The scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs, institutions and companies engaged in the areas of
biotechnology and biological sciences including agriculture, biomedical and environmental
sciences can be nominated by the members of Scientific Advisory Committee of the Department
of Biotechnology (SAC-DBT), Standing Overseas Committee (SAC-O) of the Department of
Biotechnology, Vice-Chancellors/Directors of Universities/Deemed Universities; Chairman,
UGC; Director-Generals/Heads of agencies such as CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DRDO, etc; Directors
of National Research Institutions/Laboratories, Presidents of scientific societies and academics
of all India character; Secretaries of S&T departments/user-ministries such as DST, DSIR,
Ministry of Earth Sciences, Environment & Forests, New and Renewable Energy, Atomic
Energy, Space, Commerce, Industry, Agriculture, Rural Development, Health & Family Welfare,
HRD, etc., Member (science) in the Planning Commission, Heads of
Industry/Biotech/Pharmaceuticals Associations such as FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, AlBA,
IDMA, etc. and reputed voluntary non-government organizations. Nominations will have to be
sent in the prescribed
proforma. The nominations from individuals/institutions/companies
sponsoring their own names will not be considered.
The selection of the applicants for the award will be made on the basis of the recommendations
of Selection Committee constituted specifically for the purpose by the Department of
Biotechnology. The contributions made by the candidates especially during the last five years
will be a major consideration in the selection of the applicant for the award.
The awards will be given to the selected nominees at a formal function organized by the
Department of Biotechnology in New Delhi on Technology Day, the 11th May every year.