CSIR Innovation Award 2020 for School Students

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced the CSIR Innovation Award 2020 for school students was designed to support scientific temperament and to generate innovative spirit among school children.

Winning entries will be selected basis the novelty and utility for any new concept or idea or design or a solution to an existing problem or a completely new method/device/utility.

The proposals submitted by the students are expected to be novel and useful. It could be a new concept or idea or design or a solution to an existing problem or should be completely a new method/ process/ device/ utility. The concept of the innovation should have been proved through a model, a prototype or experimental data.

The students are required to submit the details of the innovation proposals by hard copy in English/Hindi (not more than 5000 words), along with an authentication certificate (having seal and date) issued by the Principal / Head of the School where the student is enrolled.

Proposals must have Title of the Innovation, Name, and Date of birth of the candidate, school and residential address, class, telephone no. (residence /school) and an e-mail address. Details of any assistance/ guidance provided by teachers/parents/friends or others must be appropriately acknowledged.

Any submitted material is expected to be unique and not reproduced or copied from the information published on the internet, otherwise, it will not be considered.

Any Indian school student up to Class XII and below 18 years of age as on 31st January 2020 is eligible to apply in English or Hindi through the Principal/Head of the School (for authentication purposes).

Proposals can be submitted by a student or a group of students. However, a single award will be given to a group of students.

Categories of Prizes: –

There are in total 15 prizes, where besides a certificate, cash awards shall also be given:

  • First Prize (1 Nos.): Rs. 1,00,000/-
  • Second Prize (2 Nos.): Rs. 50,000/- each
  • Third Prize (3 Nos.): Rs. 30,000/- each
  • Fourth Prize (4 Nos.): Rs. 20,000/- each
  • Fifth Prize (5 Nos.): Rs. 10,000/- each

How to submit the proposal for CISR Innovation CSIR Innovation Award 2020:-

Applications should be submitted by hard copy through Registered Post/Courier to:

  • Head, CSIR-Innovation Protection Unit, NISCAIR Building, 14 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110 067 with the envelope marked on top left-hand corner “CIASC-2020”.

It may please be noted that a hard copy of all applications should be submitted through the post with an authentication letter (with seal and date) from the School Principal on the innovation claims being made.

An online proposal must reach CSIR –IPU before 30th April 2020. Applications received on or before 30th April 2020 will be considered for the Award.

The CSIR Innovation Award 2020 result will be announced on or before 26th September 2020, at New Delhi and would be communicated to the Awardees only. The awards will be given to winners on CSIR Foundation Day i.e. 26th September 2020.

The students, parents or school staff are requested to read the complete information from the CSIR Website. Click here to visit the notification page.

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