Announcement SRISTI-GYTI 2022

SRISTI-GYTI (Gandhian Young Technological Innovation) Awards, 2022 for technology students from all disciplines of Engineering/technology except for life sciences

The young technology students are invited to submit their entries from non-life science disciplines for above awards at GYTI site before February 28, 2022. The applications for life sciences will be submitted at

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

• MLM (More from less for many), Frugal Innovation award- technologies that economise on the use of materials/energy, are extremely sustainable

• SRISTI - socially relevant technological innovation award-products/prototypes that address unmet social needs or improve the functioning of existing solutions, increase affordability and/or improve circularity i.e. ecological compatibility.

• Technological-edge award-ideas that push the frontiers in any technological domain.

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. The faculty member, who supervised the project, can also apply on behalf of the students who have already passed out and left the Institute/ University, but awards would be given only to students willing to take their ideas forward. No financial grant accompanies these awards, only citations are given to recognize the talent of young innovators.

Eligibility: An Indian Student pursuing UG/PG/PhD in any discipline is eligible to apply for this award. The student should have a valid ID issued by the Institution/University. A No objection Certificate (NOC), as per the prescribed format needs to be submitted along with the application.

For the awards in life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, agriculture, pharmacy, etc., the applications can be submitted online by the postgraduate students at the BIRAC website. These applications will be considered for SITARE-GYTI award and not SRISTI-GYTI awards.

The full project report of the shortlisted projects will be needed for final evaluation. Video, photographs, test reports, comparative advantage vis a vis existing solutions in that domain, literature & patent review, etc., may be attached.

The last date for submission of entries is 28 February 2022.

The submitted entries will also be hosted on the database with due acknowledgment of the name of the team members, supervisor, college, department and any contact information provided during the application.

The exhibition of innovations is likely to be visited by leading policymakers 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 acknowledgment of innovators, supervisors and the concerned institution.

The applications have to be submitted at lang="EN-US"> but only abstract of the content submitted along with innovator detail would be published at the site or shared otherwise. If the students wish to have incubation support, they should clearly indicate the same in their application form. SIIE-Bio-NEST incubator supported by BIRAC, DBT, Government of India at SRISTI Innovations welcome applications from innovative biotech researchers.

For any query, please Contact Team Techpedia-GYTI at or Call us at +919099258492.

For awards given this year please visit,, initiative.

Looking forward to your enthusiastic cooperation to make India Innovative to encounter the unmet social needs.