SRISTI celebrates the creativity and innovation of young technological students by recognising their outstanding projects with Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards. These awards are given every year during the Festival of Innovation (FOIN) at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the month of March. This year, these awards are on March 5, 2017 at FOIN. It is hoped that such recognition will enthuse young innovators to pursue even more outstanding research addressing unmet social needs and set up entrepreneurial ventures in consonance with Start-Up movement gaining strength currently in India.

The categories of the GYTI awards are:

Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards, 2018

(Last Date of Submission: November 30, 2017)

  • MLM (More from less for many), Frugal Innovation award- ideas that economise on the use of material, extremely affordable, sustainable
  • SRISTI socially relevant technological innovation award-ideas that address unmet social needs or improve the functioning of existing solution, increase affordability and/or improve circularity i.e. ecological compatibility
  • Technological-edge award-ideas that push the frontiers in any technological domain
  • BIRAC-SRISTI award for biotechnological/medical/healthcare innovation
  • Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Amulya K.N. Reddy GYTI Award

Financial support is also given to some of the awardees as per following windows of opportunity:

  • BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Awards – Rs 15, 00,000 grants will be given for further research / prototype development work to each 15 awardees of medical and biotech arena
  • BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Appreciation Awards – Rs 1, 00,000 will be given to 100 Grassroots and student innovations / ideas (School/UG/PG) for value addition at different labs including SRISTI Sadbhav Sanshodhan Lab
  • Hariom Ashram prerit, Dr. Amulaya K. N. Reddy GYTI Award – Rs 50,000 each to Five GYTI awardees.

Any student project that has been completed during 2015-16 to 2017-18 is eligible for consideration of awards. The faculty members can encourage their students to submit the projects at following URL: or submit it themselves under the names of the students. We acknowledge that much of the good work students do is done under the guidance of their teachers/mentors; however, we aim to encourage creativity of students and thus request teachers to support them in the Honey Bee Network movement’s effort to promote young innovators.

Last date for submission of entries is November 30, 2017

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