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August 2016

A partial list of the placement offers received by the fifth batch of CBS students from national and international universities and laboratories is given below:

  • Phalguni Shah - Northwestern University and University of Texas at Austin - USA
  • Prashant Chauhan - John Hopkins University, USA and University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Ajay CJ - EPFL- Lausanne, Switzerland, Rochester University and University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • Soumendu Maurya - University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Bhishek Manek - University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, University of Sheffield, UK, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
  • Swami Chaurasia - Theoretical Physics Institute, Germany and Cardiff University, UK
  • Ayush Mandwal - University of Calgary, Canada
  • Vishal Padwal - Northwestern University, USA
  • Praneel Samanta - University of Barcelona & University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Akshay Malwade - The Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
  • Saket Suman - Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany

July 2016

Well Known Astrophysicist Professor S. M. Chitre bestowed upon “Shri Balvantbhai Parekh Gold Medal” at CHARUSAT

The Indian Planetary Society (IPS) organized "Shri Balvantbhai Parekh Gold Medal" Award function at PDPIAS Auditorium, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, on Saturday, 23rdJuly 2016.The prestigious Gold Medal was bestowed upon Padma Bhushan Professor S. M. Chitre for his outstanding work in Solar Physics and Astronomy.

Late Shri Balavantbhai K. Parekh was well-known industrialist; a philanthropist and supporter of all good causes. He had been a supporter of the Indian Planetary Society since its inception in the year 2000. Smt. Kantaben Balwantbhai Parekh Mini Planetarium and the Smt. Kantaben Parekh Centre for popularization of Science owe their origin to generous donations made by Late. Shri Balavantbhai K. Parekh, in this honour IPS has instituted the Balvantbhai Parekh Gold Medal to be awarded to eminent personalities of India for their services to the country.

In this series, this year it was given to Professor S. M. Chitre, Academic Chairperson and Emeritus Professor, CBS, and INSA Honorary Scientist at the University of Mumbai.

The Welcome speech was delivered by Dr. B. G. Patel, Provost, CHARUSAT. He expressed happiness over the third gathering of Astrophysicists since MoU signing ceremony on 18th April, 2015 with IPS. He also added that, in first phase CHARUSAT has launched the M.sc in Astronomy and Astrophysics program from this academic year 2016-17. In future, he reiterated, B.Sc. Program in Astronomy and Astrophysics will be introduced.

Dr. R. V. Upadhyay, Principal, PDPIAS introduced Prof. S. M. Chitre, the distinguished awardee.

Dr. Mohanbhai I. Patel, Former Sheriff, Mumbai and Chief Patron of Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Institute of Computer Applications had presided over the function.He congratulated Dr. J. J. Raval for organising this event at CHARUSAT.

Dr. M. I. Patel presented Shri Balvantbhai Parekh Gold Medal to Padmbhushan Prof. S. M. Chitre amidst rounds of applause from audiences. Prof. S M Chitre accepted it with great humility. Prof. Nagarjun shared some of his experiences working with Prof. S. M. Chitre

Prof.S. M. Chitre delivered talk on "Frontiers of Astronomy and Astrophysics", He remembered immense contributions of Indian Sages and Scientists in the fields Astronomy and astrophysics. He said that in earlier times, there were theoreticians who commanded the domain. Nowadays, after the introduction of technology, experiments have become crucial to all scientific theories.

In post lunch session, Prof. P. C. Agrawal gave talk on "Multiwavelength view of X-Ray Universe with ASTROSAT"; Prof. Sanjeev Dhurandhar provided some ideas on "Einstein's Centennial gift: The discovery of Gravitational Waves" and Prof. Anand SenGupta gave a talk on "Gravitational Waves". These all talks proved very much helpful to the present audiences to explore their knowledge.


The fourth batch of CBS students has received offers from leading national and international universities and research institutes.

A partial list is displayed below:

  • Mayank Singh

McGill University, Canada
Offers also received from: University of Minnesota, USA, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

  • Nivin Mothi

University of California Merced, USA.

  • Rakvi

Cornell University, USA
Offers also received from: Ohio State University, USA, Louisiana State University, USA, Institute of Mathematical Science, IMSc, Chennai, India

  • Koushik Senapati

University of Queensland, Australia

  • Sanoj

University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Offers also received from: Michigan Technological University, USA

  • Shalini Gupta

Phillips University of Marburg, Germany
Offers also received from: Australian National University

  • Ashwin Kumar

Physikalisches Institut, University of Bonn, Germany
Offers also received from: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK

  • Pooja Chandrakar

Brandeis University, USA

  • Akanksha Vishwakarma

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron - DESY, Germany

  • Prashant Sridhar

University of Kansas, USA

  • K.J. Karthika

State University of New York, Buffalo, USA

  • Bojja Aditya Reddy

University of Geneva, Switzerland
Offers also received from: Institute of Science & Technology, Austria, Michigan Technical University, USA, ICFO, Spain, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Pratik Kumbhar Mahadeo

University of Geneva, Switzerland
Offers also received from: CEA, Cadarche, France in collaboration with University of Nice, France

  • Galaxy Gupta

IIT-Madras, India
Offers also received from: IIT-Delhi, India

  • Harsh Bhatt

BARC, India
Offers also received from: National University of Singapore, Singapore; University of British Columbia, Canada; University of Warwick, UK

  • Laxmi Sindhu

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Offers also received from: University of Bonn, Germany and University of Hamburg, Germany

September 2015


Prof. R.V. Hosur, Director CBS, has been conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT-Bombay for the year 2015. Director, IIT-Bombay, presented the award to Prof. Hosur on 10th March 2015 during the Foundation Day Function.

March 2015


The third batch of CBS students has received offers from leading national and international universities and research institutes.

A partial list is displayed below:

  • Mohanish Borana: European Research Council PhD at University of Edinburgh (UK), University of Minnesota (USA), University of Massachusetts (USA), University of Melbourne (Australia), National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  • Amit Seta: Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany), Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Germany), Leiden University (Netherland)
  • Aklant Kumar Bhowmick: Carnegie Mellon University (USA), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (India), International Centre for Theoretical S ciences-TIFR (India)
  • Saranyo Moitra: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (India), International Centre for Theoretical Sciences-TIFR (India)
  • Kriti Gupta: Shell-NWO Computational Science PhD program at University of Twente (Netherland)
  • Angana Mondal: University of Tennessee (USA), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (India)
  • Santwana Dubey: GSI (Germany)
  • Shashank Pathak: State University of New York (USA)
  • Shashank Markhande: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (India)
  • Navneeta Katyan: Institute for Plasma Research (India)
  • Ram Shila: National Board for Higher Mathematics (DAE) PhD Fellowship
  • Shilpi Singh: Aalto University (Finland)
  • Naveen Kumar: Chennai Mathematical Institute (India)
  • Gholam Wahid: UM-DAE Centre For Excellence in Basic Sciences

July 2014


Dr. Ameeya Bhagwat, Reader 'F', CBS has been admitted as a member (Physical Sciences) of the National Academy of Sciences, India for the year 2014.

June 2014


Prof. R. V. Hosur, Director CBS, has been elected to the Council of International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR).

May 2014


Prof. R. V. Hosur, Director CBS, has been honored with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India.

May 2014

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Archives

2013

Science and Society Public Lecture organised by CBS: April 23, 2013.
Venue: Nehru Science Centre Auditorium, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai.

Importance of Basic Sciences in Higher Education seminar organised by CBS: April 23, 2013.
Venue: Pherozshah Mehta Auditorium, University of Mumbai, Kalina.

2012

CBS is glad to announce that Prof. R.V. Hosur, Director, CBS, has been awarded the Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Memorial Award 2011 by the Indian Chemical Society.

Dr. M. Hemalatha has been awarded the Young Scientist Research Award by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy.

CBS is glad to announce that Professor S.M. Chitre and Prof.Raghunathan have been awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.

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Prof. M.S. Raghunathan did his schooling in Chennai and obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Mumbai while he was a student at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He joined TIFR as a Research Assistant and was soon promoted as an Associate Professor at the age of 25.

His main areas of research are Lie Groups and Algebraic Groups Among the numerous awards and honours bestowed on him are Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, TWAS Prize, Srinivas Ramanujam Medal, S.N. Bose Professorship, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

He is a Member of the Academic Board of CEBS.

Prof. S.M. Chitre did his Bachelors from the University of Mumbai and University of Cambridge, and Masters and Ph.D. also from the University of Cambridge.

He has been associated with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research for several years and his primary research interests are solar physics, Physics & Astrophysics of Neutron Stars & Black Holes and Gravitational Lensing.

Beginning in the 2001 he has been actively involved in teaching at the University of Mumbai – a passion which he continues to date. He was actively involved in setting up CEBS right from its inception. He has numerous awards and honours to his credit. Some of them are: Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Member, International Astronomical Union, Fellow of INSA, NASI and NAS, Third World Academy of Sciences, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, M.P. Birla Award and Padma Bhushan in 2012.

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