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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 awards are given every year during the Festival of Innovation (FOIN) at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the month of March.

The awards will be given to young innovators in the following category:

Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards, 2018
(Last Date of Submission:November 30, 2017)

  • MLM (More from less for many), Frugal Innovation award- ideas that econmise 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. ecologcial compatability
  • Technological-edge award-ideas that push the frontiers in any technolgical domain
  • BIRAC-SRISTI award for biotechnological/medical/healthcare innovation
  • Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Amulya K.N. Reddy GYTI Award

Techpedia ( at SRISTI invites entries for these three awards by 30th November 2017.

Student projects which address an important social, environmental or technological problem faced by masses or disadvantaged people/sectors/spaces or micro and small enterprises, or have the potential to impact a pressing national need are invited. The applications may be made by the past or present students of technical institutions/universities. On behalf of the students who have already passed out and left the Institute/ University, the faculty member, who supervised the project, can also apply.

A: MLM (More from less from Many) award: This award will be given to the innovations which use significantly less material/energy to create sustainable solutions. Frugality and creating value for many by using lesser material, energy, and resource could be the key focus while bench-marking such innovations

B: SRISTI social technological Award: The best student's projects which have a demonstrable proof of concept/ prototype having significant amount of novelty and social applications are eligible for this award. Any projects completed in or after 2011 can be submitted by the students or their faculty supervisors on their behalf.

C: Technological edge award: A breakthrough or a significant technological advance in any field of engineering, pharmacy, medical, agricultural, or other disciplines will entitle a student to qualify for this award.

D: BIRAC-SRISTI award for biotechnological/medical/healthcare innovation:A technology having potential for reaching the masses and/or addressing a felt social need or making it extremely affordable compared to available solution will be selected. Up to fifteen of the selected innovations may be given a grant of Rs.15 lac each and another hundred idea may be granted one lac each for taking the idea forward.

The full project report of the shortlisted projects will be needed for final evaluation. Last date for submission of entries is 30th November 2017.

All the shortlisted entries will be displayed by winners at the Festival of Innovationsat Rashtrapati Bhavan in March 2019. The submitted entries will be included in database with due acknowledgement of the name of the team members, supervisor, college, department and any contact information provided.

The exhibition will be visited by leading policy makers and practitioners of the country. The prototype may be retained to be displayed in a permanent exhibition likely to be developed soon at the national level with due acknowledgement of innovators, supervisors and the concerned institution.

The nominations have to be submitted at and only abstract of the content submitted along with innovator's detail would be published at the site or shared otherwise. If the student wish to have incubation support, they should clearly indicate the same in their nomination form. For those interested in IPR support, assistance from a network of pro bono attorneys can be mobilised at concessional term.

For any query, please contact Team Techpedia-GYTI at, Call us at +919099258492. For looking at the awards given this year, please visit , initiative.

Looking forward to your enthusiastic cooperation to make India Innovative.