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.

INFOSYS PRIZE 2016CEREMONY

Trustees

Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani

Chairman of the Board, Co-founder, Infosys Limited

K. Dinesh

K. Dinesh

Co-founder, Infosys Limited

President - Board of Trustees, Infosys Science Foundation

Narayana Murthy

Narayana Murthy

Founder, Infosys

Srinath Batni

Srinath Batni

Former Director, Infosys Limited

Co-founder Axilor Ventures Private Limited

Shibulal S. D.

Shibulal S. D.

Co-founder, Infosys Limited

Co-founder, Axilor Ventures Private Limited

S. Gopalakrishnan

S. Gopalakrishnan

Co-founder, Infosys Limited

Co-founder, Axilor Ventures Private Limited

T. V. Mohandas Pai

T. V. Mohandas Pai

Former Director, Infosys Limited

Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd.

Trustee speak

SHIBULAL S.D
President of the Board of Trustees (2015) “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."
Narayana Murthy
President of the Board of Trustees (2015) "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."
Srinath Batni
President of the Board of Trustees (2013) "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."