Professor Bimla Buti has declared (at the PSSI GBM, 2011) that the award amount for the Buti Young Scientist Award will be enhanced to Rs.10,000/- from the year 2012 onwards.



To encourage young scientists, ‘Buti Young Scientist Award' has been instituted by Buti Foundation. The award consists of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs.10,000. On behalf of Buti Foundation, Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI) at its Annual National Conference will present this award to the selected young researcher for the best presentation.


The first award was given at PLASMA 2004 (PSSI Conference) held at Bundelkhand University at Jhansi in December 2004. Looking at the great enthusiasm of the young participants for competing for this award, President, Buti Foundation has decided to have TWO such awards from 2005 onwards.


One award will be exclusively for applicants from Universities and Colleges and the second one will be open to all young scientists. This has been done keeping in mind that the scientists at Universities and Colleges do not have facilities comparable to the ones at Research Institutes. However there will be no compromise on the quality of the presentation. In case, the presentations are not to the mark, no award will be given that year.


For further information, check The Buti Foundation website.

Who can apply ?

Buti Foundation Young Scientist Award is open to Graduate students working towards their Ph.D. degrees and to fresh Ph.D.s with less than 2 years post-doctoral experience. Maximum age limit for competing for this award is 35 years (as on January 1 of the year of conference) . This award of Rs. 10000 is for the best presentation with really good contents to be presented at the annual PSSI meeting.


The applicant should be a Life Member of PSSI.


The applicant should NOT have presented the same material in previous editions of the Buti Award.

Guidelines (Please read carefully before applying)

1. One-page abstract, full manuscript of the work carried out by the student (maximum 5 A4 size pages), and CV should be emailed to on or before the date prescribed on the Abstract submission (Indico) portal. Entries received after this date will not be considered.  Entries without (1) Abstract on Indico (2) Full paper in the format prescribed on Indico portal (3) CV of the candidate showing date f birth (4) Recommendation from thesis advisor, can be rejected from Buti Award presentations without informing the candidate. If abstract has been submitted, they can however present the paper as oral/poster as assigned by the Scientific Programme Committee. 


2. The abstract should be approved by the student's thesis advisor.


3. The Scientific programme committee of PSSI will do an initial screening to select 5-6 applicants who will be asked to make an ORAL presentation at the special session during the Plasma Conference.


3. Maximum age limit is 35 years.


4. Time given will usually be 15+5 minutes, but if a situation arises that would necessitate rescheduling of the presentation time, the applicants would be informed prior to the start of the session and they would need to complete their talk within the stipulated time.


5. Other than scientific quality of the work being presented, the panel of judges will also seriously consider the presentation skills (visual as well as vocal), time management, clarity of presentation as well as defence of the presented data while choosing a awardee.


6. The panel of judges may choose NOT to award the prize in case a suitable candidate is not found.


7. The decision of the panel of Judges would be final and binding.


8. Membership in PSSI is mandatory. 



Professor B. Buti,

President, Buti Foundation,

B-8/6042, Vasant Kunj,

New Delhi 110 070

E-mail :


Past Receipients of the BUTI Young Scientist Award







Sambaran Pahari

IPR, Gandhinagar

Confinement of electron plasmas and observation of modes in a toroidal Penning trap


Suraj Sinha

IPR, Gandhinagar

Power balance at cathode in glow discharges


P. Bandhyopadhyay

IPR, Gandhinagar

Experimental study of nonlinear solitory waves in a strongly coupled dusty plasma


Ruchi Mishra

Dr. H.S Gour Uty, Sagar (MP)

Shear driven electrostatic Ion-cyclotron instability in a current-less plasma : A study using loss-cone distribution function


Maya P

IPR, Gandhinagar


Nidhi Shukla

H S Gour Uty


Sharad Kumar Yadav

IPR, Gandhinagar

Electron Current Pulse Propagation And Its Anomalous Dissipation Through Inhomogeneous Plasma

Prajapati R. P.

Vikram Uty, Ujjain

Effect of Flow Velocity and Pressure Anisotropy on Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability of Anisotropic Plasma Using Polytrope Laws


G. S. Gogna

Dublin University

The resonance hairpin probe-concept, theory and application in magnetized plasma


Shail Pandey

IIT Kanpur

Observation of electron plasma waves inside large amplitude electromagnetic pulses in a temporally growing plasma

B. Kakati


Negative ion production using Ceasium coated dust



Udit Narayan Pal

CEERI Pilani

Development and Characterization Studies of DBD based Ultraviolet Light Sources

Swarniv Chandra

Jadavpur University

Solitary Structures in Electron-acoustic Waves in a Relativistically Degenerate Quantum Plasma with Two-Temperature Electrons


No award was presented.


Uday Chakravarty


Enhanced laser energy absorption and x-ray emission from nanostructured targets irradiated by ultrahigh intensity laser pulses.


Sourav Pramanik

SINP Kolkata

Effect of Transverse magnetic field on the steady state solutions of a Bursian diode.

K. Nityanandan

Pondicherry University

A novel observation of whight light laser in saturable non-linear optical media



CEERI Pilani

Optimization Studies of Pseudospark Sourced Electron Beam for Development of Plasma Assisted Slow Wave Oscillator

Deep Kumar KURI

Tezpur University

Cyclotron effects on hot electron generation and their role in proton acceleration by a short pulse circularly polarized laser from overdense plasmas


Mridula N. 

VSSC, Trivandrum

A Quantitative Analysis On The Roles Of F3 Layers As Well As Solar Flux In

Modulating The Topside Ionization Over Indian Region


Anshu Verma

IIT Delhi

Exploring Thruster Potential of Compact ECR Plasma Source


M. G. Hariprasad

IPR Gandhinagar

First Order Phase Transition and Crystal-Fluid Coexistence in a Complex Plasma System


Nandini Yadava

Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Understanding the Physical Processes Prevailing in the Edge Plasma Region of Aditya-U Tokamak using Spectroscopic measurements

Ajaz Ahmad Mir

IIT Jammu

Synchronization of Dust Acoustic Waves in a forced Korteweg-de Vries-Burgers



Pallab Boro

J N U, New Delhi

Cosmic Ray Driven Magnetohydrodynamic Waves In Magnetized Self-Gravitating Dusty Molecular Clouds

Tirtha Mandal

RRCAT, Indore

Investigation of Ultra-Short High Intensity Laser Plasma Interaction Through MeV Fast Electrons and X-Ray Generation Studies


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