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AVRA Technology Award – 2021 presented to Dr Krishna M Ella

Published: 10th Aug, 2022


The AVRA Technology Award – 2021 was presented to Dr Krishna M Ella, Chairman, Bharat Biotech, at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. Bharat Biotech (in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology) produced India’s indigenous vaccine, Covaxin.

About the Award

  • The award is instituted in honour of Dr AV Rama Rao, former director of CSIR-IICT, and Founder of AVRA Laboratories, while CSIR-IICT sponsored the award.
  • The award carries a cash award of Rs one lakh and a memento.
  • It is given to an eminent scientist/technologist who has contributed significantly to the national objectives in the domain of science and technology.

Some of the earlier award recipients include Prof. Sandeep Verma, Secretary, Science, and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Prof UR Rao, former chairman of ISRO, Prof MS Swaminathan, Prof MM Sharma, and Dr Sam Pitroda.

Bharat Biotech

  • Bharat Biotech is a pioneering biotechnology company known for its world-class R&D and manufacturing capabilities. 
  • It is headquartered in Hyderabad
  • Founded in: 1996

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