|01 May 2006|
|Ministry of Human Resource Development|
GOVERNMENT APPOINTS THREE EMINENT PERSONALITIES AS NATIONAL RESEARCH PROFESSORS
Government of India has appointed Prof. C.N.R Rao, an eminent Scientist in the field of Chemistry, Prof. Obaid Siddiqui, an eminent Biologist and Prof. C.S Seshadri, an eminent Mathematician as National Research Professors in recognition of their unique contributions in their respective fields. The scheme was instituted in 1949 to honor distinguished academics and scholars in recognition of their valuable contribution to knowledge. Persons of real eminence who have attained the age of 65 years and who have made outstanding contribution in their respective fields and are still capable of further productive research are considered for appointment as National Research Professors. Their appointments have been made on the recommendation of the Committee under the National Research Professorship Scheme comprising the Prime Minister and the Ministers of Human Resource Development, Finance and Home.
In the past various eminent persons such as Sir C.V Raman, Dr. S.N Bose, Shri Satyajit Ray, Ustad Bismillah Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar have been appointed as National Research Professors. Recently, Prof. M.S Valiathan, a renowned Cardiac Surgeon, Ms. Mahesveta Devi, an eminent Litterateur and Shri Habib Tanvir, a well-known Theatre personality have been appointed as National Research Professors.