Tuesday, June 4, 2013

5 Brightest Students of India who Won Nobel Prize

Tales of immense pain, infinite sacrifices and courage to overcome unconquerable odds are abundant in the lives of millions of students in our county. Among them, a very few with their raw talent and determination have performed exceptionally well to reach the –pinnacle of success and have brought fame to this great nation. Their academic accomplishments are so imposing that on occasions their CVs looks terrifying. Vision, perseverance, honesty, integrity, respect, and most of all the right to education are the driving force behind their exceptional feats.

Here is a brief overview of 5 exceptional achievers who were extraordinary in studies and went on to win the most prestigious prize known to mankind, the Nobel Prize, and brought great glory to our nation, as listed on Career360.

C.V. Raman
Born on November 7th, 1888 to a lecturer, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman is arguably the greatest mind to be born in our country. His academic brilliance was at view from a very tender age.

Raman won a scholarship and joined the Presidency College at the age of 13. At 15, he completed his graduation (B.A.) and also garnered the gold medals for Physics and English. At 19, he completed his Master’s (M.A.) with the highest distinctions. Later, he cracked the Civil Services competitive exam for the Finance Department with the highest marks and was appointed as the Assistant Accountant General in Finance Department in Calcutta.

Raman’s heart though was in research, and in 1917, he resigned from his government service and continued his research at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta.

In 1930, his outstanding work related to scattering of light fetched him the Nobel Prize in Physics, which was incidentally the first for an Indian Scholar who studied entirely in India.

Raman’s contribution to the field of science earned him a lot of accolades and awards. Bharat Ratna (1954), Knighthood (1929), Franklin medal and Lenin Peace Prize are a few to name.

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Comment by Anumakonda Jagadeesh

How about Dr.Venkatraman Ramakrishnan? Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan, Kt, FRS ( born: 1952) is an Indian-born American and British structural biologist, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome". He currently works at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.

Venkatraman was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to Molecular Biology. Ramakrishnan was born in Chidambaram in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, India to C. V. Ramakrishnan and Rajalakshmi. Both his parents were scientists and taught biochemistry at the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda. He moved to Vadodara (previously also known as Baroda) in Gujarat at the age of three, where he had his schooling at Convent of Jesus and Mary, except for spending 1960–61 in Adelaide, Australia. Following his Pre-Science at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, he did his undergraduate studies in the same university on a National Science Talent Scholarship, graduating with a BSc degree in Physics in 1971.

Immediately after graduation he moved to the U.S.A., where he obtained his PhD degree in Physics from Ohio University in 1976. He then spent two years studying biology as a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego while making a transition from theoretical physics to biology. 
Ramakrishnan is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of EMBO and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He was awarded the 2007 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, the 2008 Heatley Medal of the British Biochemical Society and the 2009 Rolf-Sammet Professorship at the Goethe University Frankfurt. In 2009, Ramakrishnan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath. He received India's second highest civilian honor, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2010.

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