Dr. Dipendra Prasad


Dr. Dipendra Prasad, professor of mathematics, is a number theorist known for his work in the areas of automorphic representations and the Gan-Gross-Prasad conjecture.


Dr. Prasad did his MSc. in Mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1980. After working as a research scholar at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, he then went on to earn his doctorate from Harvard University in 1989. Following his passion for academia, Dr. Prasad served as a research assistant, fellow, and then as a reader at TIFR Mumbai from 1989-1997. Having served as a professor at the harish-Chandra research Institute in Allahabad and TIFR Mumbai, he moved to IIT Bombay in 2019.
Dr. Prasad is the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors, such as Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in mathematical sciences (2002); JC Bose fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi; Swarna Jayanti Fellowship in 1999.

Achievements and Honors

  • TWAS Prize, The World Academy of Sciences, 2019.
  • Jean-Morlet Chair, Centre International de Rencontres Mathematiques,2016
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy , 2003.
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in Mathematical Sciences, 2002.
  • Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences, India ,1997.
  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences ,1995.