PSSI in conjunction with external sponsors has instituted many awards for outstanding research works in the area of Plasma Science & Technology. These awards will be presented during conference. The awards carry cash prize as well as a certificate.



Please see the conference website for details regarding these awards. A number of awards will be given depending on the contributions from sponsors.


PSSI, to promote and in its continued pursuit of excellence in the area of Plasma Science & Technology, is pleased to announce, in conjunction with various sponsors, the following awards that are awarded during the annual National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology which is organized by PSSI.


(1) Buti Young Scientist Award

Professor Bimla Buti has declared (at the PSSI GBM, 2011) that the award amount for the Buti Young Scientist Award will be enhanced to Rs.10,000/- from the year 2012 onwards.

To encourage young scientists,Buti Young Scientist Award has been instituted by Buti Foundation. The award consists of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs.10,000. On behalf of Buti Foundation, Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI) at its Annual National Conference will present this award to the selected young researcher for the best presentation.

The first award was given at PLASMA 2004 (PSSI Conference) held at Bundelkhand University at Jhansi in December 2004. Looking at the great enthusiasm of the young participants for competing for this award, President, Buti Foundation has decided to have TWO such awards from 2005 onwards.

One award will be exclusively for applicants from Universities and Colleges and the second one will be open to all young scientists. This has been done keeping in mind that the scientists at Universities and Colleges do not have facilities comparable to the ones at Research Institutes. However, there will be no compromise on the quality of the presentation. In case, the presentations are not to the mark, no award will be given that year.

For further information, check The Buti Foundation website.

Who can apply ?

Buti Foundation Young Scientist Award is open to Graduate students working towards their Ph.D. degrees and to fresh Ph.D.s with less than 2 years post-doctoral experience. Maximum age limit for competing for this award is 35 years. This award of Rs. 10000 is for the best presentation with really good contents to be presented at the annual PSSI meeting.

The applicant should be a Life Member of PSSI.

The applicant should NOT have presented the same material in previous editions of the Buti Award.

(2) Sholapurwala Awards

Z. H. Sholapurwala, Managing Director of Zeonics Systech D & A Engg. (P) Ltd., Bangalore. a large Defence & Atomic Engg. equipment supplier based in Bangalore has initiated two awards for Poster presentation for two outstanding works on engineering aspect of Fusion science & Technology done in India.

The Idea of the award is to kindle the young generation to pick up work in Fusion Research which will be very useful in future. The TWO first & TWO-second prizes for the award will carry Certificate of merit & a prize of Rs. 5,000/- & Rs. 2,500/- respectively. The awards will be given every year, beginning from the year 2007. Details will be given in the annual Plasma conference announcement.

There is NO age limit for the award. It is open for participants (Only Indian nationals) from all R&D Institutions / Universities situated in India.

There is no need for applying specifically for the award. The awards will be given on the basis of the posters evaluated at the time of the conference.

Only posters presented at the conference will be considered for the award. Please note that unattended posters WILL NOT be considered for the award.

Winner of these awards will have to become a member of PSSI if he/she is not already a member.

For more details, check: http://www.pssi.in/documents/sholapurwala_awards.html

(3) PSSI Poster Award

From 2006, two awards for posters presented at the Plasma Science & Technology Symposium have been initiated. The awards carry a cash component of Rs. 5000/- each and a certificate of merit. This award is partly sponsored by the industry. Currently, there are 4 awards in this category. Depending on the number of sponsors, the number of awards can go up.

There is NO age limit for this award.

All awards are open to poster presentations from R&D institutions/ Universities/Colleges.

There is no need for applying specifically for the award. The awards will be given on the basis of the posters evaluated at the time of the conference.

Only posters presented at the conference will be considered for the award. Please note that unattended posters WILL NOT be considered for the award.

Winner of these awards will have to become a member of PSSI if he/she is not already a member.

For more details, check: http://www.pssi.in/documents/pssi_poster_awards.html

(4) PSSI ORAL AWARD

From 2013, as per the decidion of the PSSI-GBM, PSSI has instituted awards for ORAL presentation at the Plasma Science & Technology Symposium. The awards carry a cash component of Rs. 5000/- each and a certificate of merit.

This award is applicable to students, research scholars and junior faculty making ORAL presentations.

All awards are open to poster presentations from R&D institutions/ Universities/Colleges.

These awards are sponsored by PSSI.

Winner of these awards will have to become a member of PSSI if he/she is not already a member.

For more details, check: http://www.pssi.in/documents/oralawards.html

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