Award and Honours (International)

Noble Prize

  • The most prestigious award in the world. It was set up in 1900 under the will of Alfred Bernhard Nobel.
  • The Nobel prizes are presented annually on 10 December (The death anniversary of the founder).
  • It is given in the fields of Peace Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine (from 1901) and Economic (from 1969).

Winner of Nobel Prize from India 

Winner Field Year
Venkartraman Ramakrishnan Chemistry 2009
Amarty Sen Economics 1998
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Physics 1983
Mother Teresa Peace 1979
Hargobind Khorana Medicine 1968
CV Raman Physics 1930
Rabindranath Tagore Literature 1913


Pulitzer Prize

  • Instituted in 1917 and named after US publisher Joseph Pulitzer.
  • It is conferred annually in the United State for the accomplishments in journalism, Literature and music.

Magsaysay Awards

  • Instituted in 1957. Named after Roman Magsaysay, the former President of Philippines.
  • The award is given annually on August 31, the birth anniversary of Magsaysay, for outstanding contribution in Public service, Community leadership, Journalism, Literature & Creative Arts and International Understanding.

Man Booker Prize

Right Livelihood Award

  • The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980.
  • It is also referred as “Alternative Nobel” Prize.
  • It is given to persons to honour those “working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the world today.

Oscar Award

  • Instituted in 1929, these awards are conferred annually by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, USA, in recognition of outstanding contribution in the various fields of film making.

UN Human Rights Award

  • Instituted in 1966, this award is given every 5 years for individual contributions to the establishment of human rights.

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize

  • Instituted by UNESCO (1995) for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence on the occasion of the UN Year of Tolerance and the 125th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Funded by donation from Madanjeet Singh.