Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards celebrates the spirit of student innovation in all the fields of engineering, science, technology and design through extremely affordable/frugal solution or the ones pushing the technological edge. These could deal for example, with a) communities at grassroots, b) co-creation with grassroots innovators, c) manufacturable technologies for saving or generating energy, sanitation, water purification, saving material consumption, d) biotechnology and medical devices, e) diagnostics, f) assistive devices for physically challenged, and all others areas of social and industrial applications. One can submit more than one application in hard-core manufacturing areas, including but not restricted to aerospace, transportation, construction, textile, electronics, Nano-technologies, computer science applications etc.

We are happy to invite submissions of projects/innovations by students for the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards. It is a SRISTI initiative to foster youth-driven tech innovations. The Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards will be given in March, during the Festival of Innovations (FOIN), hosted by The office of the President of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

We also invite all technology institutions to upload abstracts of all UG/PG/PhD projects pursued by the students at to promote originality and inclusive innovation. It will also give global visibility to the idea of Indian tech youth and promote, hopefully collaborations worldwide.

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

GYTI Awards, 2018 (Categories)

  • Last date for submission of entries is November 30th, 2017
  • 1. MLM (More from less for many), Frugal Innovation award
  • 2. SRISTI socially relevant technological innovation award
  • 3. Technological-edge award
  • 4. BIRAC-SRISTI award for biotechnological/medical/healthcare innovation
  • 5. Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Amulya K.N. Reddy GYTI Award


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