The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) announced the laureates of the Infosys Prize 2021 in a virtual ceremony on December 02, 2021. The winners were felicitated by Gagandeep Kang, FRS - Professor at CMC Vellore, Infosys Prize laureate and one of India’s leading virologists. A distinguished international jury, composed of leaders in each of these fields, evaluated the work and achievements of the nominees against stringent standards of international research, placing the winners on par with the finest researchers in the world.
Since its inception in 2009, Infosys Science Foundation has felicitated the work of 74 laureates, from institutes like the IITs, IISc, ISIs, TIFR and NCBS as well as CSIR labs across the country, and niche research institutes like JNCSAR and Harish Chandra Research Institute.
Our winners this year have been recognized for their contributions to society - from building an indigenous platform for early diagnosis of COVID-19 and tuberculosis, to studying the effects of climate change on fragile ecosystems, and learning how to better harness nuclear energy for the benefit of mankind.