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Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards celebrates the spirit of student innovation in the fields of engineering, science, biotechnology, medical solution, extremely affordable/frugal solution for communities at grassroots, co-creation with grassroots innovators, manufacturable technologies for saving or generating energy, sanitation, water purification and all others areas of social and industrial applications.
We are happy to invite submissions of projects/innovations by students for the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2016. It is a SRISTI initiative to foster youth driven innovations. The awards will be given on March,2016 by Dr. R.A. Mashelkar (Chairperson, NIF), during the Festival of Innovations hosted by The Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

GYTI 2016 awards will be given on 13th March 2016 at Rashtrapati Bhavan during The Festival of Innovation (FOIN) March 12-18 2016. Currently the entries are being reviewed by experts.
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    Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards

    Gandhiji had announced an award of 7700 pounds, ( approx Rs one lac ) to redesign charkha-spinning wheel. Today the value of this prize will be more than Rs10 crores. Today's young innovators can certainly take an inspiration to socialize engineering and technologies to address the need of BOP. Creating "More from Less for Many " MLM could be the target of each frugal innovator.

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    GYTI Award Function 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan

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    GYTI 2013 winner Maumita Bhattacharjee won 'The Power of Shunya : Challenge for Zero'

  • GYTI winner from GTU appeals fellow students to leverage the National Innovation Award

Call for pre proposals on "Electrochemical and Optical Imaging Device Technologies"
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About GYTI Award

About GYTI

SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions) has established three national awards for innovative student projects in engineering, pharmacy, science and other applied technologies. These will be given away by Dr.R.A.Mashelkar, Chairperson of NIF at RashtrapatiBhavan in March 2016.

GYTI Awards, 2016 (Categories)

  • 1. MLM ( More from less for Many ) award
  • 2. Sristi socially relevant technological innovation award
  • 3. Technological-edge award
  • 4. BIRAC-SRISTI award for biotechnological/medical/healthcare innovation


SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions), which means creation, was born in 1993, essentially to support the activities of the Honey Bee Network to recognize, respect and reward creativity at the grassroots. The objectives were: systematic documentation, dissemination of, and value addition in grassroots green innovations, providing them intellectual property rights protection and risk capital support besides helping in the in situ and ex situ conservation of local biodiversity and associated knowledge system.

Mahatma Gandhi's Announcement of a Design Competition

Mahatma Gandhi's Announcement of a Design Competition, 24th July 1929 One Lakh Rupees or 7700 Pounds Prize!
Akhila Bharatiya Charkhaa Sangh Workers' Samiti has decided to organize this contest for inventors and engineers all over the world that if they could come up with a Charkha or a Samyukta Yantra which - for making the thread and cloth that satisfies the following criterion - shall be awarded prize money of 1 Lakh Rupees or 7700 pounds. Read More

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  • I want to warmly congratulate all the winners today but also the winners of the last year and the year before last. When I was going around (GYTI exhibition) today, I was feeling younger, I was feeling amazed at the quality of mind that our young children and students have. What touched me most was that these innovations were not just about making the next supercar or next s... Read More

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    - Dr. R.A. Mashelkar