MFCEM Director Awarded Swarnajayanti Fellowship
Professor Nitin Gupta, director of the Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, was among the 17 scientists awarded the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship. Instituted by the Government of India to commemorate the country’s fiftieth year of Independence, the Swanajayanti Fellowship recognizes outstanding research by young Indian scientists in the fields of biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, and physics.
Awardees of the Swarnajayanti Fellowship receive funding for five years to pursue their research. According to the Government of India’s Ministry of Science and Technology, “The fellowship is provided in addition to the salary [the awardees] draw from their parent Institution. In addition to fellowship, grants for equipment, computational facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and international travel and other special requirements, are covered based on merit.”