Infosys Science Foundation announces winners of the Infosys Prize 2012

Infosys Founder and Chairman Emeritus N. R. Narayana Murthy at a press conference to announce the winners of the Infosys Prize 2012.

The Infosys Science Foundation has announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2012 for their outstanding research contributions across six categories: Engineering & Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. The Infosys Prize rewards outstanding invention, discovery or body of knowledge across the six disciplines.

The Infosys Science Foundation has introduced a new category of Humanities this year to expand the scope of the prize and add incentive for younger people in the country to pursue Humanities as a research field. In its fourth year, the Infosys Prize ranks among the highest monetary awards in India that recognizes scientific research.

The award ceremony for the Infosys Prize 2012 will be held on January 3, 2013 in New Delhi, where Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director General of the World Health Organization, will felicitate the winners.

The winners of the Infosys Prize 2012 are:

Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Ashish Lele, Scientist, National Chemical Laboratories, Pune, India


  • History
    Prof. Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Distinguished Professor of History and Navin & Pratima Doshi Endowed Chair in Pre-Modern Indian History, University of California at Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Literary Studies
    Prof. Amit Chaudhuri, Professor of Contemporary Literature, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K.

Life Sciences
Dr. Satyajit Mayor, Professor of Cellular Organization and Signaling at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India

Mathematical Sciences
Prof. Manjul Bhargava, Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, U.S.A.

Physical Sciences
Dr. Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh, Senior Scientist, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Social Sciences
Prof. Arunava Sen, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India

Learn more about the Infosys Science Foundation and winners

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