The Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology recognizes every year the outstanding research work / skill / talent acquired by Scientists and Technologists in the following disciplines: (1) Agricultural Sciences, () Biological Sciences; (iii) Chemical Sciences; (iv) Environmental Sciences including Earth, Atmosphere. Ocean and Planetary Sciences, (v) Engineering and Technology, (vi) Home / Social Sciences; (vii) Mathematical Sciences; (viii) Medical Sciences; (ix) Physical Sciences and (x) Veterinary Sciences by an award called "Tamilnadu Scientist Award (TANSA).

The Award will be bestowed on a person who has made conspicuously important and outstanding contribution to human knowledge and progress, fundamental or applied, in the particular field of the endeavour

Eligibility Criteria:

            Any native of Tamilnadu engaged in research innovation/feat in any field of science and technology in Tamilnadu is eligible to apply for TANSA award. The TANSA will be awarded on the basis of research contribution made / skill talent acquired in Tamilnadu during the ten years preceding the year of award Work done up to December 2020 may be submitted for TANSA 2020

Details of the Award:

               The award carries a cash prize of Rs.50000/- and a citation


 Nomination of suitable candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria are invited for TANSA-2020. Following categories of people are authorized to nominate

(i) Vice Chancellor of Universities, Dean of Science, Agriculture, Engineering and Technology, Medical Faculties and Veterinary Sciences.

(ii) Directors, Deans of the faculties of institutions deemed to be of University status

(iii) Directors of national organizations such as CLRI, CECRI and other research organisation (Public & Private) situated in the State of Tamilnadu

(iv) Directors of the Technical /Medical Collegiate/School Education Head of the Institution

(v) Directors of reputed industries such as BHEL, SPIC, NLC, MRL, IMTI, IHH etc

The nominating authorities are requested to verify the claims made by the applicants before nominating their candidature for the consideration of TANSA.


Advisory Committees comprising of experts will be constituted for the award in each discipline. The award in specific discipline may be withheld by the Council in any year it in the opinion of the advisory Committee; no sufficiently meritorious candidate is forthcoming in that year


        The application form can be downloaded from the website Four copies of Application in bound form with full particulars along with DD for Rs 500/ and other enclosures may be submitted to The Member Secretary, Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology, DOTE Campus, Chennai - 600 025" on or before 30th June 2021.

Last date for application: 30-06-2021

Download the application form: Click here

Link for official notification: Click here

For more details: Click here

Get instant updates on: Facebook | WhatsApp | Telegram

Disclaimer : We try to ensure that the information we post is correct to the best of our knowledge. However, despite our best efforts, some of the content may contain errors. In such case kindly refer the official notification