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 RashtrapatiBhavan in the month of March. This year, these awards were given 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 for submission of entries is November 30th, 2017

  • MLM (More from less for many), Frugal Innovation award- ideas that economise on the use of material are extremely affordable and 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 and waste minimization
  • 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 for various disciplines
    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 and possible entrepreneurship development work to each of the 15 awardees in medical device and biotech area
  • BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Appreciation Awards – Rs 1, 00,000  isgiven to 100 Grassroots and student innovations / ideas (School/UG/PG) for value addition at different labs including SRISTI SadbhavSanshodhan Lab
  • Hariom Ashram prerit, Dr. Amulaya K. N. Reddy GYTI Award – Rs 50,000 each to Five GYTI awardees.
  • The awardees can choose to join the Bionest Incubator likely to be set up at SRISTI in collaboration with BIRAC and DBT, New Delhi. SRISTI plans to organize several summer/winter schools on inclusive innovations. Awardees can join those and develop innovative solutions to unmet social needs in a time bond manner.

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 name 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 by sharing the announcement with them.

Last date for submission of entries is November 30th, 2017
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