Dr Hudaa Neetoo, an academic staff of the Faculty of Agriculture, won the second prize of the Best Young Mauritian Scientist competition 2015.
This award aimed at recognizing the efforts of young Mauritian scientist researchers of no more than 35 years old, in the field of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Technology, through an open competition evaluated by a jury panel of local experienced intellectuals, chaired by Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. The process involved an application, followed by a presentation and interview by the jury panelists.
|Dr Hudaa Neetoo, second from the right|
Two runner-ups were also named and rewarded accordingly. Dr Swaleha Hudaa Bibi Neetoo won the second prize and Dr Kessen Shunmoogum Patten, the third prize. While the former got a cash prize of Rs 75,000, the latter obtained Rs 50,000. Both runner-ups received support to a maximum of Rs 50,000 for a short term attachment in a University abroad for a research or study tour. The award ceremony also saw the presentation of rewards to winners of the second edition of the Mauritius Research Council Post Graduate Conference 2014 held in October 2014, where some 21 students from the natural sciences and engineering as well as social sciences fields presented their respective MPhil/PhD project