The Infosys Prize endeavors to elevate the prestige of science and research in India and inspire young Indians to choose a vocation in research.

The award is given annually to honor outstanding achievements of contemporary researchers and scientists across six categories : Engineering and Computer Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences, each carrying a prize of a gold medal, a citation and a purse of Rupees 65 Lakh. The award intends to celebrate success in research and stand as a marker of excellence in these fields. A jury, comprising eminent leaders in each of these fields, evaluates the achievements of the nominees against the standards of international research, placing the winners on par with the finest researchers in the world.

The Infosys Prize in Mathematics was first given in 2008. Following the establishment of the Infosys Science Foundation, the Infosys Prize was given in 4 other categories. The ISF announced a sixth category – the Infosys Prize in Humanities – in January 2012.

Infosys Prize - Philosophy

Narayana Murthy, President of the Board of Trustees (2009), Infosys Science Foundation, talks about the philosophy behind instituting the Infosys Prize.

Categories

The Award is presented annually in six categories

1

Engineering and Computer Science

All branches of Engineering

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2

Humanities

Archaeology, History, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Literary Studies and Philosophy

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3

Life Sciences

Biology, Biotechnology, Medicine and Agriculture

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4

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

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5

Physical Sciences

Physics, Chemistry and Earth Science

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6

Social Sciences*

Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology

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*Economics will not be considered under Social Sciences category for 2017.

Prize Cycle

Infosys Prize Cycle

Invited nominators can submit their nominations online and via email

The window to submit nominations for the Infosys Prize closes

The jury reviews and discusses nominee applications and shortlists nominees in each category

The jury shortlists the final top three nominees in each category

The winners of the Prize are announced through a Press Conference in Bangalore

The laureates are awarded at the ceremony with a gold medal, citation certificate and Rs. 65 lakh prize purse

Infosys Prize Cycle