees (2009, 2014)
  • "Science has the power to transform all impertinent questions to pertinent answers for society. Every society needs to ensure that the work of scientists and researchers is recognized, encouraged and rewarded so they can continue to feed innovation and progress. The Infosys Science Foundation is one such endeavor!" K. Dinesh
    President of the Board of Trustees (2010)
  • "The Infosys Prize celebrates the indomitable spirit of enquiry, the quest for knowledge and discovery that pervades our society and shows us the way forward. The Prize laureates epitomize these virtues. Their work has enabled progress in their chosen spheres as well as for mankind at large." T. V. Mohandas Pai
    President of the Board of Trustees (2011)
  • "World over we need to encourage more students to take up research. This is even more important in India, which needs to find unique solutions to its problems. The Infosys Science Foundation is championing this cause in India by recognizing remarkable researchers and creating role models." S. Gopalakrishnan
    President of the Board of Trustees (2012)
  • "The quest to explore new frontiers has often paved the way for the well-being of society. We hope to make role models of such explorers. The next generation needs to be able to look up to them and be inspired to continue in their footsteps and to breach newer boundaries of our world." Srinath Batni
    President of the Board of Trustees (2013)
  • “People spearheading the process of scientific discovery are creating pathways for our collective future. Their work requires diligent thought, deep intellect, rigorous analysis along with high levels of curiosity and awareness. Their humanity, character and life wisdom complement their quest for truth. The Infosys Science Foundation celebrates them." Shibulal S. D.
    President of the Board of Trustees (2015)