Prof. Kapil Hari Paranjape


Prof. Kapil Hari Paranjape is an Indian mathematician specializing in algebraic geometry. He is a Professor of Mathematics at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali.


Prof. Paranjape did his five years integrated MSc. in Mathematics from IIT Kanpur with distinction in 1982. He later joined School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and was awarded his PhD Mathematics in 1992. He served as a Reader at TIFR from 1993-1998. He also held various visiting positions at University of Chicago, University of Paris-Sud and University of Warwick. He was later appointed as a professor at the Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. He was a visiting professor at California Institute of Technology from 2001-2009. Since 2009 he is a professor of Mathematics at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali. He was awarded the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 2005 in the mathematical sciences category. He was also awarded the Fellowship of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2019.

Achievements and Honors

  • Fellowship of The World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, 2019.
  • J. C. Bose National Fellowship, 2010, renewed in 2015.
  • Fellowship of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2009.
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 2005.
  • Associate of the ICTP, Trieste, 1999-2001.
  • DST Swarnajayanti Grant, 2001.
  • B. M. Birla award for young scientists, 1999.
  • Fellowship of National Academy of Sciences Allahabad, 1999.
  • Fellowship of Indian Academy of Sciences Bangalore, 1997.
  • Associateship of Indian Academy of Sciences 1992-95, IAS, 1992.
  • General Proficiency Prize for Mathematics, I.I.T. Kanpur, 1982.
  • National Science Talent Search Scholarship, NCERT, 1977.
  • Junior Science Talent Search Scholarship, 1974.