As India found its place on the global map with the success of the Chandrayan, appreciation started pouring in from all quarters for Dr. Jitendranath Goswami, the chief scientist of Chandrayan 1. He was also associated with the team of Chandrayan 2 and Mangalyaan.
Dr. Jitendranath Goswami, a popular scientist was born in the Jorhat district of Assam in the year 1950.He was known for his diligence and hard work right from his childhood. Dr.Goswami came sixth in the higher secondary examination conducted by Assam Higher Secondary Education Council. His interest towards science and space craft’s motivated him to take up Physics as a subject for higher studies. He shifted to Guwahati, Assam to pursue his dreams. Dr.Goswami joined the famous Cotton College in Guwahati, Assam to study Physics.After completing his graduation degree he studied M.Sc from Guwahati University in Assam.Later on, he joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research to Complete his Ph.D. He also worked for some time as a post graduate research scholar in Berkeley at the University of California.
Awards and Accolades
Dr. Goswami has received various awards and accolades and has been recognized for his contribution to Physics.He has more than hundred and fifty publications in various journals of global repute.This researcher from Assam has been awarded the INSA Young Scientist award, Young Associate of Indian Academy of Sciences, the NASA group achievement award and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in the earth and planetary sciences.In the year 2008, he became the first person from Jorhat, Assam to be elected as a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.The Asia Oceania Geoscience Society in the year 2014 recognized his work by conferring on him the Axford Award.
Dr. Jitendranath Goswami was also awarded the highest civilian award by the government of Assam, the prestigious The Asom Ratna Award in the year 2015 which is conferred on people from the state of Assam with exceptional talent in a particular domain.
The year 2017 was extremely important for him as he received the most coveted Padmashri by the government of India.
Dr. Goswami always dedicated his awards to his teachers right from elementary school.He always motivates the younger generation to pursue science and explore new opportunities.One of the best brains in the country today, Dr. Goswami proved to be a worthy son of the land.