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Panjab University alumnus Ajay Sood appointed Principal Scientific Adviser to PM


Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, April 20

A Panjab College alumnus, Ajay Sood, is the brand new Principal Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister, stated an official announcement.

Sood, at the moment an Honorary Professor on the Division of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, replaces Okay. Vijaya Raghavan who retired just lately.

Sood was awarded Padma Shri in 2013 for his stellar work within the discipline of science.

He’s additionally a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Know-how and Innovation Advisory Council since 2018. Other than the Bhatnagar Prize in Physics within the yr 1999, the very best award of the federal government of India beneath age of 45 years, Sood has obtained over a dozen awards for a number of achievements from numerous establishments.

After finishing MS Physics from Panjab College, Chandigarh, in 1972, Sood did his PhD in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru in 1982. After being a post-doctoral Max Planck Fellow at Max Planck Institute fur FKF, Stuttgart, in Germany between 1983 and 85, Sood labored on atomic analysis at Kalpakkam earlier than becoming a member of IISc. He has additionally been an honorary professor on the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Superior Scientific Analysis at Bangalore since 1993.

“Have admired Ajay for many years for being a scholar with nice mind, impeccable integrity and large worldwide repute,” tweeted former DG, CSIR, Raghunath Mashelkar.

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