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2nd December, 2021 Science and Technology

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  • Arvind Singh, Associate Professor at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, a Swarnajayanti fellow of 2020-21, is examining the role of enhancing ocean alkalinity for removing atmospheric carbon dioxide to tackle global climate change problems.



  • of India had instituted a scheme "The Swarnajayanti Fellowships" to commemorate India's fiftieth year of Independence.
  • Under this scheme a selected number of young scientists, with proven track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology.
  • Scientists selected for the award will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with a freedom and flexibility in terms of expenditure as approved in the research plan.
  • The project should contain innovative research idea and it should have a potential of making impact on R&D in the discipline.
  • The fellowships are scientist specific and not institution specific, very selective and have close academic monitoring.


Nature of Support

  • The award consists of a Fellowship of Rs 25000/- per month in addition to the salary drawn from the parent Institute for a period of 5 years.
  • The fellows selected along with their projects will be considered for funding by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) as per SERB norms, for fellowship, recurring and non-recurring heads.



  • The duration of the fellowship will be for a period not exceeding five years.